Let's hope that those comfortable chairs that beckon us are near the table. No point in having to walk too far to spread out and relax. And certainly having all of that food nearby will make it easier to get the postgame turkey sandwich and piece of pie.
Thanksgiving is the day to be surrounded by the familiar. So the room we gather in should be as comfortable as our family and friends — a place where we can chat, watch the game, take a nap or eat that last piece of pumpkin pie without worry.
The television should be tuned to the game, but it shouldn't be the focal point of the day. Comfortable chairs arranged to foster conversation should rule. Even if a crazy relative dominates the Thanksgiving Day conversation, remember that he or she is family.
Sure, the seating should foster conversation. But what if you really want to take a nap while still being close to the action? In this case, placing a comfortable recliner just outside the room's center would work.
If you're expecting a large gathering, you'll want to have a large room so everyone has space. And by using earth tones and warm materials, you'll have the ideal setting for a Thanksgiving Day get-together.
A small and cozy spot where people can stretch out and catch the game would be a perfect place to take that postmeal nap. Maybe all the better if it's tucked away so the sounds of snoring don't disturb others.