It’s that time of year to start thinking about your holiday plans. If you love hosting at your place, you’ve probably already decided what you’ll be doing. But if not, you might want to start getting your space ready for friends and family. Here’s how to prepare your dining room for hosting, from dining room sets to decorations.
These are one of the big essentials for hosting. Extendable tables have tabletops that can be made longer or shorter with the addition or subtraction of one or more leaves. So, you can extend your dining table when you invite guests over and shorten it when you don’t need the extra space. You can even opt for one with a pop-up or pull-out leaf so you don’t have to find a place to store it.
Obviously, you’ll want to make sure your guests are comfortable. And there’s not a more comfortable dining situation than sitting in an upholstered chair. But—are you worried about spills? No problem. Your best bet would be a dining chair or barstool with performance fabric. Guests can fully relax and you can entertain worry free thanks to the power of stain resistance and easy cleanups.
Sideboards and buffets, servers and credenzas. We’re kinda lumping them all together here. They come in especially handy if you don’t have an open dining room. These storage solutions grant you space to organize your tableware for fast and easy hosting prep. Also, they give you an extra surface for food during a party or dinner.
This is the fun part! Depending on the occasion, you might want to decorate. If you’re sharing a meal at the table, you may have some space for a centerpiece and a little something extra. Adding table decor helps set the mood and reinforce the theme of the gathering. Some staple table décor includes candleholders, vases, greenery, and table runners.
This is if you really want to step your dining room all the way up. Never underestimate the power of a nice light fixture and wall art. Take a look at some interior design content. We’re willing to bet that many of your favorite rooms have a chandelier (or pendants) that perfectly match the room, as well as gallery-worthy wall art or portraits hanging on the wall. They work magic!
Let’s get hosting! Now that you’ve got your list, you’re all set to entertain this holiday season and beyond.