You're adulting like a boss and you just moved into a new apartment. If that apartment is a studio or a tiny one-bedroom, you might be wondering how to maximize your minimal space. While it might seem like you have to give up some conveniences, like a functional kitchen, that's not always the case. Just because you're relegated to a small-space living doesn't mean you can't create a modern breakfast nook. Need some inspo? These dining tables fit perfectly in small spaces, and they won't break the bank.
The secret to successfully living in a small space is selecting pieces that are both functional and stylish. While you might be tempted to forgo a dining table altogether, consider the fact that dining tables are often the place where good conversations take place. If you live with someone else, or you entertain on the regular, a dining table is a must. With so many people opting for small-space living these days, it's easy to find a dining table that looks like it was tailor made for your small pad.
From mid-century modern gems that will induce FOMO from friends to tables that fold up and tuck away to pieces that double as desks, there's a small-space specific dining table that you're sure to love. What's more, smaller dining tables and dining sets tend to be much more affordable than their larger cousins. This means you'll have money leftover to buy an accent rug to define your dining space. If you have an open-concept studio apartment, being able to visually differentiate your space is key to a positive energy flow.
Ready to deck out your tiny dining space or breakfast nook? Consider one of these small-space dining sets that don't sacrifice form for function.
When considering kitchen or dining tables for small spaces, it's important to search for pieces that maximize space and provide storage. What's more, small and space-saving don't have to be synonymous with blah. If you're looking for something modern that makes maximum use of minimum space, this Taulbee Dining Table from Wayfair is perfect. With built-in storage, this table does double duty as a dining table and storage cabinet.
With clean lines, a simple design, and seating for four, this table will complement almost any design concept."A versatile table that will fit in any kitchen or social area, this table is ready for all your needs. With Storage built in, this table is a great addition to the tight spaces that are found in today’s modern world," Wayfair noted. If you're all thumbs when it comes to assembling furniture (guilty!), you can purchase assembly for an additional fee. This table is so affordable you'll have money left over to grab some dining chairs, too.
Create a relaxing spot in your small apartment for eating and intimate conversations with the Amandes Counter Height Dining Table from Wayfair. Modern and simple, this tall table also has three shelves for storage so you can maximize your small space. Position the table under a window to create a serene environment, or tuck it away in a corner nook for a cozy dining experience. Choose from three colors — merlot, white ash, and gray.
Reviewers on Wayfair are raving about this dining table with one person saying: "Beautiful well-made table and chairs. Perfect height and width. Added near large window so can look outside while sipping coffee and watching beautiful snow fall." Another person noted: "I really love this table. It is perfect for the small space that I have ... I also love the display shelves." Most reviewers recommend using two chairs instead of four for a more comfortable fit.
If your design concept has a more funky feel, this retro Holly & Martin Oden Table from Overstock is the perfect dining table to complement your style. Ideal for a small kitchen or open concept apartment, this small-space specific dining table doesn't sacrifice form for function. Overstock describes this table as "an epic white tabletop that diverges from burnt oak tapered legs for a playful, mad for mod feel." The chairs are sold separately so you can choose a set that meet your needs.
One reviewer said: "Good small size for the limited space in my small apartment kitchen. The legs are real wood and have a nice patina/weathered finish." Another commented: "We have a small nook area in our kitchen and this is the perfect height and width. Very easy to assemble and looks great." For the price, mid-century modern lovers will adore this table, and everyone will think you spent more than you did. Fear not, your secret is safe with me.
Living in a small space means selecting items that serve more than one purpose. If you're on the hunt for both a bar and a small-space dining table, the Modern Cappuccino Multi-Storage Bar Table from Overstock is the perfect pick. With three shelves for displaying liquor and wine and an undercarriage for storing glassware, this table is the epitome of space-saving style. Pair it with mid-century modern stools to complete the look.
Reviewers looking for a multi-functional table are raving about this choice. "I have a 26.5 x 12.5 ft living room (long and narrow) and wanted something to put at the farthest end of the room where it looked a little empty. This little bar table fits my needs," one person said. Another commented: "My town home has limited space and this bar table fit the bill. It is also functional in holding a full case of wine."
For small spaces without a lot of available storage, the Baxter 5-Piece Dining Table Set from Jet.com is a creative solution that doesn't sacrifice style for storage. This tiny table comes with four stools that push in to save space when you're not using them. What's more, these stools have a secret — they double as storage bins so you can keep your small apartment clutter free. For the price, this is one of the best all-in-one options out there.
"I love this dinette set. It's perfect for a smaller eat-in area. The stools also give you extra storage. I've put extra paper products in it and office supplies. The stools nest under the table to tuck it out of the way until you need to use the table. I highly recommend this set and it's a great price," one reviewer noted. People who purchased this table also agreed that it's super easy to put together.
Mid-century modern minimalism at its finest, the complete Hillsboro Dining Set is the perfect small-dining table set for your tiny kitchen or breakfast nook. With a clean white-finish table and chairs available in a variety of colors, this all-in-one dining set is sure to complement any design concept. Lightweight with stackable chairs, this choice is easy to move around when you decide you want to switch up your set up.
You can also get this dining set in espresso brown, or with two chairs instead of four. One reviewer noted: "The table and chairs are the perfect size for my breakfast nook." Assembly is easy, which means you won't have to spend extra money to put this dining set together. Just open the box, follow the directions, and enjoy your dining set an hour later.
If your digs are super tiny, you might think you have to forgo a dining table altogether. Not so my friendlies. For small studio apartments, the Caspian Foldable Dining Table from Wayfair can help you maximize minimal space. Complete with storage cabinets, this table can be folded up and tucked away when you're not using it. Even though it's small, this table is mighty — it has seating for four people.
Pair the table with a set of chic folding chairs that you can store when you're not entertaining. The secret to successful small-space living is choosing pieces you can tuck away when you don't need them, and this table does just that. When you collapse this table, you can still use it for storage. Slide the chairs under your bed to reduce visual clutter.
Need a dining table that doubles as a desk that can grow when you have guests? Look no further than the Extendable Restaurant Dining Table Computer Laptop Breakfast Desk from Jet.com. This table is modern minimalism at its finest. "This extension table has a traditional design, but its simplicity makes it a good fit for modern interiors as well," Jet.com noted in the product description. "Additional pedestal base with storage shelves."
Pair this table with a set of chairs like the Flash Furniture Restaurant Wood and Metal Dining Chair. Made from solid wood and steel, these are chairs you'll have for years and years. "This slim, contemporary chair will provide a different look and feel to your space. The floor glides help protect your floors and ensure smooth gliding," Jet.com said. This contemporary dining concept is ideal for funky studio apartments and lofts.
For a sleek mid-century modern look that's also easy to fold up and store out of sight, the Cruz Dining Table from All Modern is the ideal choice. Round dining tables are perfect for facilitating conversation, and even the smallest round table can fit four chairs. This makes tables like this perfect picks for small-space living concepts. Adding this table to your apartment is sure to inspire FOMO from everyone who visits.
"This table is so cute. Nice size, pretty sturdy. I have gotten compliments from everyone who has come into my apartment," one reviewer said. Others called it "perfect" for small spaces. To complete the look add a set of Downridge Solid Wood Dining Chairs. Choose from a variety of colors to create a kitchen concept that matches your own personal style.
If you're going for a look that's both simple and stylish, look no further than the Winsome Trading Pauline 3-Piece Dining Set from Hayneedle. Sleek and sophisticated, this all-in-one dining set is an upgrade to any small-space design concept. "Each piece in the Winsome Trading Pauline 3-Piece Dining Set is crafted from wood for a durable build you can enjoy for years to come," the product description noted. "The walnut finish of this dining set makes it a versatile addition to your home that works well with a variety of decor styles and colors."
What's more, if you're on a budget, this set is the picture of affordable elegance. It also ships for free, which allows you to save even more money so you can grab some other items to complete your own personal design concept. This is a dining set that can grow up with you, and it's an ideal choice for those who want pieces that transcend time and trends.
For modern minimalists, the Trent Austin Design Marie Dining Table from All Modern is a sleek and sophisticated choice. This is a table that will fit seamlessly into any small-space design concept, and it will match almost all of your existing decor. "This Marie Dining Table adds sophisticated style to your entertaining ensemble. Its solid color blends effortlessly into both monochromatic and vibrant color palettes while its rectangular silhouette sits up to six people," the product description explained.
Add two Marie Side Chairs to complete the look. With almost 400 five-star reviews, this table is sure to please. "The table looks even better than anticipated. It is very easy to assemble. It is heavy and, therefore, sturdy. Cleans up beautifully. Am delighted with it," one reviewer raved. Another said: "This table is gorgeous and durable....a beautiful finish. Way prettier than picture."
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