In this library by Alessandra Branca, above, a sofa table becomes a bar with the addition of a tray, proving that even smaller details shouldn’t be overlooked when hosting parties.
The toughest thing about planning for the upcoming holiday entertaining season is figuring out how many people you’ll be hosting — and how, exactly, to fit parties both big and small in your home. It’s enough to make one want to plan a very, very, very long vacation during the season. The key to hosting a variety of groups with ease is to choose versatile pieces that give you plenty of layout options. Here’s just a few of our favorites currently for sale at Viyet:
An expandable dining table is a classic design that has helped hosts for centuries. This elegant table can go from a circular shape to an oval with the addition of leaves, accommodating intimate Sunday dinners to larger parties.
For larger spaces, this grand table is ideal for hosting buffets and more formal dinners. Like the antique table above, the table includes leaves that can expand the surface further. Additionally, the casters allow you to move the table with ease if need be.
This accent table has a leather top that can be removed to reveal a gaming surface. Perhaps it is time to bring back the lively art of game night?
The drawers in this side table offer plenty of storage, making the piece a great option for small spaces. The top “drawer” opens out to another table surface, allowing it to be used as a desk, or perhaps extra space to rest drinks at a cocktail party.
An ottoman is one of the most versatile pieces for the home. This rectangular ottoman is ideal for sectionals or traditional sofas, and can be used in a pinch as extra seating or even as a surface to rest a tray.
Now you see it, now you don’t. This unusual table has a removable lid, which can be removed to reveal extra storage space. In a pinch, it can be used as a space-efficient bar.
This statement-making duo pulls together your living area with ease. But when you need the extra space to host, the side table can be stowed underneath the coffee table.
Hosting a casual party? Break up the set and place it through the room to create space to hold drinks and small places. Need the extra room? Like the coffee and side table set above, the nesting tables can be stowed in a space-efficient manner.