January dinner party inspiration

January is the perfect time to host dinner parties at home

With the cold weather making us want to hibernate and people keen to save a penny or two on meals out, dining at home is an attractive option.

And it seems there are some great trends for dining decor in 2023, according to interiors experts.

If you’re looking for inspiration to overhaul your dining area then look no further.

All you need to do is get the cookbooks at the ready and brush up on your favourite winter recipes and you’re good to go.


Make a statement

Bold pieces that make a statement in your room are the top choice for dining this season.

Burntwood-based Peppermill Interiors boasts a new Signature collection, which offers an array of bespoke dining tables.

The Knightsbridge dining table has a chevron oak top to make a bold statememt and a solid oak star-shaped base. 

A spokesman said: “This collection has been carefully curated to offer the very best high quality furniture that will last for many years, becoming a special statement piece to in its home interior.”

Add a bold feature wall using colour or wallpaper or some eclectic accessories and you’re ready to go.



Wood is back in a big way this season and what can be better than an oak dining table to set off the perfect winter gathering.

Wood offers a warmth, especially during the colder months so if you’re looking to update your dining table, it’s worth considering.

Peppermill’s Henley table (left) is made of rustic oak and boasts a solid A-frame structure.

The Harrogate dining table (below) is available in two base options, including star or x-frame with an option for either a black or gunmetal finish, The table top has three size options and wood finishes so it can be adapted to each home. 



Glamour and style are the buzzwords in dining chairs this season.

Peppermill’s Signature collection includes the Madison Dining chair (left), which is sleek and curved and available in three neutral colourways and finished with tapered wooden legs.

The low-level back falls in line with the table top, making the chair ideal for offering uninterrupted views in an open-plan interior.

Meanwhile, the Dawson Carver chair (right) combines antique brown leather with the cool black metal frame with a plump cushioned seat, backrest and arms.



Lighting is key to providing the right ambience for a January dinner party.

Candlelight is always the top choice and adding some decorative candlesticks to the table is worth thinking about.

If you want to try electric lighting, however, a statement lamp could be the way to go.

This white marble and taupe lamp from Contact Cult Furniture provides great inspiration and something like this on your table or on a nearby cabinet would offer a striking look.




There are so many new styles and colours to choose from that you’ll be spoiled for choice.

This set of plates from Matalan offers a calming feel and at £15 for a set of four, is a purse-friendly option for January.

Choosing the right crockery can provide the perfect finish to your dinner party styling.


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