Whether you’re hosting your friends for a potluck sesh or just sprucing up your house for the New Year, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on decor. From dainty decorative lights to sleek napkin holders, we’ve rounded up some lovely ways to decorate your dining spaces. The best part is they’re all under $50!
Scroll through the gallery for decor ideas to make your dining area cosier and more inviting.
Text: Elizabeth Liew / The Singapore Women’s Weekly / December 2018
Additional text: Zoe Zeng
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Dinners sometimes get inevitably awkward, so why not use these cute conversation starters to get the ball rolling?
Copper wire fairy lights 5m, $9.90, Redmart
Dim the lights and use fairy lights to create a warm, cosy and inviting atmosphere. This one is battery-operated so you can use it on the dining table without having to worry about tripping over wires.
Frankincense & myrrh potpourri, $18.90, Marks & Spencer
Potpourri is a great way to add a hint of scent to your house without making anyone giddy. This one has a subtle scent of frankincense and myrrh, classic home fragrances that provide a cosy atmosphere. Pepper the dining table with it, or place in a glass bowl.
Robin hard mat & coaster set, $49.90, Marks & Spencer
For fuss-free dining, this set of four placemats and coasters add a merry touch to your dining table.
Tree candle holder, $44.95, H&M Home
Give your tablescape a sense of grandeur with a candelabra, which is the perfect centrepiece for Christmas. This one adds a whimsical, rustic touch too!
Vinter 2018 LED decoration lighting (dome), $9.90, Ikea
Can your room decor get any prettier than these fairylights encased in a beautiful dome? It’s very convenient to use, with a built-in timer that automatically turns the light on daily for up to six hours.
Vinter 2018 star napkin holder, $2.90, Ikea
A star-shaped napkin holder can be used all-year long, including the festive season.