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Chicago Furniture How-To: Getting Your House Ready for Thanksgiving


Some people think food preparation is the hardest part. Some think it’s the cleaning. But for Chicago furniture lovers, it’s figuring out how make your weekend guests comfortable and ensuring functionality in your home. From the entryway, to the dining room, to the kitchen, these three pieces from Wrightwood Furniture store in Lakeview will help to ensure a smooth Thanksgiving dinner. No bumps in the hosting gig, and no lumps in the mashed potatoes, please. We’ll give thanks for that.

The entryway.

We can’t see into the future, but we’re positive it will be snowing this Thanksgiving. Adding a bench, like the Raffles Bench, to your Chicago entryway gives your guests a place to sit down, warm up, and take off all of their layers and boots before comfortably joining the festivities. Maybe keep a tray of hot cocoa on your entryway table to really warm them up from the cold. And if it doesn’t snow, well, there certainly will be much thanks to give.


The dining room.

Your dining table built for four probably isn’t going to cut it when it comes to hosting your entire family for Thanksgiving dinner. It’s easy to add more table space (as long as you cover the folding table with a tablecloth, no one will even know!), but it’s difficult to add more seating without compromising the elegant decor. If only there were chaircloths for folding chairs. The Organa Chairs at Wrightwood Furniture are affordable and stylish enough to fit in with your holiday decor. Sure they don’t fold up to be stored in the closet, but you won’t need to hide them away. You’ll want to keep them on display all year long.  


The kitchen.

Most of the happenings in the kitchen on Thanksgiving are more behind-the-scenes events. You don’t want your guests to see the mess you’ve inevitably made, but it’s also inevitable that there will be those guests offering to help. And as much as you want to tell them to sit down and relax, you must admit that an extra pair of hands would be pretty handy (literally). The Elinvar Industrial Trolley is perfect for the holiday season because it can be rolled away to create more space for moving from the oven, to the fridge, to the sink, and back, while still adding more prep space for chopping the veggies. And when there are too many cooks in the kitchen, top the trolley with appetizers or drinks and have one of your helpful guests wheel it into the entertainment space for pre-dinner snacks.

Happy Thanksgiving from Wrightwood Furniture! We’re wishing you health, happiness, hot food, and home decor inspiration for your Black Friday shopping!