We Tested (and Rated!) All the Dining Tables at Pottery Barn — Here Are the Best to Suit Your Style and SpaceDesign Ideas
Apartment Therapy's Personal Shopper series continues after a trip to Pottery Barn’s Flatiron store in Manhattan. We tested every dining table in the store to determine which is best for your space.
Apr 30, 2024
13 of the Best Drop Leaf Tables for Flexible Dining in Your Small Space
Shopping
Designing your studio apartment is about to get way easier.
Apr 10, 2024
We Tested (and Rated!) Every Dining Table at West Elm — Here Are the Best to Suit Your Style and SpaceDesign Ideas
Whether you're looking for a classic bistro table for two or a larger farmhouse design for entertaining, you need to read this list.
Apr 9, 2024
Don’t Sleep on This Underrated “Ugly” Secondhand Find (It's a Hidden Gem!)
Projects & Improvements
This stereotypically boring furniture has a whole lot of potential.
Mar 18, 2024
15 Expandable Dining Room Tables Perfect for Small ApartmentsDesign Ideas
These tables are a no-brainer, especially when it comes to holiday entertaining!
Mar 1, 2024
Where to Buy the Classic Farmhouse Table at Any BudgetDesign Ideas
Here are 10 of our favorites.
Feb 5, 2024
11 Best Bistro Tables for Chic Small-Space DiningDesign Ideas
These tables bring big style to the tiniest of spaces.
Jan 24, 2024
The Transformer Table That Makes Hosting a Breeze in My Small ApartmentLife
It’s a small-space miracle worker.
Dec 21, 2023
The Best Small-Space Dining Tables That Can Double as Work DesksDesign Ideas
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.
Dec 15, 2023
10 Stylish Small Dining Room Ideas You Can Easily ReplicateDesign Ideas
Even if you don’t have a separate dining room space.
Nov 5, 2023
Tulip Tables Will Never Go Out of Style — Here Are Our 10 Favorites
Shopping
They’re the perfect blend of form and function.
Oct 25, 2023
This Compact Bar Table Is Perfect for Small-Space Dining — and Under $100
Shopping
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!Design Ideas
Shop the dining sets in six new wooden finishes.
Aug 31, 2023
10 Small Living Rooms That Make Space for a Dining Table, TooDesign Ideas
It's time to get creative with these tricks that will help you fit a dining area in even the smallest of living spaces.
Aug 4, 2023
8 Ways to Refresh the Look of an Existing (Old/Boring/Not You) Dining TableDesign Ideas
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!
Jul 27, 2023
This Space-Saving Drop-Leaf Dining Table Is the Ultimate Solution for My Tiny Studio KitchenDesign Ideas
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
Shopping
We love these pieces — and you will, too!
Sep 19, 2022
The Best Counter Height Dining Sets You Can Buy Now
Shopping
Elevate your dining experience.
Jun 27, 2022
This Is the Best Kind of Dining Table If You Live In a Small SpaceDesign Ideas
And you can buy one at IKEA!
Jun 22, 2022
This Super-Versatile Folding Table Is the Space-Saving Solution You’ve Been Waiting For
Shopping
It transforms from a dining table (with storage!) to a writing desk to a slim console.
Mar 30, 2022
AllModern’s Natural Decor Sale Is Full of Gorgeous Pieces in Wood, Linen, and Rattan
Shopping
Revive your space and bring in balance with organic elements and earthy textures.
Mar 22, 2021
Best Online Sources: Table Legs for Furniture DIY ProjectsProjects & Improvements
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!
Jun 8, 2020
Get Set: The Year’s Best Dining TablesDesign Ideas
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.
Mar 11, 2020
Small Space Solutions: Compact & Smart Home WorkstationsOrganizing
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.
Mar 11, 2020
Top Ten: Best Outdoor Patio Dining SetsDesign Ideas
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.
Oct 24, 2019
10 Easy (But Cool) Ways to Style Your Dining Table, According to DesignersDesign Ideas
You don't need to have a dinner party to create a gorgeous tablescape.
Jul 18, 2019
Before & After: Box Spring Chair & TableProjects & Improvements
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!
May 5, 2019
Interior Define Just Launched the Most Beautiful Dining CollectionDesign Ideas
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
Before & After: A Dining Room Dream Come True for Under $100Projects & Improvements
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 MoveDesign Ideas
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
Style Recipe: Mix IKEA & Vintage for the Perfect Dining RoomDesign Ideas
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 FarmhouseProjects & Improvements
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
Before & After: Table Saved By a Week of SandingProjects & Improvements
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
Before & After: Mismatched IKEA Table Gets a Concrete MakeoverProjects & Improvements
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
Before & After: A Heavy, Outdated Dining Table Turns Sleek and ModernProjects & Improvements
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
Before & After: From IKEA Dining Table to Chic DeskProjects & Improvements
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
Before & After: Denese’s Sunny Table MakeoverProjects & Improvements
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