A friend of mine is currently moving house and has asked me for some dining room table ideas. She likes mixing and matching old and rustic furniture with modern items. Ideally she would like a rustic wooden dining table with modern red chairs set in front of a glass-fronted cabinet. I think this could work really well with the colourful chairs adding impact to the room and keeping the look contemporary.Here is some inspiration... I love the mix-and-mis-match frames in the first picture.
I'm loving this antique table...
(images: Ideal Home)
Now while there are plenty of nice dining tables out there it's not easy to find exactly what you want when you're working on a tight budget. Here are some tables that are all under the £500 mark.