It’s that wonderful time of year again; it’s time to stuff the turkey (and our bellies), drink a little too much wine, and enjoy lots and lots of company. Even though the holidays may seem far away, a little preparedness can go a long way. So, before the time comes to buy the turkey or plan the fixings, we would like to offer you some advice on your most crucial entertaining companion: your furniture.
When it comes to placing and using your furniture during a party, it’s important to utilize each available space. Make this Canadel Loft buffet work over-time; organize this large Dinec dining table as your central hub; purchase these Trica barstools to place around your kitchen island, and don’t be afraid to buy pieces for multiple occasions. When it comes to entertaining, you’ll want to have enough furniture on hand to accommodate a large group, but be able to reduce the size so that you can live your life comfortably. If you are entertaining multiple guests, there’s no reason why even the most glamorous event can’t be done in a (classy) buffet-style. By doing so, you are better able to utilize more space and more pieces of furniture. This is especially true when it comes to using a buffet, credenza, server, or sideboard, or even an elongating round dining table, such as this one from Lexington Home Brands.
If this is the first time you’ve entertained on a large-scale, you likely won’t have many decorations on hand; however, rather than inviting guests into an empty home or breaking the bank on trinkets, we have some tips to help you create a gorgeous ambiance on a dime. Firstly, embrace the elements. If you have access to fallen leaves, pine cones, and branches scattered around your neighborhood, pick them up and bring them inside. You can create a beautiful centerpiece out of any gourds and pumpkins along with any natural pieces you gathered outside for a crafty (and inexpensive) addition to your table. If you have a few mismatched items or hand-me-downs left over from previous years, it’s fine to decorate your room with a hodge-podge of objects. Current interior trends embrace pieces from a variety of decades.
Although we’re focusing on big events such as Christmas and Thanksgiving, you can use a lot of these ideas when you gather your friends around to watch the game every Sunday. When organizing your furniture around the TV, it’s important to use multiple pieces to do the trick. For instance, this cocktail table from Kincaid or this ottoman from Craftmaster will double as either additional seating or a living room table for your favorite game-time meals. Alternatively, a buffet or credenza can be set to the side to hold all of those tasty snacks. Likewise, an end table, such as this one from Thomasville is perfect for holding beverages, a bowl of popcorn, or your favorite NFL team’s memorabilia.
The leaves may still be falling, but we think that now is the time to embrace the holidays and start planning your best party yet. Head down to Miller Bros. Furniture to find a wide variety of functional and stylish furniture.