Do you love to entertain a crowd or prefer to a more intimate foodie affair? So many important moments in our lives are celebrated around dining tables set high with platters of deliciousness, sparkling drinking glasses and clinking wine glasses dressed with fine tablecloths, table runners and napkins that it’s worth taking the time to ensure yours is exactly how you want it to be. If you do like to have lots of people around, an expandable or extension dining table is a great idea. Team it with inviting dining chairs and a bar table nearby so that friends can linger comfortably for longer and drinks don’t take up valuable tabletop space. Serious entertainers might want to consider buffets and cabinets that can be stacked with plates, cutlery and dinner sets with a drinks station on top. Or maybe a home bar ticks your boxes. Pull up some barstools, mix a few cocktails, bring out the barware, stream some mood music and … hello home bar. No car required to taxi you home at the end of the night! Whatever your style of entertaining, there are a few essentials a good dining room needs to elevate it from just being an eating area. Lighting, for one. Think pendant lights or chandeliers centrally positioned so the table is a focal point. You can also frame a dining table with rugs. The idea is a rug should be big enough so that when a chair is pulled out its legs are still on the rug. Last but not least, are bar carts. These little gems can be wheeled to wherever the party is, whatever the season. Cheers!