Yes, as the host or hostess, it is stressful thinking about all the little items to be done, but you need the furniture basic pieces to to fit everyone for thanksgiving or any large gathering.
How to Fit Everyone for Thanksgiving (or any big gathering)
For dining, these main pieces include the dining room table, chairs, and dining hutch.
The dining table needs to be versatile enough to grow to allow that unexpected guest for Thanksgiving dinner. Tables with leaves or other extensions allow for the adjustability needed for a big holiday meal. Extra dining chairs that supportive yet comfortable allow people to relax at the table. However, extra chairs need to nest or fold so they can be stored away after the event.
The dining hutch should reflect your style as well as being functional. Plenty of room to show off the special occasion china and crystal but also versatile and practical for storage of those seasonal napkins, tablecloths and candles.
An extension of the dining hutch is the curio cabinet. Although this is more of a display piece for your special items and keepsakes, it can be an overflow for your pretty dining room essentials such as your candlesticks, crystal vase for the centerpiece on your table.
Relaxing and Unwinding
After the meal, you need to have a space to let people relax and unwind.
Couches, loveseats, sectionals and ottomans in various combinations are a must.
Like dining room chairs, a couch has to be supportive and comfortable and fit people of different shapes and ages. The collection of pieces must be adjustable to fit the occasion. Guests may want to relax close to the TV entertainment center to catch the holiday game. Placing of these pieces is important to create the ambiance you want.
Centering around the coffee table
Great coffee tables and end tables need to be versatile. You may want to have appetizers and drinks before a dinner, so a coffee table with a large surface area may be your style. If you are short on space, use smaller end tables or modular coffee tables placed strategically around the room. These smaller tables allow guests to not have to get up from their chair to put their wine glass down or reach for the appetizers.
Coffee tables with built in trays are good for easy movement of food and drink to and from the kitchen.
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