By Rosanna Holmes,
16th September 2009 - 09:58
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Sit down to dinner in style

Combine painted vintage chairs and a rustic table with simple floral textiles for a cheery dining room. 


 A bold wallpaper can work well with a checked carpet, so long as the colour palette remains fresh.


If you find a colour you love - be bold! Here, Egyptian Blue walls work perfectly with the striped rug, while a painted wooden floor and contemporary white furniture keeps it fresh.


Dark wood and tartan may sound traditional, but using tartan as a tablecloth gives the look a fun, but still cosy, twist.