By Refilwe Boikanyo

With warmer weather fast approaching, your dining room, along with other areas in your home, needs to be ready for entertaining. The dining room is where you share meals with your friends and family; so before you call some guests over, look through our tips for creating a stylish dining area.

Tasteful mix

Instead of purchasing a dining set, mix and match your furniture. Try use benches instead of chairs that don’t come from the same set but complement each other.

Light it up

Buy interesting light fittings to illuminate the space as well as add a focal point to your room.

Antique chic

For a rich and elegant yet eclectic look, mix traditional antiques with contemporary styles.

Bright and bold

Liven up the space with bright pops of colour like an accent wall or bold, but functional accessories.

Down to earth

Create a clean, fresh look that has lots of personality by pairing neutral colours, natural materials and raw finishes with bright accents, interesting artworks and some greenery.

Plastic fantastic

Add a stylish and modern touch to your dining area with Perspex, glass or acrylic furniture­ – the great thing about clear dinning room furniture is that it compliments almost every material.