1. Keep a minimal palette to avoid looking fussy and cluttered. Check this minimal masterpiece by the tremendous Kelly Wearstler
2. Your date will need a place to put their coat and bag immediately inside your entrance. Avoid the awkward "what shall I do with my bag?"
3. In a panic to clear the clutter? Use a kitchen side board like this stunner from Guinevere Antiques
4. Make sure your table is big enough. There is nothing less luxurious than feeling cramped - check this solid table from Tom Dixon
5. Now it's time to get a little more daring - show your personality with some interesting place settings, like this black cutlery set
6. And of course keep your place clean, neat and tidy. Hire a cleaner if you don't like tidying!
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