With the Christmas countdown in full swing and the prospect of the extended family coming together while you fuss for a full day in the kitchen closing in, it’s time to start thinking of updating your dining room to suit the impending festive celebrations.

From the savvy sideboards used to store away the ‘dad’ jokes within the Christmas crackers, to the extendable dining tables and chairs that allow all your guests to gather comfortably around the turkey, today’s post will help get your dining room dinner-ready in time for you to focus on the kitchen on the day.

Accommodating dining sets
As the whole family comes together, arguably the most important thing you need to consider is if you can fit them all around the food you’ve spent days preparing! By investing in a versatile and sleek extending dining table, not only will you be able to ensure everyone gets a place in your room for Christmas, but you can also reuse it once the numbers have reduced after the special day.

While having a table to fit your guests around is important, having somewhere to seat them as they tuck in is equally as crucial. Therefore, why not opt for a practical and beautiful dining bench that will provide plenty of room for your visitors during the meal? This simple solution will allow all members of the family to sit together and enjoy each other's company - without the need for mismatched chairs that barely allow the little ones to see over the table.

Ultimate storage units
Another brilliant reason to update your dining room for the festive season is to implement ever-useful storage spaces into your home that are perfect for the big day but will also be useful long after the event.

Picking a display cabinet to slot into the corner of your room or a stylish Scandinavian sideboard to host a variety of trinkets you think might be at risk from the Prosecco-infused celebrations will keep your possessions safe and your room looking beautiful. Additionally, while a trendy sideboard epitomises the perfect and practical piece of furniture, it’s also a great place to house the cheese board at the end of the night!

Forma Extending Dining Table

Forma Extending Dining Table

 

Liberation 160cm Dining Bench

Liberation Dining Bench

 

Calligaris Factory Wooden Sideboard

Calligaris Factory Wooden Sideboard

 

Starburst Square Aluminium Vase

Starburst Square Aluminium Vase

 

Decorative details
Don’t forget the detail. When it comes to Christmas, there are plenty of ways you can keep your dining room decorations classy without clashing with your original festive ornaments.

We would suggest gold and mirrored pieces like this unique glistening vase that’ll enhance your room or a special family sculpture that will help you embrace the season. Not only will these pieces add a classy, festive touch to your rooms, but they can be easily placed throughout your home all year round.

Whether you’re planning an extravagant extended family soiree on the 25th or have decided on a quiet meal with those closest to you instead, updating and upgrading your dining room in time for Christmas Day is sure to help get you in the festive mood.

If you’re on the lookout for a dining room table and chairs to last you for many meal-hosting years to come or decorative items that can be transported into other rooms of the house after the festivities, then explore our full range of home accessories and dining room furniture online or in our UK-based furniture store today!

And if you’re simply interested in interior design inspiration, we have plenty over on the Ponsford blog.