Transform your kitchen into a stylish bistro. Our collections feature plenty of small dining tables that fit any space in your home. Whether you want to set up a dining area in your small kitchen or you need a table for your apartment’s cosy dining area, you can find plenty of options to suit your needs. Choose from classic round tables to modern rectangular shapes in materials such as wood, glass and metal.
Dining Table Shapes
When it comes to dining tables, shape is important. Although your own style comes in to play, your space should influence which shape you choose. Rectangular tables work well in longer dining areas and often accommodate more people. These shapes also offer a classic look that lends itself well to mid-century modern decor styles. Square tables are ideal in square-shaped nooks and are best suited for up to four diners. Round tables are a bit more flexible. They work in square spaces and corners, which makes them a good option for kitchen table and chairs sets. They can also accommodate more people in a smaller area, which makes them ideal for larger families with limited kitchen space.
The ideal material for your dining table comes down to preference. Each material offers a different look. Wood offers a variety of different finishes and can pair well with a variety of different styles. This makes it a great versatile option for your dining area. Metal is incredibly durable and offers a sleek, modern style. Choose this option for minimalist or industrial decor styles. Glass table tops add a touch of elegance to your dining table. They are also less imposing than heavy, darker woods, so they can help a small space look larger. When choosing a material, keep your other furniture in mind. First and foremost, the table should match your dining room chairs. Generally, similar materials work best together, but you can also mix and match if you choose carefully. For example, a wood mid-century style table can look great with a set of leather dining chairs.
Dining Table Options
You can also think about optional features when choosing your table. If you like to invite friends over for dinner but don’t want to crowd a small space, an expandable table is a good choice. Expanding options include drop leaves at the sides and drop-in leaves that you insert into the centre of the table. If your kitchen is on the cozier side, consider a table with a small shelf at the bottom that can expand the storage options in your kitchen beyond your cabinets and dining buffet.
If your dining area or kitchen includes a pendant lighting fixture or a chandelier, be sure to centre your table under your dining room lighting. If your space has ceiling lighting or you use floor lamps to create extra light, you can be a bit more flexible. Your table should sit in the centre of a dining room or nook. In kitchen spaces, tables often work well in corners.