Your dining room is the perfect spot to entertain your guests as it should provide enough seating for everyone to have there own space. When preparing the space in your dining room think about the size of your table, will you be able to host a comfortable sit down meal or would it be more appropriate and relaxing.
Host a buffet where you can place the food on a side table and keep the space on your dining table for plates and drinks only.
Having the right table and chairs can help to accommodate you and your guests and set the mood for a fantastic evening of entertainment.
Extending dining tables are an excellent investment as it allows you to enjoy a modern or contemporary dining table that can seat 4 people at its smallest stance or fold your dining table out to its full capacity and you can seat additional people for entertaining. Round dining tables are also excellent for entertaining as you can seat additional people around the table without having someone sat with a table leg in the way.
When hosting a party you may need additional chairs to place around the table, purchasing stackable or folding chairs are great for storing away and will ensure all your chairs are matching. Chairs provide the comfort for your guests so making sure your chair has padding or suitable back rests is essential.
Dressing your table is a unique way of making your guests feel welcome and also a way of showing your design skills off to your family and friends. Dressing your table with a nice table runner and matching fabric napkins will provide an inviting feel that will make your guests want to take a seat. When choosing your colour scheme for your table make sure it compliments your dining room so everything blends together.
If you are placing platters of food on your table you may want to think about having a small centre piece that will allow people to pass plates and socialise easily, if however you are serving a buffet on another table then there is an option for a larger centre piece.
Centre pieces are great to add as a focal point or even conversation starter. Placing items like candelabras or flower arrangements add a beautiful flare to the room.
A party is always a great excuse to pull out the best silverware. Placing your cookery neatly on the table for your starter, main meal and desert will provide your guests with all they need to enjoy there meal with minimal fuss.