Best Dining Tables for Small Spaces
When space is at a premium, it can be really challenging to fit various furniture pieces and functions into your limited space, especially when the need is bigger than what your space can handle.
While it’s amazing to have a spacious dining table that gives everyone ample space to relax on while sharing scrumptious meals, having a limited dining room space might require you to make some adjustments to still enjoy the best of your dining room without making it feel cramped.
Here are some dining table ideas that are perfect for your compact dining room.
Types of Dining Tables for Small Spaces
Extendable Dining Table
Do you host gatherings often or do you generally have a large seating requirement? Extendable dining tables are champions of space-saving as they allow you to add more space to accommodate additional guests when needed. After the meal, the extendable dining table can be easily closed to give more space for everyone to walk around.
Some extendable dining tables make room for two to four additional seaters, while others can extend longer. Choosing between the choices depends on what your room can handle.
Drop-Leaf Dining Table
Another flexible dining table type is the drop leaf dining table. While many extendable dining tables come in rectangular shapes, drop leaf tables follow a smaller footprint, mostly round and rectangular configurations, to still allow proper leg room when the leaves are folded. These dining tables feature hinged leaves that you can drop or lift depending on your needs.
One important thing to note is that drop-leaf dining tables are not as stable as those that you can extend in the middle. Because of this, you should be careful not to put too much weight on the table top.
Round Dining Table
Standard round dining tables can also work perfectly for small dining rooms. The curved structure of a round table lends less visual weight to the overall look of the dining room. The lack of corners also improves the flow of the space by removing obstructions.
Round dining tables with a pedestal base can also help maximise the number of seats you can fit into your space. It can be the perfect focal point for a more intimate and casual-looking dining room feel.
Square Dining Table
Unlike round tables, square dining tables offer a more crisp look with the presence of their angles. This gives them a unique feel that many homeowners love. A square table has a small footprint and can fit into compact areas. However, more than guest gatherings, square dining tables are more efficient for small and intimate dining settings.
Glass Dining Table
When it comes to reducing visual clutter, a glass dining table is our best choice for a compact dining room. Aside from bringing an elegant feel to the space, the transparent look of a glass dining table makes the room feel more spacious. The reflective surfaces also distribute the light beautifully to brighten the area.
Buying a Table for a Small Space
Take out your measuring tape and check the dimensions of your dining room before visiting a furniture store or browsing through online shops. Allow enough space between your furniture pieces to prevent bumping or discomfort once you push your chairs backwards to sit. Also, consider your seat requirements to properly decide what size or table style will work well for both your needs and available space.
In terms of seating options, you may choose from traditional chairs from a dining set, stackable chairs or benches that you can fully hide under the table when not in use. You can also incorporate stools to enhance the look of your dining space while adding more seats.
If you entertain guests often, we highly recommend buying an extendable table to accommodate more people without taking up too much floor space when not needed. For a more intimate and casual dining room feel, opt for a round or square dining table. Your choice depends on your needs and design preferences.
If you’re looking into various modern styles that are designed for compact areas, check out Megafurniture’s online collection of modern dining tables in Singapore.