Is your dining room ready for Thanksgiving?
Believe it or not, the holiday season has arrived. Soon, you’ll be sending out the Thanksgiving invitations, baking pumpkin pies and broiling a stuffed turkey to share with the ones you love. But before your guests arrive, you need to make sure your dining room is prepared for the occasion. Don’t put this task off until the last minute – you’ll have plenty of other responsibilities to take care of before the get-together.
Here are a few tips and tricks for preparing your dining room for Thanksgiving:
1. Make sure there’s enough seating
The last thing you want to do is rummage around the basement for an extra chair last minute and realize you don’t have enough seating for your cousins. When you send out the invitations, make sure your guests RSVP so you have a general idea of how many chairs you’ll need. If your current dining arrangement seems too small, now may be a good time to invest in a new set – especially if you plan on hosting Thanksgiving every year. A long, spacious dining table or a set of two smaller tables are great options – base your choice on what you think will work best for the flow of the room.
2. Rearrange the furniture for more space
Making sure all of your guests are comfortable should be a top priority. If your dining room doesn’t seem big enough for all of your family and friends, it’s time to make a few adjustments. Rearrange the dining room table and all other pieces of furniture to ensure a steady flow of traffic and gathering space for everyone. This is something to keep in mind if you plan on investing in new table and chairs.
3. Choose a color scheme
Once you’ve established the foundational aspects of the room, it’s time to consider the aesthetic. You can follow a traditional color scheme of burnt orange, brown and other usual seasonal colors, or you can take a more modern and unusual route. House Beautiful magazine recommends white with orange or purple for a bold yet sensual feel. For a more subtle tone, go with a mixture of neutrals like gray and tan. Those looking for an intimate touch may consider the gold and black color scheme – a choice that’ll have your guests talking until next Thanksgiving.
4. Roll out the seasonal decor
Don’t forget about the seasonal decorations! Choose pieces that’ll easily complete the theme you choose. For example – the traditional color scheme will need pumpkins, gourds and fall foliage. A subtle approach will look lovely with eucalyptus or other fresh greenery. The intimate black and gold choice will benefit from other dark and bold accessories. No matter which theme you go with, a variety of seasonal decor can be used to make the space cozy and inviting – just how you want the room to feel for Thanksgiving.
There’s no need to worry about the stress that comes with getting your dining room ready for the big gathering. With these tips and help from a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors, you can make the room flawless and functional. One of our experts will come to your home for a free consultation to evaluate the space, then offer guidance and suggestions based on your personal style and ideas. From there, you’ll develop a plan of action and make moves to accomplish your goals before the holiday.
So what are you waiting for? Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. Contact a design consultant from Decorating Den Interiors today to get the ball rolling.