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How to add drama and glamour to your dining room

Luxe Kensington Reclaimed Wood Dining Table with glass top

Want to up the glamour and drama stakes in the dining room? Hark back to a time when glamour oozed from every pore and in every room in the house, including the dining room.

The 1920s and 30s were decadent decades, a time when glamour and sophistication were on everyone lips, a chance to leave the dullness and greyness of what had been the dreadful Great War behind. 

And today, nearly a hundred years later, you can take elements of these two decades to add to your glammed up dining room.

Drama and depth with the Luxe Kensington Collection

If there is one collection in our range that oozes glamour and drama, it is the Luxe Kensington.

Luxe Kensington Reclaimed Wood Dining Table

Just look at the high shine finish of the legs on the industrial reclaimed wood dining table? If ever anything oozed sheer elegance, it is this collection. Reclaimed wood furniture goes well with any style.

To give it extra glamour and drama, opt for the glass top on the table too.

Shine as bright as a diamond

The 1920s and 30s made the best use of the Art Deco style. Angular shapes, right angles and straight lines were all part of the glamour but they are as much about drama, as anything else.

The one true characteristic is to choose items that are made from reflective material. In fact, you can’t have too many mirrors, glass or shiny metallic finishes in the dramatized and glamourized dining room.

 Luxe Kensington Reclaimed Wood Round Coffee Table

This round coffee table would make a beautiful addition, alongside a large sideboard where your dining service could be stored when not in use.

Colour is part of the drama and glamour

The 20s and 30s characterised a lot of things and the one thing that aid and abet glamour in the dining room is colour. Think plush pinks, dramatic purple and enjoyable green, earthy in tone and depth. Mix these colours with plush feeling materials, such as velvet dining chairs and you are on to a winner.

Luxe Madison Chrome Grey Upholstered Dining Chair

Dress your glass top dining table with these modern, grey velvet dining chairs, the perfect way to create an amazing centrepiece and focal point to the dining room. Or how about the velvet dining bench, with its high back for drama?

Edwina Fabric Dining Bench

Add more colour with large, blousy blooms in a large, bulbous vase. And go all out with a glamourous mantelpiece clock, if you have a fireplace or, if not, a large wall clock, flanked with beautiful art.

Not just for dining

Parties in this era were not just about dining and great food. It was about relaxing, kicking back and enjoying a cocktail or three.

Whilst America rallied against Prohibition, in Britain, the cocktails flowed, the music played and people danced.

Why not introduce the same informality with a bar area in the dining room and enjoyable way of greeting guests and enjoying their company?

Louis de Poortere Rug Scarlet

Frame the bar area with a modern rug, a bright contemporary one. Opt for a pattern or choose a colour that easily fits with the early 20thCentury glamour that signifies the era.

And finally, if its glamour you want in the dining room, glamour you shall have – and that comes in the shape of a reclaimed chandelier…

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