The Best Dining Tables for Your Small Space

The Best Dining Tables for Your Small Space

Bridget Mallon
Oct 25, 2018
(Image credit: Brittany Purlee)

When it comes to furnishing a small space, often the dining room gets short shrift. It is, after all, quite possible to eat dinner while sitting on the couch. But there's also something very grown-up and very pleasing about sitting down to a meal at an actual dining table, whether by yourself of with friends. If you're living in a little space and need a little table to match, look no further than this list of tables that are no bigger than 36" and suited for small spaces.


The contrasting tabletop gives this 35.5'' diameter round table a bit of flair.

This little table is 27.5" in diameter. It could be used outdoors on a tiny patio or balcony, but would be equally nice in a small dining room.

This lacquer-top table is 30" in diameter and provides an elegant look for a very reasonable price.

World Market's take on the classic tulip table has a wooden top and, at 35.5", is great for small spaces. It can sit up to four people (provided those people don't mind being a little cozy).


A simple, budget-friendly style that will coordinate with pretty much any decor. At 29 1/8" square, this table can seat two people.

Coming in under $100 is this stylish, 29.5" farmhouse table. The wood top contrasts beautifully with the white base.

This metal cafe 32" square table can seat up to four people.A nicely contrasting mid-century style that, at 30.5" in diameter, is perfect for even the smallest of dining rooms.*

A white marble top adds a sense of sophistication to this diminutive dining table, which rings in at 31.5" on each side.


IKEA's EKEDALEN table clocks in at 31.5" but can expand up to 47" if needed.

You'd be hard pressed to find a more on-trend table thanks to its gold legs and glass top. And at 31.5" it will fit in just about any space.*

This 36" long table has a simple look, so you can dress it up with fun tablewares.

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*Re-edited from a post originally published 05.01.2017

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