The Best Small-Space Dining Tables You Can Order Online
These space-saving tables are short in size but big on style.
You don’t need an XL banquet table to create a stylish dining room. If you have a small dining room or even a small space without a bonafide dining room, there are tricks to maximize square footage and create a dining area. You just need a space-saving dining table. A good rule of thumb is to look for a table that’s less than 60 inches in length or diameter. It’s not hard to find a small dining table like this, but there aren’t as many to shop for since traditional dining tables are in the 75 to 90-inch range. So, we’ve scoured the internet for the best dining room tables for small spaces. We’ve rounded up our favorite petite dining tables in tons of different styles, wood grains and colors as well as space-saving features such as extendable tables, leaves and drop leaf tables. Take a look at our top picks below — several under $300! — and treat yourself to a new dining room table.
- Leaf: A table leaf is an additional section of tabletop you can add to extend the size. Some tables come with multiple leaves.
- Drop Leaf: A drop leaf is a section of the tabletop that is attached to the table and cannot be removed. The piece has a hinge so it can fold down when not in use.
- Extension: Like a leaf, tables with extensions can extend to a larger size. But extendable tables have extra tabletop built into the table (often hidden under the table) and do not have to be manually inserted.
- Counter Height: Tables listed as counter height are taller than standard-size tables, but shorter than bar height.
If we were to name an MVP for small dining tables, it would be this midcentury modern model from West Elm. It's under $700 and just 42 inches long. But it does contain an expandable panel that takes it up to 60 inches to seat six to eight people.
If midcentury modern isn't your style, this would be our second pick for the best small dining table. It's pricey at more than $1,000, but it comes in 12 different colors so you can match it perfectly with existing chairs and decor. And because it's not round or curved, you can push it up against a wall to save even more space.
White marble never goes out of style. And if you already have a marble-top coffee table and love it, you can get the same look in your dining room with this stunning table. The black base is so chic and looks great paired with black wood or metal chairs.
You love marble but you're on a budget? Take a look at this marble-topped tulip table from World Market. The base isn't as ornate as our Pottery Barn pick above, but this table is nearly half the price. And if you're a World Market Rewards member, you might be able to save even more.
World Market is a great place to shop for small dining room tables for apartments and small spaces, and they even have tables with clever space-saving features. This cafeteria-style table has little industrial seats that fold in when not in use. Genius.
For the best budget buy, look no further than this drop-leaf table from Wayfair. The hinged piece folds down to save space when not in use. And this is especially handy if you have an open-layout shared living space. You can drop the leaf and push the table up against a wall when not in use, and it becomes a console table or even a desk!
If you're obsessed with Restoration Hardware, you know that the furniture is built for literal fairytale giants. Seriously, their furniture is so big! However, we spotted this reclaimed-inspired table from Kelly Clarkson's new furniture line at Wayfair, and it's got tons of RH vibes. But without the price tag!
Another clever way to fake a dining room area in an open-layout space is by choosing a higher table. Not bar table high. But counter height. These elevated tables are more commonly used in breakfast nooks, but you can style a dark wood counter-height table in a dining room as a mini vignette. And because these units are often slim and compact, you don't need an under-the-table area rug to be as large. That saves space and money! This counter-height table from Target even comes with a little storage unit that you could style as a teeny tiny bar cart if you're really pressed for space.