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You face the same challenge every year: making sure you have enough chairs around the dining table for all of your many family and guests through the holidays.  There are some easy ways to ensure you do this year!  We offer simple solutions like adding accent chairs to your living room that can be brought to the table, placing a bench in your dining room for extra eating space away from the table, great round dining table options that make it easier to accommodate more chairs, dining tables with butterfly leaves that are make expanding the dining table much easier, and long and skinny dining tables that allow for more chairs in a narrower space.  


Solution #1: Add Decorative Accent Chairs to Your Living or Dining Room

A simple and cost-effective way to expand the available seating at the dining table is by investing in accent chairs.  These can be placed in your living room year-round or, if your dining room is large enough and has a bay window, they can be placed in front of the window for a great seat with a view throughout the year, and can then be pulled up to the table when you have more company.  Everything from more ornate varieties to fully upholstered parsons chairs give you a range of options to choose from to find what matches your décor and style.

This illustrates perfectly how our Melrose Wingback Chair could be used as an accent chair in your living or dining space throughout the year and pulled up to the table to accommodate extra guests for the holidays!

Solution #2: Place a Bench Along the Wall in the Dining Room

A bench placed along one of the dining room walls is a great way for guests to still be a part of the conversation even if they can’t be seated at the dining table.  We have a great selection of benches from solid wood, more rustic looks to sophisticated, upholstered styles!

Are you loving this space? Add a  Kai Bench to your dinner table this year so all your guest will feel a part of the holiday conversation!

Solution #3: Round Dining Tables Provide Flexibility

Round tables provide more flexibility than the rectangular or oval-variety because they typically have a pedestal base, therefore, you don’t have to fight with the dining table legs for space!  This allows you to easily fit more people at the table when necessary. Check out several round table options that we offer right now!

Do you always have unexpected guest around the holiday's? This Bolero Serville round table option shows just how many more chairs you can fit at the table without feeling crowded. 

Solution #4: A Table with a Butterfly Leaf Makes Life Easier

A butterfly leaf is a dining table leaf that conveniently folds away and stores right underneath the dining table for quick expansion or contraction of the table and, therefore, the number of people you can accommodate!  And the best part: no more struggling with where to properly store the leaf.


Solution #5: Long, Skinny Dining Tables Allow for More Seating Using Less Space

Dining tables that are narrow and long, combined with armless and slim dining chairs, allow you to fit in more seating, even in narrower dining rooms!  We have several sleek options available.

 This Castillo Gathering table is the perfect option for big families -- less table, more seating! 

We hope this will help you maximize your dining space and personalize it with your style just in time for the holiday season! 

Happy Shopping!


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