Hosting for the Holidays: Dining Furniture to Get You Ready for Guests

holiday hosting dining furniture

December is coming, and so are the dinner guests. If it’s finally your turn to have everyone over (or you’re continuing a long-standing tradition of being the holiday gathering place), you’ll want to make sure you have everything you need before the doorbell rings. Get your home more than ready for holiday hosting with these essential pieces of dining furniture from our latest collections!

Making Room

The centrepiece of your holiday meal, the right dining table makes a major impact on any dinner event. Not only does it determine how many people you can comfortably seat, but it’s the first thing your guests see when they enter the room. For versatile dining in this season and the next, opt for an extension table. From our newest collection, the Milan Dining Table combines clean lines and textured wood for beautiful, family-friendly dining.

Keep Them Comfortable

If you love to host and make frequent use of your dining room, now is the time to invest in new dining chairs. Seating is the perfect way to revitalize the room without switching out your table. Upholstered chairs are the best choice for comfortable dining and give you the chance to experiment with colour and texture. In soft, non-tracking velvet, our Lambert Chairs elevate the look of your dining space and keep guests so comfy they won’t want to leave. Stylish enough to use as extra living room seating or in your home office, you’ll be happy to move these versatile chairs around your home as needed.

Flexible Hosting

Playing host doesn’t always mean sitting down to a big meal. If there’s a cocktail party or casual gathering on your holiday hosting calendar, create smaller dining vignettes around your home to spread drinks and hors d’oeuvres throughout the space. Featuring a butterfly leaf and lots of storage, the Cantina Counter Table transitions from pre-party workspace to hosting table. Use it as an extra surface for everything from plating appetizers to wrapping presents before guests arrive, then as a buffet where you can put out charcuterie boards, desserts or take-home gift bags.

Meet Me At The Bar

Another must-have for holiday hosting with cocktails on the menu, a self-serve bar area makes sure your guests are happy even when you’re tied up in the kitchen. You can turn a sideboard into your holiday bar, or add a dedicated piece of bar furniture to keep all your bottles and accessories in one place. Just in time for December get-togethers, the Easton Wine Cabinet is our newest piece of statement furniture for wine lovers and cocktail aficionados. Let your guests try their hand at mixology with glasses, bottles and a pull-out shelf on hand. When the party’s over, closing doors keep everything safely tucked away behind a beautiful herringbone pattern.

Get your place set for holiday hosting with 15% off dining furniture until November 25th! Shop online or your nearest Urban Barn to save.

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