If you’re hosting a holiday dinner or party this year, and you don’t own a traditional dining room table, there’s no need to panic. There are many other ways to use dining room furniture, bar stools, kitchen tables and more, to serve a meal and appetizers. If you’re looking to invest in a new dining room table, we’re here to break down the best styles.
Breakfast Bars and Barstools
Keep in mind that at the holidays, not all meals are sit-down. Some gatherings subsist entirely on appetizers and small plates. If you have a breakfast bar, why not turn it into a buffet table. If you don’t have a large dining room table to place food on, try using your kitchen or breakfast bar.
Pull some barstools up to a breakfast bar for some additional seating options if you need overflow.
We’ve all had many a gathering where there weren’t enough seats for everyone. Pulling tables together always works. Finding pub tables, utilizing your breakfast bar or any other tables will work too.
Dining Room Table Options
If you’re looking to invest in a dining room table, perhaps now is the perfect time. If you want to be conscious of the space in your house, you could always find a table with leaves, and add all the leaves during the holidays so that you have a bigger table. These tables are best for flexible spaces. You can take the leaves out and store them, and utilize a smaller table for the rest of the year.
If you’re looking for a traditional dining room table, you can find them in many shapes and sizes so that you can seat a wide variety of people. If you’re looking for an alternative seating option, try using benches instead of chairs at your dining room table. Benches can seat more people if they have to.
If you’re looking to get a table but don’t have the space for a larger dining room table, take a look at bistro tables. Smaller, and typically round, they won’t seat a crowd, but they could seat up to 4 people, and function as a great serving table.
When it comes down to it, at the Holidays, anything goes. People can eat on their laps, have small plates or do a formal sit-down dinner. No matter the occasion, if you’re looking for new dining room furniture, check out what’s available at California Stools, Bars and Dinettes.