This Compact Bar Table Is Perfect for Small-Space Dining — and Under $100
Wayfair shoppers love it.
Sep 15, 2023
This Internet-Famous, Space-Saving Dining Table Set Just Got a New Look — and It’s On Sale!News
Shop the dining sets in six new wooden finishes.
Aug 31, 2023
We Tested (and Rated!) Every Dining Table at West Elm — Here Are the Best to Suit Your Style and SpaceStyle
Whether you're looking for a classic bistro table for two or a larger farmhouse design for entertaining, you need to read this list.
Aug 11, 2023
Tulip Tables Will Never Go Out of Style — Here Are Our 10 Favorites
They’re the perfect blend of form and function.
Jun 8, 2023
11 of the Best Drop Leaf Tables for Flexible Dining in Your Small Space
Designing your studio apartment is about to get way easier.
Dec 20, 2022
11 Expandable Dining Room Tables Perfect for Small ApartmentsStyle
These tables are a no-brainer, especially when it comes to holiday entertaining!
Dec 12, 2022
This Space-Saving Drop-Leaf Dining Table Is the Ultimate Solution for My Tiny Studio KitchenStyle
It's chic, space-saving, and affordable. Need I say more?
Oct 24, 2022
These Editor-Tested and -Approved West Elm Sofas and Dining Room Tables Are Up to 20% Off Right Now
We love these pieces — and you will, too!
Sep 19, 2022
The Best Small-Space Dining Tables That Can Double as Work DesksStyle
If you're living in a little space and need a little table to match, look no further than this list of tables that can function as a place to eat *and* work.
Sep 9, 2022
The Best Counter Height Dining Sets You Can Buy Now
Elevate your dining experience.
Jun 24, 2022
This Super-Versatile Folding Table Is the Space-Saving Solution You’ve Been Waiting For
It transforms from a dining table (with storage!) to a writing desk to a slim console.
Mar 30, 2022
10 Best Bistro Tables for Chic Small-Space DiningStyle
These tables bring big style to the tiniest of spaces.
Apr 2, 2021
AllModern’s Natural Decor Sale Is Full of Gorgeous Pieces in Wood, Linen, and Rattan
Revive your space and bring in balance with organic elements and earthy textures.
Mar 19, 2021
10 Easy (But Cool) Ways to Style Your Dining Table, According to DesignersStyle
You don't need to have a dinner party to create a gorgeous tablescape.
Jul 18, 2019
10 Small Living Rooms That Make Space for a Dining Table, TooStyle
It's time to get creative with these tricks that will help you fit a dining area in even the smallest of living spaces.
Apr 12, 2019
Interior Define Just Launched the Most Beautiful Dining CollectionStyle
Interior Define may be best known as a great source for customizable sofas and chairs, but now it’s making waves in the dining room as well. The company just debuted a new fully customizable dining collection to give customers the chance to create a set that perfectly suits their style. The centerpiece of the new collection is the Hayes table, a clean-lined piece that is available in four finishes and three different shapes (round, square, or rectangle).
Jun 18, 2018
Decor Match Maker: 10 Perfect Dining Room Table & Chair PairingsStyle
The dining room can be a tricky space in a home. It’s usually either a dumping ground with little to no identity or a way-too-formal space reserved for holidays and special occasions and scarcely seen in between. But this mystery room has a lot to offer — particularly with regards to style. That being said, I wish more people knew that you’re not tied to buying a predetermined dining set from your local furniture mart. Get creative!
Oct 1, 2017
The Classic Farmhouse Table: Our Best Bets for Every BudgetStyle
We recently reported that the Modern Farmhouse style (think lots of rich, weathered woods, neutral textiles and industrial lighting and decor), was the favorite amongst over 30% of a group that was surveyed. One of the key pieces to that look is, of course, the farmhouse table, which seams to invite life to happen around it in a buzzing family kitchen. Take a look through 10 of our favorites for every budget.
Apr 10, 2017
Before & After: A Dining Room Dream Come True for Under $100Style
Courtney found her ideal furniture at a thrift store, but it needed a little work. Combine DIY skills and a very generous birthday present, and you get a very cool dream come true. From Courtney: I’ve always loved and coveted two kinds of tables: a formica table and a pedestal table. As luck would have it, I found both on the same day at a thrift store.
Dec 5, 2016
Watch this Coffee Table Convert to a Dining Table in One MoveStyle
Convertible tables have been a small space staple for decades, but what they offer in functionality, they often lack in style. Paris-based Boulon Blanc wants to change that with their new transformable table. While traditional convertible tables use an X-shaped mechanism that’s reminiscent of an ironing board, Boulon Blanc has a patented rotating hinge instead. The result is an organic-inspired, transformative shape whether it’s used as a coffee table or a dining table.
Oct 20, 2016
Create the Look: Organic Modern Dining Room Shopping GuideStyle
Whet your appetite with this dining room, an appealingly minimalist mix with just the right amount of natural warmth. The clean shapes of pieces like the table, lamp, and cabinet are simple and elegant, and perfectly balanced by the textures of wood, leather, and linen. 1. Linen Table Runner, $255 from Omero 2. Stroke Poster, €47 from Fine Little Day 3. Prouvé Potence Lamp, $2,130 from Design Within Reach 4. Fringed Wall Art in Large, $198 from Anthropologie 5.
Sep 23, 2016
Create the Look: Artful Bohemian Dining Room Shopping GuideStyle
Casual, inviting, and perfectly mismatched, a boho dining room sets the scene for the kind of lingering dinner party that lasts all night. Don’t be afraid to mix new and vintage flatware, dishes, and napkins to make a full set—the bohemian style’s no-rules approach to decorating gives you plenty of creative license. 1. Architec Wooden Serving Board, $26 from Target 2. LERAN Rattan Pendant Lamp, $149 from IKEA 3. Set of 2 Wood Knives, $84 from Spartan Shop 4.
Sep 20, 2016
Style Recipe: Mix IKEA & Vintage for the Perfect Dining RoomStyle
There’s no one-size fits all recipe for a room, of course. But if you’re stuck trying to get that luxe-y, lived-in look in your dining room on an affordable budget, can we suggest one of our favorite combinations? The dining room is the perfect place to play with furniture because there are no time constraints on getting it “finished.” Start with what you have (a table and 4-ish chairs, maybe?
Oct 22, 2015
Before & After: $50 Table Goes FarmhouseHome Projects
Robyn snagged this thrift store table for $50, and with some elbow grease, it became the farmhouse table of her dreams: From Robyn: When I walked into a thrift store and saw a two pedestals and the table top leaning nearby I knew that this was what I had been looking for and bought the table without even assembling it. I was motivated to finish this table and use it right away so refinishing a table this size could be a weekend project for someone who wanted to work long hours.
Aug 26, 2015
Modern Round Dining Tables: West Elm, IKEA and MoreStyle
We love round dining tables, mostly because they allow you to squeeze more people into a small space. Here are some of our favorites, from new designs to enduring classics. If we’re looking at IKEA staples, there’s of course the Tulip-style DOCKSTA, but we see the beauty in the simplistic SALMI, too. Chrome and glass, understated, yet totally modern.
Aug 26, 2015
Before & After: Table Saved By a Week of SandingHome Projects
With a strange paste and layers of paint, this table looks almost unsalvageable. But Laura was determined to replace her card table on her student budget, and $5 was the right price.
Jun 2, 2015
8 Ways to Refresh the Look of an Existing (Old/Boring/Not You) Dining TableStyle
You are not stuck with a dining table you don’t like, even if you can’t afford to buy a new one or have to stick with the one you have for some reason. There are things that can be done, of the DIY variety, that can spice up a dining table and add a little delight to your dining room. Peruse this list of makeover options and decide if one might fit your dining style!
Apr 10, 2015
Before & After: Mismatched IKEA Table Gets a Concrete MakeoverHome Projects
Aimee’s twin toddlers had done a number on her dining set, but she was hesitant to shell out for something new while they still have an appetite for destruction. Inspired by kitchen counter DIYs, this IKEA table gets a tough new top: From Aimee: I was the sad owner of an even sadder, hodgepodge dining set – Ikea table and chairs, Target bench. The tabletop had taken quite the beating, thanks to the 2-year-old-twins who eat at it 37 times a day.
Mar 9, 2015
Best Online Sources: Table Legs for Furniture DIY ProjectsHome Projects
One of the fastest ways to update an existing table (either changing the look or the function) is to put new legs on it. And, one of the easiest ways to make a table is to find a flat surface and add legs. But where do you get good-looking legs that work? We’ve rounded up eight of our favorite places to buy online. (Pictured above) This modern invention can help you transform nearly any found or bought flat surface into a coffee table, dining table, bench or more!
Feb 11, 2015
Dining Room Design Inspiration: Super Stylish Dining ChairsStyle
This holiday season, I’ve found myself spending a lot of time online, hunting for entertaining inspiration. What usually strikes me first, between the images of greenery-strewn tables and fairy light-bedecked dining rooms, is any space that features fabulous chairs. A great chair, whether in a unique shape or bold color, can steal focus like nothing else. Check out some of our favorites below.
Dec 5, 2014
Home Decorating Ideas: 9 DIY Projects for Transformed TablesStyle
Want to freshen the look of a room in your home but don’t have a lot of money or don’t want to go out and buy a new-to-you furniture piece? Start with something you already have — a dining, coffee or side table — and consider one of these successful table transformations for your own home this weekend! Tiffany turned a thrift store table into a glamorous furniture piece with the addition of small pieces of wood glued down in a herringbone pattern.
Jun 14, 2014
One Minute Tip: Line Your Vases with Ti LeavesLiving
Want to spruce up your summer vases? Try this trick – line them with a ti leaf! How to Leaf-line your vases: 1. Get Your Ti Leaves: You can get them at your local florist, grocery store, or order them online 2. Cut the Stem: This will make them malleable and easy to bend into any shaped vase (otherwise, they might snap!) 3. Bend, Wrap, and Line: Bending them around your arm works well! Then, just slip them into your vase!
Jun 2, 2014
Top Ten: Best Outdoor Patio Dining SetsStyle
It’s finally spring and I’m so ready for al fresco dining, either in the shade on a beautiful warm day, or at night with lanterns to light the table. You can eat every meal outside with one of these ten outdoor patio dining sets— our top favorite picks for the year. For comparison purposes, all prices include the cost of one table and either four chairs or two benches, unless otherwise noted: 1.
May 14, 2014
Before & After: A Heavy, Outdated Dining Table Turns Sleek and ModernHome Projects
Have you ever spotted an absolute steal on Craigslist — except for it being the complete opposite of your style? Nichol saw this table for $50, but before even leaving the house she took the legs off and left them with the original owner (along with the chunky chairs). There were other plans! From Nichol: Thank you Nichol!
May 11, 2014
Small Space Solutions: 7 Small But Stylish Eating Spots for Tiny HomesStyle
Still need inspiration on how to fit a spot for eating into your small space? We found seven solutions that not only work in small homes, but they’re actually quite simple, stylish ideas that anyone could use.
Apr 26, 2014
5 Tips For Making a Double-Duty Living & Dining Room Work in a Small SpaceStyle
Trying to lounge and dine in the same small space? Small homes just don’t always have the luxury of square footage to create separate, distinct spaces, so you have to get creative with furniture layout and storage. Here are some ideas to consider if you’re trying to figure out how to mix these two functions in one small space gracefully and stylishly. 1. Place a (square or rectangle) dining table near a wall Don’t let your dining table waste space when not in use.
Apr 19, 2014
DIY the Style: Projects Inspired by Justine & Angus’ Toronto House TourStyle
Justine and Angus, a fashion professional and chef, respectively, live in a 120-year-old house in Toronto. With the help of a designer friend, and some of Angus’ own elbow grease, they created a fresh and stylish space for themselves and their son, Oscar. Here are three projects that help you get the look of their dining room and bring it to your own home. 1. Home Depot figured out a way to make a pretty stylish faux zebra hide rug which, among other things, is good news for all zebras.
Jan 27, 2014
DIY Home Decor: How To Make a Simple Modern TableOrganize & Clean
Inspiration comes when you least expect it. I was in London last year for 100% Design. There were tons of beautiful things, but the plywood table that Carl Hansen built for their display (below) stuck with me. I wanted to copy it for my own dining table some day. That day finally arrived. THE CARL HANSEN VERSION IN LONDON This super long table struck me as the most elegant plywood construction I had ever seen.
Jul 1, 2013
Before & After: From IKEA Dining Table to Chic DeskHome Projects
IKEA hacks aren’t always for the faint of crafting. But if you’ve got the time and the skill, this hack isn’t just clever – it’s downright stunning. Just get an unfinished Ingo Table for $69 and you’re on your way.The Ingo is a simple pine table, which you’ll find in the kitchen section. It’s small, measuring only 47 1/4 ” long by 29 1/2 ” wide, so it is more than suitable for a larger workspace.
Jan 16, 2013
Small Space Solutions: Compact & Smart Home WorkstationsOrganize & Clean
A clean, organized, and well-lit home work space is a must. And what better time to tackle this issue in your home than the fresh start of a new year! Many of us don’t have the luxury of a separate home office or studio, but that doesn’t mean we can’t create a healthy environment for working at home. Even if you don’t work from home, carving out a space for productivity is important and a smart way focus on specific tasks without distraction.
Jan 8, 2013
Get Set: The Year’s Best Dining TablesStyle
Balancing your plate on your lap and eating over the kitchen sink may work for awhile but at some point you’ll feel better about life if you eat at a proper table. While it may seem like a waste of space, especially in a small apartment, a dining table can become an essential piece of furniture, used for meals, crafts and even serving as a work station. Check out this roundup of dining tables big and small to see if there’s one that will fit in your home.
Dec 24, 2012
Before & After: Box Spring Chair & TableHome Projects
Of the many Before and Afters we have featured, this one may take the prize for the biggest blindside, meaning when you click through, you will in no way have figured out what was coming and the ‘After’ photo just may knock you flat. While you can sometimes predict how a thrift store dresser or end table will be saved and transformed, just try it with this box spring. You’ll be wrong. Trust us. Just go look.We told you!
Jun 20, 2012
From West Elm to Overstock: Parsons Tables & Desks for All Budgets & StylesStyle
The Parsons desk is a perennial favorite here at Apartment Therapy. Is there any wonder? The versatile Parsons can be used as a desk, dining table or even console table — and all in one space! — and the clean lines of the design are timeless. We’ve rounded up 12 Parsons tables in varying styles and price points, including a build-it-yourself version.
Mar 21, 2012
Space-Saving Magic: “Hide” Your Dining Table On The Wall!Style
Before they bought their current home in Washington D.C.’s Mount Plesant neighborhood, Josh and Lauren lived for six years in a studio apartment. Determined to host dinner parties in their tiny space, the couple came up with an inspired idea that allowed them to have a instant dining room–but only when they needed one. They bought a dining table light enough and compact enough to be hung on the wall when not in use.
Feb 21, 2012
12 Tips for Arranging the Perfect Buffet TableLiving
Whether the occassion’s Thanksgiving, a Friday night potluck with friends or Sunday brunch, serving your food “buffet-style” is the easiest way to feed a large group. Here are our best tips for arranging the table for a presentation that’s stylish and streamlined and gets your party moving!• Position the table away from the main eating area: This ensures people will move around and mingle, two keys to a great party.
Nov 9, 2011
How Durable Are Lacquered Dining Tables?Style
In my quest to complete my green and gray dining room, I’ve gravitated towards a few different lacquered tables. After reading a few reviews and comments online, though, I’ve been reconsidering that option.My soon-to-be pale gray dining room already has a fair amount of wood — original pine flooring and a walnut sideboard, that is. I’d like to incorporate a distinctly different (non-brown) color and a new texture.
Oct 6, 2011
10 Dining Tables Under $500Style
While five benjamins feels like a lot of money, those bills don’t seem to go too far when you’re looking to buy a new dining table. While one can easily run you a thousand dollars or more, here are ten stylish examples that come in under $500:TOP ROW1. Slab Dining Table, CB2, $499 2. 1970s Drop-leaf Table with Sunshine Yellow Legs, Etsy seller Dear Old Blighty, about $2913. Reclaimed Barnwood Table, Etsy seller Blue Ridge Woodworking, $4004. Dover Dining Table, West Elm, $4995.
Aug 12, 2011
Bohemian Chic Furniture From Around the WebStyle
Bohemian chic is an eclectic decorating style that is hard to define. A little bit hippie and a little bit hipster. A little bit retro and a little bit romantic. Boho chic may look haphazard and random but don’t be deceived. Eclectic styles are sometimes the most difficult to pull off. When done right, the effect is magnificent. Bohemian rooms have a dynamic, evolving movement to them; the design aesthetic does not feel overly engineered and planned.
Jun 21, 2011
Before & After: Denese’s Sunny Table MakeoverHome Projects
Ah the power of a few coats of paint! This little side table looks like it’s way past its prime but with a little elbow grease, sanding, and a fun new paint color, it is transformed!The sunny yellow paint color transformed this table from a scarred old relic to a shiny new treasure!Denese at Plum Life blogged about this table makeover. The table itself has been in Denese’s possession for some time, hence its well used appearance in the before photo.
Apr 1, 2011
The Case for Coasters: Better Safe Than Sorry!Style
I may be a scrooge but I believe that you should always use a coaster (or a napkin) on wood surfaces, especially when in someone else’s home. It should become second nature, the force of habit. Because no one likes water rings on the coffee table. And because no one likes to be the nagging host who follows guests around surreptitiously slipping coasters under their glasses. Talk about a buzz kill.Of course, many wood surfaces don’t seem worthy of coasters.
Nov 11, 2010
9 Ways To Use a Side Table Around The HouseStyle
Side tables are funny things. They always feel like they come with a larger price tag than they should for such a small piece of furniture, but they’re usually required for comfort in a living area. Having a place to put a drink or magazine is nice, but check out some of these other creative ways to reuse them when it’s time for something new.1.
Oct 8, 2010
How To Make a Sewing Machine Dining TableOrganize & Clean
This has certainly been my favorite DIY project for under $75. I wanted to create a unique dining table for our odd sized kitchen. I decided to pair the vintage Singer sewing machine base with a modern top and chairs — it’s an extremely easy project for a fantastically low price.Buying an entire dining set for under $75 is nearly impossible. I like this DIY because it is completely mix and match. Try a different tabletop or keep it retro with vintage chairs.
Oct 5, 2010
Round Tabletop ExtendersLiving
This isn’t one of the sexiest design products you’ll see on Apartment Therapy today but it could be one of the handiest, particularly as you make plans to entertain over the holidays.Maybe your space is small enough that day to day you’re limited to a small, cafe size table without leafs. Or maybe you don’t even have a table set up on a daily basis, but you stow a card table for when you have to use a table.
Nov 11, 2009
5 Uses for IKEA’s Muddus TableStyle
IKEA’s drop-leaf Muddus table is one of those small, unassuming pieces that can fit into a tight space. Depending on whether you flip the leaf up or down, it seats one or two people, and it’s affordably priced at $60. Its small scale makes it a versatile piece that can be used in a few different ways… 1) Side Table: In AB Chao’s home, it’s a living room corner table, just big enough for a couple of artworks and a vase. 2) Laundry Table: A page from Living Etc.
Nov 5, 2009
Making Your Home Safe: Tempered GlassLiving
This morning the Today show reported on the number of children who die from injuries related to glass tables. Sadly, many glass-topped tables are not made with tempered glass, which would prevent these life-threatening injuries. Here’s what you can do to make your furniture safe…According to Consumer Reports, an estimated 20,000 people, mostly children, are treated for injuries related to glass furniture every year. On average, three children die each year from these injuries.
Oct 14, 2009