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10 Ways To Maximize Your Dining Space For The Holidays

Updated: Nov 11, 2023

Maximize your dining space for the holidays, both inside and outside, and help yourself accommodate more guests and create a welcoming atmosphere for gatherings. Once you purchase and receive all you new furniture, we may also know someone we can refer you to that can assemble it all for you. Here are 10 ways to maximize your dining space: When you click on a product link provided on our website and make a purchase, we may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Learn more

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1. Furniture Arrangement:

  • Reconfigure your indoor dining area to accommodate more seating. Consider using extendable tables, collapsible tables, or adding temporary tables to create a larger dining surface.

  • Remove unnecessary furniture from the dining area to free up space and make room for additional seating.

2. Seating Options:

  • Utilize a mix of seating options, such as benches, foldable chairs, or stackable chairs that can be easily stored when not in use.

  • Invest in space-saving dining chairs, like those with a slim profile or stackable designs.

3. Use Vertical Space:

  • Install wall-mounted shelves or cabinets to display tableware and decor, freeing up space on tables and countertops.

  • Hang decorative mirrors to give the illusion of a larger space and reflect more light.

4. Tableware Organization:

  • Consider using buffet tables or sideboards to hold serving dishes, cutlery, and glassware, so your dining table remains clutter-free.

  • Use tiered serving trays or platters to arrange food vertically, allowing for more dishes on the table without taking up additional space.

5. Temporary Decor Changes:

  • Clear out non-essential decorations to create more space for dining.

  • Opt for minimalistic or seasonal decorations that don't overwhelm the dining area.

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6. Expand Outdoor Dining Area:

7. Create Outdoor Zones:

  • Set up multiple dining areas in your outdoor space to spread out guests. You can use different outdoor tables and seating arrangements to accommodate various group sizes.

8. Use Portable Heaters:

  • Extend your outdoor dining season by using patio heaters to keep guests warm during colder months. This will allow you to utilize your outdoor space even in inclement weather.

9. String Lights and Decor:

10. Weather-Resistant Dinnerware:

  • Invest in durable, weather-resistant dinnerware, glassware, and table linens specifically designed for outdoor use.

  • Consider disposable or eco-friendly options to simplify cleanup and minimize the need for space-consuming dishwashing.

By implementing these strategies both indoors and outdoors, you can maximize your dining space and create a more comfortable and enjoyable environment for holiday gatherings, ensuring that your guests have a memorable experience. Then, we can put it together... so you don't have to! :)


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