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Thanksgiving Entertaining: Decorate Your Table for Thanksgiving!

Hosting a Thanksgiving celebration can be both exciting and intimidating. From the turkey prep to the table settings, nerves and expectations are high. If it is your first year as a host, or even your 20th, we’ve rounded up a few Thanksgiving entertaining ideas and tips that will help make the day satisfying for both you and your guests. Here are a few easy steps to make your Thanksgiving dinner a success!

It Starts with the Table: When it comes to setting the tone for your Thanksgiving celebration, there’s no better place to start than with your table setting. Play off of the natural rich colors of autumn by incorporating deep reds, browns, orange, gold, and green. Select a stunning table runner to drape over the edges of the table, and scatter small pumpkins and gourds as a fun way to incorporate natural elements. Of course, starting with a stunning dining table will provide the perfect landscape for your decor and ensure your guests have adequate seating and dining space. Furniture of Dalton has a stunning selection of in-stock dining sets that you can take home today to accommodate any size gathering or style. From large farmhouse tables to elegant dining sets, we have you covered! Visit our Pinterest page for more table setting ideas.

Gorgeous Roxbury Dining Table at Furniture of Dalton 

Exceptional Service: With COVID-19, how your guests are served may look a little different this year. Buffet-style is traditionally a great way to allow your guests to sample all of their favorite dishes. If you have a small gathering with immediate family, this style of dining may suit you well. However, if you are hosting a larger gathering, consider having individual servings lined up so guests can grab and go. Incorporate your serving dishes into your decor for an easy and simple setup.   

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Incorporate Kindness: Remember the spirit of Thanksgiving and extend love and grace to your guests by keeping them at the center of your mind when it comes to table decor and food. Keep centerpieces and other table settings at eye level so guests can mingle and chat with unobstructed views. Be sure to ask if any of your guests have dietary restrictions like a dairy allergy or if they are vegetarian. Be sure to have options to accommodate these preferences so your guests feel welcome and acknowledged. 

Sweet Endings: At Thanksgiving, dessert is as much of a main attraction as the turkey. Arrange cakes and pies on stands of varying heights to display your sweet spread, or pass cookies and pastries around the table family style. You can also prepare desserts in individual serving containers so guests can grab and go. Don’t forget to serve tea and coffee along with dessert to keep guests alert after the infamous turkey coma that is sure to ensue.

Encourage Lingering: While Thanksgiving is undeniably about the food, the true testament of a great celebration is when your guests want to stay after the meal to mingle and enjoy each other’s company. Help facilitate the lingering with plenty of casual seating. Include a DIY bar for guests to make an after-dinner cocktail. Be sure to enjoy the fun yourself. After all, you deserve it!


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Thanksgiving is truly a time to reflect on all of our many blessings and create cherished memories with friends and family. We hope these tips and ideas help make your Thanksgiving celebration one you will remember and enjoy! As you prepare your grocery shopping list and pull out family recipes, let Furniture of Dalton help you with all your entertaining needs. We have on-stock options for small and large gatherings that you can take home the same day! Visit us on Black Friday and enjoy free same-day shipping within 50 miles of the store. Book an appointment on Facebook, message us on Instagram, or call us today at (800) 262-3132. From our family to yours, we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration!

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How is COVID-19 Affecting the Furniture Industry?

This year has looked vastly different than many of us would have anticipated as we entered into 2020. COVID-19 has impacted our lives in so many areas from travel, to social gatherings, and even schools. We have been spending more time at home, and you may find yourself wanting to create or update different rooms throughout your house. Whether your children are learning digitally and need a dedicated virtual learning space, or you need more functional furniture as you have more family members at home than in the past; now is the perfect time to bring in new pieces that make our new normal an easier adjustment. 

Sadly, if you have browsed furniture stores, you may be disappointed to find that shipping and order fulfillment has been greatly delayed due to COVID-19. Many furniture retailers only carry a small stock in-store or online and have to place orders for the new demand. Fulfilling these new orders can take months! This can be extremely frustrating when you are trying to make your home more functional now only to realize that you will have to wait several months for that to happen. 

Thankfully, at Furniture of Dalton we have a huge warehouse with in-stock furniture that you can take home the same day! We pride ourselves on maintaining a robust selection and inventory for our customers especially during these unprecedented times. If you are preparing for virtual learning for your children and need a new desk for them to work at, we have great options like the Two-Drawer Desk below. This is the perfect space for little ones and teens to house their schoolwork and participate in online class, and the best part is that you can take it home today! 

We also have our Labor Day Sale happening from August 20 - September 9. Pay 0% interest for 60 months on purchases of $1,999 or more with equal monthly payments or receive 15% off of your purchase. This is a great opportunity to get the furniture that you have been eying at a great price! With Furniture of Dalton's large selection of in-stock furniture, you can pick out the perfect piece and take it home that day.  

As we get ready to enter into the holiday season, we also have the selection you need to make family gatherings a success with our Gathering Sale from September 10 - October 3. Receive a 20% discount on chairs with the purchase of a table. Enjoy spending time with close friends and family around a gorgeous new table complete with enough chairs so that everyone has a seat at this year’s holiday celebration!


With the uncertainty that this year has brought on, don’t let delayed furniture orders cause you undue stress. Visit our 120,000 square-foot showroom today and take advantage of in-stock pieces that you can take home immediately! We are open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm. You can schedule an appointment on Facebook or give us a call at 800-262-3132. We look forward to helping you create a home that embraces our new normal and will last you for many years to come! 

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Making the most of your small room space

With more and more people choosing to downsize, the need for compact dining sets has grown. Turning small spaces into fully functioning living space can be a challenge, but there are some many fabulous ideas on how to decorate your small dining space without giving up style. We've collected some of our favorite looks, perfect for tiny dining and available for purchase right here are Furniture of Dalton. Check them out!

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  • Kitchen Island and Dining Room Table in One

  • Scandinavian Style Dining

  • Mid-Century Dining


Kitchen Island and Dining Table in One

Kitchen Island and Dining Table

Geneva Hills Kitchen Island and Chair Set by Jofran

This unique piece from Jofran combines a kitchen island with lots of storage with a small dining set. Gain counter space, storage space and dining space! Made of acacia veneers and solids, this sturdy kitchen island and chair set will add decoration to your space as well as function. Look at the details: turned bun feet and dentil moulding around the apron of the islands top. It also features an expandable drop leaf on one side of the island allowing you to use the piece for a cozy dinner for two. Storage includes five drawers, three open storage compartments and enough wine storage for 5 standard sized bottles. Use this set in traditional, rustic, industrial, classic Italian and French laundered styled rooms.

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Gather Round: Scandinavian Style Dining

Round Table

Scandia Lily's Round Table by Thomasville

A round table is a great solution for smaller dining rooms and this table by Thomasville is a modern take on Scandinavian styling. Its simple plank effect pecan top plays off the dry brushed metal pedestal with pecan wood base. Compact but still offering plenty of space to gather for a meal of traditional open sandwiches, local fresh vegetables, and a good cup of coffee.

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Mid-Century Dining with a Twist

Round Dining Table

Centiar Round Dining Table by Ashley

Instantly up your coolness factor with this sleek mid-century modern dining table. It features a two-tone aesthetic with a brushed dark bronze tubular metal base and rich brown seating. This is the timeless look your eat-in kitchens is begging for. 


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Dining in Style: 6 ways to decorate your dining room

From the formal Sunday meal to Monday morning pancakes, these options have you covered. Sit down and settle in to the style that speaks to you.

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  • Formal

  • Transitional

  • Casual

  • Cottage

  • Rustic

  • Contemporary

  • Set to Dine



Formal Dining Room
Image credit: Ripetta

Formal dining rooms are spaces dedicated solely to outstanding meals and elegant entertaining. These traditional spaces center around a finely made, coordinated dining set, often featuring dark, polished wood. Look for an exquisite chandelier for elevated lighting, and decor in contrasting tones of dark and light. Opt for symmetry and sophistication.

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Transitional Dining Room

Image credit: Decor Pad

Transitional dining rooms are refreshing hybrids of formal and casual dining spaces. This style is the best of both worlds, featuring relaxed formality grounded with a nod to tradition. For a chic take on transitional, pair a simple, streamlined table with traditional chairs in unexpected colors. Pair high and low elements, like gilded wall paper and pared back window treatments.

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Casual Dining Room

Image Credit: Home Beautiful

Casual dining rooms reflect the relaxed nature of many modern meals. This approach puts comfort and ease front and center, without sacrificing style. Choose a sturdy table that will do double duty for work or play. Opt for welcoming chairs, and say goodbye to stiff backed dinners. Out with perfect coordination, and in with eclectic, playful pairings. Try a pop of color, or a bright palette all over. And check out this post for some dining room color inspiration.

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Cottage Dining Room
Image Credit: Decor Pad

Dining rooms in the cottage style are sunny, bright spaces. For an open, airy feel, layer the room with assorted hues of white, for everything from the chairs to the walls. Choose pieces with a distressed surface for warm, weathered charm. For a classic take on cottage, include details in blue and yellow. Group mixed seating to create a cozy space that encourages conversation. Add a pitcher of primroses, and you’re ready for brunch!

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Rustic Dining Room
Image Credit: Old House Online

Rustic dining rooms are warm, textural spaces. Various types of wood are often front and center, from exposed beams to hefty tables. Offset the warmth of wood with industrial metal notes, and window treatments in raw linen. Focus on natural tones and materials, and settle in for a heartening meal.

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Contemporary Dining Room
Image Credit: Home Beautiful

Contemporary dining rooms are sleek and sophisticated. Choose streamlined furniture forms, and pared back decor. Light up the space with a single pendant light, and decorate the walls with modern works of art, and plenty of negative space. Think chic, simple, and refined.

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Timeless Furniture Pieces That Will Never Go Out Of Style

Timeless Furniture Pieces That Will Never Go Out Of Style

Posted on: October 10, 2019

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Some of us have the design bug; we absolutely love arranging our spaces.

If we aren't changing our furniture out completely, we're rearranging it every three months.

We swap out the art on our walls every chance we get.

And, if you were to take a knife and try to cut through the walls, you'd have to get through 20 layers of paint because we change our room colors with the seasons.

The employees at the local furniture store know our names and treat us like part of the family because they know when they see us, commissions soar.

Visiting our homes is always an adventure because you never know if the house will be the same as last time.

Of course, other people don't want to be bothered with design.

And there's nothing wrong with that.

The walls are white, and the same art has been on the walls for years, and they're fine with it. Really.

Our design-averse friends may never rearrange furniture, and they still have the original hardwood floors that were there on move-in day.

That furniture store down the road? Not only do the employees not know their name, but people who don't care about design don't even know there's a furniture store down the road.

People who see design as a big fuss, want classic furniture that doesn't have to be replaced.

They want their couch to look good no matter the decade.

And, trendy isn't in their vocabulary.

So, in honor of the 'don't replace what isn't broken' people out there, we've compiled a list of classic furniture pieces that will never go out of style.

These pieces can be bought and passed down from generation to generation.


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  • Chesterfield Sofa

  • Windsor Chair

  • Trestle Dining Table

  • Wingback Chair

  • Tulip Table

  • Freestanding Tub

  • Buy It For Life


The Chesterfield Sofa

Chesterfield sofas are hard to miss.

It's low back, high arm design along with its buttoning, can be spotted from a mile away.

This classic sofa can be found everywhere from stately homes to luxury hotel lobbies and your living room.

The name Chesterfield was coined in the 1800s, but the sofa likely originated 100 years before that.

It's thought to be named after Lord Philip Stanhope, the fourth Earl of Chesterfield, who wanted a piece of furniture that could be sat on without the worry of creasing your suit.

That origin story closely aligns with the sofa's association with high-class and fashionability.

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The Windsor Chair

Simple and elegant, the Windsor chair was first used in the Windsor Castle gardens in 18th century England and quickly spread soon after that.

Now you can find them in even the quaintest of homes.

The use of the chair became so widespread that it crossed the Atlantic and became a mainstay in the American colonies, starting in Philadelphia in the late 1700s.

The Windsor chair has remained a staple ever since in cottage and country styles, reflecting its origins, but is easily mixed into other design styles.

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Trestle dining table

The Trestle Dining Table

Unlike a glass or mid-century dining table, a trestle-style dining table is a timeless classic because of its adaptability.

One of the main reasons it's so timeless is because it's made out of timber.

Timber furniture pieces are connected to the natural world in a very visible way, helping it suit a variety of interior design styles.

Because of this, the Trestle dining table has maintained its popularity throughout various trends.

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The Wingback Chair

Also known as "wing" chairs, Wingback Chairs were initially created for function rather than style.

The original Wingback chairs were made to be positioned next to the fireplace, where the wings would envelop the heat from the fire around you and prevent drafts.

Today we use wing chairs for more stylistic reasons, as the designs of the wings diverge from the standard forms and range in various shapes and sizes.

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The Tulip Table

When Eero Saarinen set out to eliminate the "slum of legs" found under four-legged chairs and tables, he came up with the Tulip Collection.

Named after it's a likeness to the flower, the Tulip Collection is a hallmark of mid-century modern design.

The Tulip table, in particular, stands out because of its ability to blend with any design style and can be used in any room.

The iconic sculptural curves fit a wide range of table sizes, from coffee and side tables to indoor and outdoor dining tables for the whole family.

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Freestanding tub

The Freestanding Tub

Although it has gained some momentum in recent years, the Freestanding tub is not a new concept.

In fact, it has been around for thousands of years.

The history of a freestanding tub is evidence itself of its timelessness, and a variety of designs, such as tubs with feet, can be used in any design.

Remember though, even though a freestanding tub is beautiful, it's not always very practical.

A family with kids who like to splash and throw their toys around might want to opt for another type of tub.

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Buy Classic Furniture For Life

There you have it.

If redecorating your house and replacing furniture sounds as appealing to you as running your nails down a chalkboard, this list is for you.

Everything here can be bought once and left in its place for the rest of your life.

You won't have to worry about keeping up with new trends or any of it looking tacky in a few years.

These furniture pieces have been around for centuries in some cases, and there's no sign that they're going anywhere.

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11 Ideas To Decorate Your Holiday Table Like A Pro

11 Ideas To Decorate Your Holiday Table
Like A Pro

Page Title: 11 Ideas To Decorate Your Holiday Table Like A Pro

Meta Description: In the madness that is decorating your house for Christmas, one thing is often overlooked. We decorate the tree, hang the lights and mistletoe, and put the stockings over the fireplace. But we often forget about the kitchen table. Read on to see 11 ways to decorate your table like a boss.

Posted on: December 2, 2019

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It's that time of year again- Time to climb up into your attic and pull down the dusty bins full of Christmas cheer.

Get out all of the garland, the bright red stockings, the wreaths, your Wife's favorite mistletoe, and your kid's favorite, the Christmas train set.

They are all about to be pulled from their boxes put back in place.

Your house is about to go from boring to beautiful as it turns into a Christmas wonderland.

You'll make your way up onto the roof to hang the Christmas lights, but not before you blow up your inflatable Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman for your front yard.

Pretty soon everything will be perfect, even better than it was last year.

The kids will love it, and the neighbors will be green with envy.

However, there's one thing that usually gets forgotten.

And it's one thing that can turn your work of Christmas art from acceptable to outstanding.

Your table setting.

Here are 11 ways you can decorate your table, like a pro.

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holiday table decoration

1. Chalkboard Tablecloth

This is a fun way to personalize your table setting.

Start by laying down a thick piece of black paper for your tablecloth.

Then bust out the paint pens.

You can keep it festive with greens and reds, but any color you like will do just fine.

Write everyone's name above their table setting to make it personal.

Let the kids have the paint pens so they can have fun decorating their spot.

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2. Cold As Ice

Instead of sticking with the traditional red and green color theme for Christmas, go with an icy blue and white.

A blue tablecloth with white plates, clear as ice cups and glasses, and white tinsel going down the middle of the table.

I'm getting cold just thinking about this one.

Let your guests know which spot on the table is there's by decorating blue and white ornaments and attaching their names to them with a tag.

This makes for a fantastic table setting and a great souvenir.

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3. Christmas In The Country

If you like the rustic look, this one's for you.

Start with a green gingham style tablecloth.

Then add some green bottle brush trees and a rustic red truck.

Then add some candles and a few small dark red and forest green Christmas ball ornaments, and you can almost feel the crisp country air.

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4. The Wreath Chandelier

Think you have too many wreaths? I say that's impossible.

Take that extra wreath and make a seasonal chandelier to hang over your dining table.

If you're a renter, this one might not be for you, because you have to install a hook above your table.

Once the hook is installed, suspend your wreath from the hook using ribbon to match the rest of your table setting.

If you already have a permanent light fixture above your table, don't worry.

Drape some pine around its frame and secure it with ribbon.

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5. Take It Outside

To our friends up north, this one's not for you.

But to everyone down south, you can give this one a try.

Enjoy your holiday feast outside.

Hot chocolate at every place setting along with throws on every chair will keep everyone warm.

Decorate with some green bottle brush trees and decorative birdhouses, and you're all set.

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6. Outdoor Centerpiece

If it's too cold to sit outside, bring the outdoors inside instead.

With this woodsy centerpiece, you'll feel like you're in the great outdoors.

Find your biggest glass container and fill it with faux berries, pine cones, cinnamon sticks, and dried citrus.

It won't only look good, but it will smell delightful.

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7. The Minimalist Table

Maybe you aren't the type to go all out with Christmas decorations every year.

You're the type that likes to do less with more.

In that case, this setting is for you.

All you need is some fresh evergreen, and add in a few candles for this classic look. 

Simple and elegant.

Disclaimer: No reindeer were hurt in the making of this centerpiece.

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8. Decorate The Chairs

Not only will you be keeping up with the Jones', but you'll one-up them when you decorate your chairs.

I bet none of your neighbors took the time to decorate their chairs.

Attach a mini wreath to the back of each chair with ribbon to make your guests feel like they're sitting on a throne.

Not only will you best your neighbor's decorations, but you'll make your guests feel like royalty.

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9. Mason Jars

Line up some mason jars in the middle of your table to give it a unique look.

Fill the bottoms of them with Epsom salt.

Then alternate jars with a candle and cranberries and juniper.

This will give your table a one of a kind look with an extra glow from the candlelight.

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10. Table Gifts

This is for those of us out there who still love exchanging presents at Christmas.

The presents shouldn't all be tucked away under the tree.

Some of them should be displayed with pride as a centerpiece on your table.

Use your favorite wrapping paper to wrap several small boxes to display in the middle of your table.

Then fill a few small, clear Christmas ornaments with confetti that matches the color of your presents, and you're all set.

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11. The Handmade Wooden Box

If you're a woodworker or know someone who's handy with power tools, this is an excellent choice.

A handmade wooden box serves as an excellent centerpiece and focal point for your dining room.

Over the holidays you can fill it with some candles and greenery.

But don't put it away after the season, you can use your wooden box year-round.

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Now You're A Pro

There you have it, 11 ways to decorate your dining table like a pro.

Put up the tree, hang the lights and mistletoe, and set up the train set, but don't forget your table.

Decorating your table will add so much style and class to your house that it's almost a crime not to decorate it.

If you'd like to learn more about decorating around the holidays, check out these articles.
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Need a new dining room table to host the holidays this year? Check out our great selection in the showroom or shop for Dining Room tables online! 

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