Dining room tables are where everything happens, from homework to family discussions to meals. Whether you’re in a space-challenged environment or not, your table doesn’t have to be short on style. For inspiration, have a gander at these stylish and creative options.
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Pedestal tables are made for small dining spaces because they free up leg room. While this oval table is 60 inches wide (and it’s not inexpensive) consider it an aspirational table. There are similar ones on the market; we just happen to be swooning over the gold metal base on this one. Silhouette Dining Table, West Elm, $3,000.
With its unique bent-bamboo base, this dining table has a simple, yet eye-catching silhouette that’s a great choice for a small space. It comes with four chairs, too. The forest green version is even nicer! VOXLÖV/ODGER Table and Four Chairs, IKEA, $679.
Stone, pewter and glass unite for a spectacular design that will have friends asking where you bought it. The organic base looks like a finely sanded boulder and lends a natural element to its surroundings. Seats four, and the tabletop measures 47 inches round. Stone Grey Round Dining Table, CB2, $1,200.
On a High
Who says a dining table has to be 29 inches from the ground? If it fits your lifestyle, a bar-height table with room to rest libations and such is fantastic – in a small space it doubles as a bar, just like those chic spots you used to hit up regularly before the Thing That Shall Not Be Mentioned befell the world. Bouffard Counter-Height Table, Wayfair, $420.
A drop-leaf table is a saviour in a small space – flip it up when friends pop in for a drink, or keep it down when it’s just you and the cat. Plus, the bamboo and white combo brings a lovely Scandinavian vibe to your home. This table makes a perfect office desk, too! Ikea PS 2012, IKEA, $279.
Twist on Tradition
And for something completely different: a dining table with storage underneath. Great for hiding tableware essentials in baskets, the table converts to a demilune or rectangular console by dropping down one or both leaves. Shayne Drop-Leaf Table, Pottery-Barn, $1,028.
Marvellous in Marble
This dazzler of a dining table has a ridged base (a look that’s trending hard) topped by authentic black marble. Elegant and luxurious, the 48-inch space-saving table also comes in a white Carrara marble or travertine top and various finishes for the base, as well as a 63-inch version. Athena Round Dining Table, Rove Concepts, Inquire for pricing.
An MDF tabletop in a matte-black finish and legs for days offers a no-nonsense solution to the small, awkward nook you need to fill in your kitchen. And the bucket-back seats are pretty sweet, too! Inspirer Bar Table Set, Amazon, $300.