Long, lazy Sunday lunches, candlelit feasts for friends and home-cooked comfort food – these are the joys of winter. Make the most of hunkering down indoors and give your dining area a bit of TLC so that every meal feels like a cause for a celebration.

The trick to creating an inviting atmosphere is all in the details. Firstly, let’s talk colour; this space uses warm, muted tones Bitter Chocolate 4 and Nutmeg Cluster 4 alongside punchy coral Gipsy Bloom 2 to create a subtly layered scheme that’s full of character. Try out different combinations of these shades and more on your walls with the Dulux Visualizer app. You can colour your walls with a tap of a screen to see how your dining space can look, and order testers directly from the app if you like what you see.

Dream Scheme Cosy Dining Room 1

This trio of shades set the tone for a sophisticated scheme, so give your space a luxe, restaurant-like feel with built-in seating and statement lighting. If built-in upholstered seating isn’t available to you, a bench stacked generously with cushions creates the same relaxed effect. Team with individual dining chairs that cocoon sitters, such as these Vitra Eames DSW chairs (£339), John Lewis. For similar cocooning designs, or this one from Lakeland, (£60).

Lighting is key to creating a lovely atmosphere, so low overhead pendants are a fail-safe way to illuminate gatherings with a little magic. Try the Gabrielle Textured Glass Pendant by House of Fraser (£64) for a similar design to the one seen here.

Finish the look with comfy textures and materials, such as Habitat’s soft velvet Regency cushions (£25) and crisp white table linens. Bon apetit!

Try out different combinations of these shades and more on your walls with the Dulux Visualizer app. Download it for free here.

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