Whether you have a traditional Dining Room or a small area within the kitchen or living room, it’s a great thing to have somewhere in your home that’s dedicated to the ritual of eating.

In modern times it’s easy to rush through meals, eating breakfast on the go, lunch at your desk and dinner in front of the TV. This distraction means we are less focussed on our food and we have lost the age-old formality of mealtimes.

Bring back mealtimes!

We’re big believers in having dinner at the table with loved ones after a long day: put away phones and tablets, turn off the TV and use this time to connect, bond and appreciate friends, family and food. Your meal will taste better we promise!

Dining on a budget

So, what if you are desperate to carve out a new dining area in your home or refresh your current dining furniture, but you are limited on budget? We have plenty of quality dining ranges that won’t break the bank – from oak dining tables and chair sets, to contemporary breakfast bar stools and sideboards. And what if space is limited? We have small tables and extendable tables – the ideal solution for adaptable living arrangements.

Ensure your dining table is large enough to accommodate the right amount of dining chairs to suit the members in your household. If space is an issue consider stackable or foldable chairs to make sure that everyone has a seat. Mis-matched dining chairs are bang on trend, which means you can alternate some low-cost or existing pieces with higher-end models for an economical and eclectic look.

We understand that the dining table needs to be versatile – used for work, study and creative activities as well as for eating – so we’d recommend investing in one key piece of quality dining furniture that will last, and experiment with lower cost items such as chairs and accessories.

Don’t forget the finishing touches

Affordable accessories such as table mats, candles, cutlery, trivets, tablecloths, napkins, plates, serveware, and sparkling new glassware can be updated easily to elevate the dining area without spending a fortune. Your dining table should be the focal point, and the team at Francis of Malvern can help you find the right one, within your price range.

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