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. See our ideas demonstrated visually below.
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 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.