With the festive season nearly upon us, there’s no better time to start planning family dinner-time celebrations and relaxing nights with mulled wine, nibbles and friends than right now.

Before you send out your invitations and pick out your finest festive tableware, it’s crucial to have a dining room set that makes your guests feel welcome and that you’re proud to show off during your mid-winter soirées. That’s why, in today’s post, we’re helping you get into the celebratory spirit by outlining a variety of different dining tables that will see your home through the festive season and well into the new year.

Extended tables for a group gathering
You’re no Scrooge, so, in the season of frequent festive gatherings, it’s probably not unlike you to welcome a wide circle of friends, family and acquaintances into your home. For the busier occasions this season, not only is it important to spread out enough nibbles to feed the crowd, but it’s important you have enough space to keep your prized ornaments in pride and place.

Extending dining tables offer the perfect solution if you’re looking to create additional space at the last minute. Not only can one instantly transform your dining room into an uber practical, party-ready space, but its adjustable top will allow you to scale it back into a more compact piece of furniture as soon as the party’s over.

Calligaris Echo Extending Table, Pedestal Base

Calligaris Echo Extending Table, Pedestal Base

 

Ercol Romana Large Extending Dining Table

Ercol Romana Large Extending Dining Table

 

Neptune Suffolk Extending Dining Table

Neptune Suffolk Extending Dining Table

 

Venjakob Wild Oak Extending Dining Table

Venjakob Wild Oak Extending Dining Table

 

Dark wood dining for a wintery atmosphere

If you’re looking to update your seasonal party room to reflect the wintery weather outside, then why not opt for dark wood dining room table and chairs to add a touch of timeless class to your evening soirée?

Whether you decide on a dark, mahogany varnish for tapas-style Christmas dishes or choose bold black table legs to hold your painstakingly prepared buffet, picking a dark finish for the furniture in your hosting room is sure to create the intimate atmosphere that flourishes throughout the Christmas period.

Matera Large Extending Dining Table

Matera Large Extending Dining Table

 

Reflex Gran Canal 72 Legno Dining Table

Reflex Gran Canal 72 Legno Dining Table

 

Skovby SM101 Dining Table

Skovby SM101 Dining Table

 

Kesterport Malerba Dresscode Dining Table

Kesterport Malerba Dresscode Dining Table

 

Reclaimed pieces for a rustic touch

When it comes to creating an authentic feel to your festive hang-out, why not invest in a dining table made from unusual, reclaimed objects or an industrial-look table to complement an on-trend Brooklyn loft aesthetic? Not only will this unique addition to your party room inject character into your space, but a distinctive furniture piece may also stir intrigued conversation at your Christmas gathering!

Reclaimed dining tables made from obscure objects or industrial alternatives come in all different shapes and sizes, so, no matter your style, we’re sure you’ll be able to find something that’ll not only look beautiful but will create the perfect surface for your homemade mince pies for years to come.

Hyatt - Fulton Industrial Height Adjustable Coffee/Dining Table

Hyatt - Fulton Industrial Height Adjustable Coffee/Dining Table

 

Petra Fixed Dining Table (160cm)

Petra Fixed Dining Table (160cm)

 

Railway Sleeper Small Table

Railway Sleeper Small Table

 

Liberation Dining Set

Liberation Dining Set

 

At Ponsford, we’re confident in our range of contemporary dining tables designed to suit all your festive needs - from the evening gatherings with friends in early December, to the annual family Christmas meal on the 25th. Discover more with us here by exploring our full range online , or alternatively, visit our furniture shop in Sheffield to speak with one of our interiors experts.

In search of even more interior inspiration? Dive into the Ponsford blog to read more of our expert tips.