The Best Space-Saving Tables for Your Square-Footage-Challenged ‘Dining Room’

The dream? A chic dining room setup that also maximizes square footage. But isn't the term “space-saving” synonymous with “not-so-cute” when it comes to furniture? Heck, no. These fabulous tables fold, expand and otherwise slink their way into even the smallest of spaces, making your dining room dreams a stylish reality.

This Genius Space-Saving Furniture Helps You Make the Most Of Your Square Footage

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Lightweight with rounded edges, this versatile bistro table is perfect for tiny kitchens that double as dining rooms.

CB2 ($199)

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Pottery Barn

We love the warm, weathered patina of this dining table’s leaves. (But we really, really love the built-in storage space.)

Pottery Barn ($399)  

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This crisp, Shaker-style table (which expands from cute and compact to roomy seating for eight) is an investment piece that will never go out of style.

Rejuvenation ($1,424)

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Design Within Reach

Clean and polished, this modern table works equally well as a wall-flush dining setup for two or as a freestanding spot for four.

Design Within Reach (from $1,040)

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Crate & Barrel

With its amply-sized fold-down leaves, this industrial-chic number easily morphs from narrow console to a full-size dining table when you need one.

Crate & Barrel ($699)

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Ballard Designs

God, we love a good pedestal table. Especially one that can work as a four seater 360 days a year but fit up to ten on holidays (thanks to large extension leaves stored underneath). 

Miles Redd for Ballard Designs ($2,299)

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Design Within reach

This sleek, levered table adjusts from bistro to counter height in minutes, making it an especially smart choice for tricky floor plans. 

Design Within Reach ($1,895)

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With its euphoria-inducing price tag and three configurations (no leaves, one leaf or two), this country-style beauty is a no-brainer for the square-footage challenged.

Ikea ($129)

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This super slim counter-height table is the perfect dining table/prep space solution for a narrow galley kitchen.

CB2 ($399)


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From 2014-2019 Grace Beuley Hunt held the role of Home Editor covering interior design, styling, trends and more.