The dining room is a social center for your home. It is an ideal place for hosting holiday meals or for sharing meals with friends, so how you decorate the dining room should reflect the many ways in which you use it.
First thing: start with the table and make sure it suits both your space and your needs. If space is limited, a smaller, round table lets you fit the largest number of diners in the smallest amount of space. For larger spaces, a long, rectangular table works for both everyday and the holidays.