With Thanksgiving around the corner, it's about that time to eat, drink and be merry, and if you are hosting this holiday season, you'll be elbow deep in charcuterie and wine charms before you can say "Black Friday Blowout." With the cousins in town or the neighbors stopping in, there's one thing that you'll need no matter your spread: extra seating. Here are some top options for guest seating that you won't mind pulling out or repurposing in your time of need.
Stylish and Storable Folding Chairs
For those of us who don't have an extra set of dining rooms chairs waiting in the wings, inserting the leaf in the table often means calling up some mismatched office chairs to the major leagues. Chic folding chairs (not an oxymoron!) are a great option that can be tucked away in the off-season.
Oslo Folding Chair, $249
This collapsible and comfortable design from BoConcept results in a solid, sturdy and stylish folding chair that isn't just for the kids' table.
Emma Terai Folding Chair, $228
Go vibrant with these colorful upholstered seats from Anthropologie that can take you from appetizers to aperitifs.
TERJE Folding Chair, $24.99
There's always IKEA for simple folding chairs that are functional and affordable for a longer guest list.
Bonus Bar Stools
Without fail, a holiday open house will bring everyone into the kitchen. Stock up on some bar seats so guests can chat with the chef or mingle with fellow well-wishers.
Crate and Barrel's Backless Origin Counter Stool is a classic option to pull up to the kitchen counter or tuck away in a corner for a tête-à-tête.
DSW Counter Stool, $89
Rove Concepts offers a more modern option with this Eiffel Tower inspired stool available in Black (Friday) or White (Christmas).
Plenty of Floor Pillows
Whether you're having your pumpkin pie in the family room or curling up for your annual viewing of "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles," throwing down some floor pillows is an easy solution when there's no more room on the couch.
Adorn Gold Pillow, $59
Article's chic, gold pillows are made especially for floor seating. Merry, bright and convenient!
DIHULT Pouffe, $79.99
Guys. The IKEA Pouffe. Sometimes the best solution is the simples.
Double Duty Ottomans
Investing in ottoman can pay dividends when the in-laws are in town and can be used as extra seating, storage, or plain old putting your feet up.
This luxurious leather ottoman from CB2 can serve as a place to lounge, a landing pad for some appetizers (on a tray of course) or brought into the dining room for some extra seating in a pinch.
Mid-Century Stool, from $199
West Elm's petite upholstered stools can multi-task as a classic ottoman or a seat for a pint-size partygoer.