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Preparing Your Dining Room for the Holidays

The holidays bring together family and friends from far and wide. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s, or another festive occasion this season, it’s important to make sure you have enough room and seating at the table for everyone.

Here’s a closer look at preparing your dining room for the holidays with beautiful, functional dining room table sets aimed at helping you maximize your space.

Holiday Seating 101

Hosts have a lot on their plates with the holiday season approaching. If you’re hosting a dinner, luncheon, brunch, or another soiree, ample seating is imperative. However, not all dining rooms are created equal – and neither are all dining and seating arrangements.

If you have a spacious dining room, the solution is relatively straightforward. A large dining room table and chair set can have everyone sitting in style. However, if you’re working with a smaller space, you may not be able to fit everyone at a single table or in one room. Luckily, this doesn’t mean you have to start crossing people off the guest list. Rather, you’ll need to get creative.

There are several ways to create extra space for special occasions. One popular approach for families who want to eat together at the same table is to relocate the meal from the dining room into the largest space in your home. While this may involve moving around some furniture, it can accomplish the ultimate goal of bringing everyone together.

Another effective method? Utilizing several tables – either in one room or in different rooms – and seating people in groups. For example, this six-chair dining room set could be used for extra seating in another area of your home. If you’re expecting younger children and don’t have room for a kids table, consider utilizing countertop chairswooden stools, or bar stools with backs to create extra seating at a kitchen counter or island.

Keep in mind that mixing and matching tables and chairs is not only acceptable but can also add an element of charm and visual interest. For example, ottomans and benches can serve as seating in a pinch.

Finding the Perfect Holiday Table and Seating

Regardless of your taste and space, there’s a dining table out there guaranteed to meet your preferences and requirements while seeing you through special occasions and everyday gatherings. This brings us to another important consideration: Finding a table that enhances and elevates your home’s style. At Croft + Spire, we have furniture to fit every design taste, including rustic dining room tables (such as this dining room table with bench seating or a table paired with these reclaimed barnwood bars and pub stools), modern pieces (like this dining room table with plenty of seating), and more.

As the holidays approach, there’s no better time to start planning for a fun and festive celebration. Arranging for ample seating in advance is one way to take the stress out of preparing while simultaneously improving the look and livability of your home – and Croft + Spire offers everything you need to do so. Our heirloom-quality, Amish-made dining tables, chairs, and more are sure to enhance your spaces during the holiday season and beyond.

Can’t find exactly what you’re looking for in Croft + Spire’s extensive inventory of kitchen and dining room furniture? A member of our team will work with you to design and bring to life the perfect dining room table for your home. Contact us today to get started!