We've always liked interiors that manage to be comfortable, beautiful, and down to earth. That end result often means that there was some Ikea in the recipe. In the high-low spirit we've been rifling through the Ikea catalog, culling their best small space solutions. Last week we rounded up some good ideas for small bedrooms; today we roll into the dining room. Here are some great small-space dining options from Ikea's design-for-the-masses frontier: Pictured at top, Fusion Table and Chairs, $299. Ikea goes emphatically mid-century with this space-saving ensemble. The chairs slide almost completely underneath, keeping the overall footprint to a minimum.
Mattila Glass Door Wall Cabinet, $129. No floorspace? Hang a console for dishes and candlesticks and other dining necessities on the wall.
Muddus Drop-Leaf Table, $39.99. At 18 7/8"L x 35 3/8"W x 29 1/8"H (folded) it just doesn't get any smaller than this. Pair it with super cheap Jeff folding chairs, $8.99 apiece.
Langed Gateleg Table, $99.99, Seats from 2 to 4, and tucks small against a kitchen wall when not in use.
Gilbert Chair, $49.99, One among several attractive stacking chair options.