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Small space living can feel like a curse for the master host. It requires a little bit of magic to turn every surface of your home into a dining table or chair (and, no, the arm of your couch doesn’t count as a seat for one of your guests).
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Small space living requires maximizing every square foot. You’ll need to get clever about multi-use pieces of furniture that are both compact and versatile. And if you think you don’t have enough room to add a dining room table and chairs to your space, it’s just a matter of finding the right set for your new space.
It’s time to stop using your coffee table as a dining table and bring in a dining room set that’s the perfect spot to settle in for a meal. Here are 10 dining room sets that will look great in your small space.
1. Zipcode Design Volmer Dining Set
Even in a small studio home, carving out a dining space can keep you from eating dinner in bed every night. The Volmer Dining Set can help you achieve that since it’s only 31.5-inches long and includes chairs that can be tucked under the table.
The set comes in several different colors, and there’s a small rack directly underneath the tabletop for extra storage.
2. Homary 5-piece Convertible Coffee Table
Yes, we did say that you shouldn’t be using your coffee table as your dining room table. That is unless your coffee table was designed to double as your dining set.
The table rises to seated height and comes with four modular seats. There’s even built-in storage for the square stools when you’re not using them, making it a great dining set option for small spaces. You can go from a coffee table to a full dining set in mere minutes. It also offers a drawer that you can use for remote storage or table linens.
This piece can be a fantastic fit for studio-dwellers who don’t want to have to decide between having a living or dining area.
3. Winsome Wood Rolling Kitchen Island
It’s hard not to daydream of a sprawling kitchen with a stunning island to gather around. To tide you over until you get that dream kitchen, create a downsized version in your small space.
This kitchen island can be wheeled around your space wherever you need it to be. Bring it closer to the stove while doing some weeknight meal prep or push it against the wall when you need more room for having guests over.
With stools that can be tucked into the unit when not in use, this island also provides you with a place to sit down and enjoy a meal.
4. Simply Living Baxter Table
Just over two and a half feet on each side, this table is full of secrets. The comfortable cushioned ottomans included in this dining set tuck into the base of this table for easy storage. The ottomans also feature storage. Just left up the top to reveal a sneaky spot for keeping table linens, blankets, and more.
The table set comes in neutral tones like taupe, gray, and espresso brown base. It has sleek angles that will blend into a home fit that embraces a contemporary and industrial style.
5. Valerie Parr Hill Everest Pub Set
With dark brown wood and black leather detailing, this set feels plucked right from your favorite neighborhood bistro. Its slim rectangular shape comes with two chairs that can comfortably be tucked under the table.
The sides of this table feature bookshelf-style storage racks that will feel lived in once they’re lined with your favorite spices or new collection of TikTok-inspired colored glassware.
6. Mercury Row Birkholz Dining Set
Small spaces may mean making sacrifices in square footage, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. This gorgeous dining room table measures 38-inches long by 38-inches wide, bringing a midcentury modern flair to your compact eating space.
The curved design of the chairs lets them tuck in and not take up any more square footage when not in use. We like the bright teal for a punchy pop of color while the white and black set offers some cool mod vibes.
7. Safavieh Colbie White Oak Casual Dining Room Set
This smart dining room set keeps your stools off of the floor. The stools hook into place underneath the top of the dining room table and slide right out when you’re ready to sit. Not only does this make cleaning up the floors easier, but it means even in the tiniest spaces you won’t have to worry about kicking around the stools.
8. Novogratz Brooks Wood Dining Set
You can go even further with your customization by adjusting the leaves to fit the size constraints of your space.
9. Woodyhome High-top Dining Setting
Short on counter space? This counter height dining set can increase your working surface area. The geometric, spacing-saving design incorporates the stools neatly under the table. You can push the table and stools squarely against the wall to keep it out of the way when you’re not hosting.
10. Latitude Run Bench Dining Set
Bench dining sets are usually reserved for large, family-style tables, but you can achieve the look on a smaller scale. The Latitude Run Bench Dining Set has two benches that nestle together under the table so you can keep your space tidy when you’re not enjoying a meal at the table.
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