The Best Small-Space Kitchen and Dining Tables

These space-saving tables are short in size but big on style.

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January 19, 2023

You don’t need a huge 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 styles such as extendable and drop-leaf tables. Take a look at our top picks below — several under $300! — and treat yourself to a new dining room table.

Table Terms to Know

  • Counter Height: Tables listed as counter height are taller than standard-size tables but shorter than bar height.
  • Dinette: A dinette is a small dining table set usually made up of a table and two to four chairs that's typically designed for smaller dining rooms and kitchens.
  • 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.
  • Leaf: A table leaf is an additional section of tabletop you can add to extend the size. Some tables come with multiple leaves.
From $699
West Elm

If we were to name an MVP for small dining tables, it would be this midcentury model from West Elm. It's under $1,000 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.

West Elm

If you need something smaller than 42 inches, try looking at bistro tables. This 30-inch dining table from West Elm is perfect for staging a small dining area in the corner of a living room or open layout apartment.

From $469
Crate & Barrel

Just because you're shopping small doesn't mean you can't shop the big trends. Eighties-style glass-top dining tables are back and bigger than ever, and it's a great option for small spaces because the glass creates a more open, airy look.

Pottery Barn

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.


Love those white midcentury modern tulip tables? This retro-style one from Wayfair is on the smaller side in terms of the circumference at 35.4 inches and is a lot more budget-friendly than buying a true antique.

$999.99 $699.99
World Market
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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 built-in little industrial seats that fold in when not in use.


For all the coastal style fans, how cute is this little white pedestal table? The table comes in several colors and finishes, but we love the shabby-chic white for a small cottage or vacation home rental.

$350.99 $298.34

One of the marquee elements of farmhouse style is a big, rustic dining table, but you can get the same look on a tiny scale. This tiny teak table has modern metal legs that pair perfectly with Scandinavian and modern farmhouse decor.


If you're obsessed with Restoration Hardware, you know that the furniture is built for literal fairytale giants. However, we spotted this solid wood dining table at Wayfair, and it has tons of RH vibes — but without the price tag!

Joss & Main

Scandi fans, we've got you covered. This modern, light wood table would be perfect for a minimal, rustic dining setup with black Windsor chairs or a small bench on one side.


A black rectangle dining table is super versatile, especially if you like to change up dining chairs seasonally. It works with everything from plush, upholstered seating to natural cane to metal industrial chairs. And the price is right for this smaller version at Target.

Urban Outfitters

We love this modern concrete table from Urban Outfitters. It's perfect for creating a dining room area in an open space layout or studio apartment. If you move to a home with a larger dining area down the road, you can always repurpose this as an outdoor patio table with some outdoor rattan chairs.


Black wood tables are having a comeback in design right now, especially when paired with light wood chairs, and this round table from Target is incredibly chic for under $500! We love the minimal legs.

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