Choosing the best furniture for entertaining

As you prepare your home for the holidays, you might feel inspired to treat yourself to some new furniture that will help you wow your guests when you entertain this season. Before you go shopping for new pieces to incorporate in your home, consider these options for guest-friendly furniture.  

The dining room table

If you have room for a round dining room table, this is an excellent option to facilitate easy dinner conversation and make a beautiful presentation of family-style dishes at the center. For a table that has the flexibility to go from casual and intimate to elegant and luxurious, select a table that has removable or storable leaves that can expand the seating area available to you.  For an additional table option, check out the flip flop table. This table is a console that can be used year round in your home, but opens easily into a dining room table seating six to eight people comfortably. (Flip top table options are currently available at Beidelman and are on sale through the holiday season.  You can take them with you or have them delivered, just in time for Christmas!)

The couches and chairs

Ample seating is a necessity for entertaining guests, so be sure that you have enough pieces to arrange in several groupings that allow guests to mix and mingle throughout the house instead of crowding in the kitchen. Durable upholstery is a key feature to look for, because it will help reduce your stress about food and drink spills that could otherwise ruin your favorite couch.

The entertainment center

A large entertainment center with front doors, drawers and storage areas can downplay the television and offer space to reduce clutter in the living room. If you have an entertainment center that leaves the television exposed, you might place chairs in front of it and turn on some ambient programming like a slideshow of scenic pictures.

To find the best furniture brands with looks from traditional to contemporary, visit Beidelman Furniture before your holiday entertaining events. You can connect with Beidelman’s Naperville showroom by visiting their website or by calling 630-355-5770.

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