There’s no better time for a room refresh than spring, but that needn’t mean investing in new furniture; with a fresh coat of paint and a few new accent pieces, your space will be transformed in no time.

Here are two colour scheme ideas that’ll make your dining space look good enough to eat.

The hero piece

A wooden dining table is a classic, so there’s no need to replace it, even if you’re in the market for a completely different look. This is John Lewis’ Alba extending dining table in Oak (£375), but any light wood table will work wonders in this scheme.

Colour Scheme 1 – party surprise 4

Aside from being right on trend, pale pink is a great choice for making a space feel light and airy while feeling warm, so try Party Surprise 4 to compliment your dining furniture. Consider a new statement pendant that ties in with your colour scheme, such as’s Ilaria glass pendant in Berry. Top off your table with Ikea’s Harfin set of three candlestick holders (£15), which will set the mood for summer dining and add some height to your table decor. Bon Appetit!

Colour Scheme 2 – hazelnut truffle

Rich and opulent it may be, but Hazelnut Truffle is a breeze to use in your dining space. It’ll complement your the material of your dining table and give your room a dramatic feel – use for a striking feature wall. This hue is a match made in heaven for warm metallic shades, so opt for copper accessories such as Habitat’s Aerial pendant light (£45). Add a splash of pattern and colour for a playful edge all in one with Ikea’s Spralla candles (£3.50).

Not sure which scheme’s for you? Try out these shades in your dining space at the touch of a screen with our free Visualizer app.

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