Hosting Thanksgiving This Year? Are You Ready? I Can Help!

Remember when you bought your house? That DINING ROOM…it was PERFECT…you would use the heck out of that thing! Every holiday, every occasion, everything! Each and every family gathering would be right there! Well, have you ever really given it the attention it deserves? Today marks 8 weeks until this Thanksgiving (2017) and now is the time to get your ducks in a row. I’m not talking about the cute Fall decor you’ll add around the house, you have plenty of time for that. I’m talking about REALLY getting your house ready for company. Obviously, the Dining Room will be the star of the show on Turkey Day, so why not give it the attention it deserves?

 

You probably already have a table and it’s probably fine. To be honest, although it’s the largest piece in the room, it’s really the least important. Your chairs cover up the sides and your centerpiece and place settings cover up the top…not to mention the beautiful tablecloth you probably have in mind. The most important pieces are often the most overlooked.  What do your chairs look like? Could they use a reupholstering? Have they served their time and might need to be replaced? What’s on your walls? What about the windows? Is there a great centerpiece on that table? What about the light fixture?

 

My guess is a few new pieces…carefully thought out new pieces…are really all you need. A new focal point on the wall (art, a collage, a mirror), a striking centerpiece and new chairs might be just what the doctor ordered. Sound overwhelming? I can help! Online design is here to save the day. Set a budget you’re comfortable with, gather a few photos of rooms you like and upload your info. Done and done! We work back and forth for 10 days and at the end you have everything you need for your room, including a shopping list with links to new items, instructions and a floorpan. You can learn more about it here and start your project here. It’s super fun and more affordable than you probably expect.

 

To inspire you, here are a few of my favorite Dining Room photos from over the years.

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