The holiday season is upon us and most of us are preparing our homes by decking the halls with twinkling lights and sparkly ornaments. You may be planning a gorgeous holiday table scape for your dining room as well, but beyond the décor have you thought about how practical your dining set is for hosting a big holiday get together? This time of year is synonymous with entertaining and it’s worth it to re-think your dining area and make sure it’s properly set up to help you be the host with the most in the easiest and most functional way possible.
Many homes have a formal dining room that is rarely used throughout the year and instead serves as the designated space for homework, mail sorting or a home office. To help you avoid any pre-hosting stress before the holidays we’ve rounded up some helpful tips to help get your dining room ready as well as 4 practical dining sets to help you conquer the holidays.
Decorative dining chairs are common for dramatic tables, but comfortable chairs will make a long dinner much more enjoyable. High-end custom dining chairs can be very expensive, but they are made for comfort and meant to last a long time. Chairs that are fully upholstered or have nice plushy seats are great options and they look beautiful next to a dining room table. It’s also important to have extra chairs on hand in case any unexpected last-minute guests show up. It’s also a good idea to have additional seating throughout your home for when guests want to mingle and relax before and after the main meal.
It’s a given that holiday dinners are big events with a lot of guests, but don’t invite more people than you can comfortably accommodate. If you are entertaining a big crowd make sure that everyone will have a spot at the table – it’s a great idea to have a dining room table with extendable leaves that can easily solve this challenge.
No matter what the occasion may be, it’s always fun to thoughtfully and tastefully decorate the table so that it looks nice and is memorable. Think about the colors of the season and select no more than three colors to guide the palette for the table design. There are many stores that sell affordable table décor right in time for the holidays where you can pick up themed placemats, linens, dishes and more that will create a beautiful aesthetic and ambiance for your holiday meal.
If you are hosting a big party a serving station, or buffet style dinner, is the easiest way to make sure everyone gets a taste of what they want without having heavy dishes being passed around the table and making a mess. You can easily set up your kitchen island as a serving station or a side table where all of the food and appetizers are displayed so guests can get up and serve themselves.
Something that is often overlooked in a dining room area is a decorative rug. Incorporating a captivating rug under your dining set helps to create a cozy and comfortable atmosphere. You can choose from a wide range of different options to find the style and material that works best for your lifestyle and will also provide warmth and comfort during those big holiday parties.
Here are 4 practical dining sets that would be ideal for your holiday entertaining needs:
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