15 Expandable Dining Room Tables Perfect for Small Apartments

updated Mar 1, 2024
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If your space allows you enough square footage to invest in a dining room table, an expandable option is always an excellent choice, whether that be one of the drop-leaf variety, one with a removable extension, or one with a butterfly extension.

If you love hosting dinner parties, these tables are a no-brainer (though these days, you may find the large surface also serving as your de facto work-from-home station, too). And of course, they’re key when it comes to outfitting small dining spaces. Most of the time, these tables can look like your typical small table tucked against the wall. However, when unfolded, some of these ingenious tables can sit up to 12 people with ease! No matter your needs, we found 15 tables that are guaranteed to serve you (and your future guests) well.

Have an expandable table you adore that we missed? Share your favorite picks with us in the comments below!

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West Elm

For a current take on the mid-century look, you'll love West Elm's rounded table, which is made from sustainably sourced materials in a Fair Trade-certified facility. Featuring a classic wood hue, choose between two different sizes depending on your space.

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Transformer Table
was $2299.00

If there's one expandable table you've probably heard of, it's the Transformer Table. At first glance, looks can be deceiving as it looks no bigger than your average square table. However, with an array of conveniently stored panels, this table can go from a 2 to a 12-seater (!) in seconds, making it a must for every expert entertainer.

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By now, you're likely well aware that Amazon is home to some pretty amazing home furniture — like this chic expandable dining table! Featuring an eye-catching modern design, this best-seller comes in a host of hues for the perfect addition to any space and style. Best of all, it can fit up to eight when fully extended!

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was $488.00

This versatile table blends well with just about any decor style, and at less than $400, it's a really good budget-friendly buy, too. Its round shape is ideal for tiny spaces, but extend it and you've got a nicely-sized oval table with room for six.

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Target's Project 62 line is known for its mid-century style at affordable prices, and this table is no exception. The light wood finish is a blank canvas, so you can easily style it with decor and fun linens. And don't forget the corresponding chair set!

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Pottery Barn

This round Pottery Barn table has a sweet rustic look, but will surprise you as you watch it expand! It's perfect for those who enjoy incorporating farmhouse elements into their space but still want something substantial and versatile.

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Castlery's extendable table is a popular pick for a reason — customers love the kid-friendly rounded corners and the stunning wood finish, as well as the easy extension mechanism. Plus, you can't argue with flat-rate shipping and a 14-day trial period.

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If a classic wood finish just isn't speaking to you, try bold graphite instead! This chunky table makes a statement in any space and looks especially good when paired with some black cane or wire mesh chairs.

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was $635.99

For a budget-friendly buy, check out this extendable option from Wayfair, which rings up at just about $510. It's a dinner party maven's dream thanks to its functionality, and there's even free white collar delivery, too!

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For a modern style that expands to 18 inches, check out this oval dining table from Wayfair. It's a dinner party maven's dream thanks to its functionality, and there's even free white collar delivery, too!

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was $1816.40

Go mod with this metal and glass table that is super sleek and very much on-trend. All that's required for assembly is attaching the legs, and you'll get a statement-making piece that's sure to be the focal point of your space.

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If you can't get enough Scandi-chic design, you'll want to scoop up this gorgeous walnut-colored Allmodern table. The piece is made from a blend of solid and engineered wood, features a clean-lined design with a reverse beveled edge, and has a butterfly extension that conveniently folds into the center for a table that can seat six to eight people.

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Article’s classic mid-century style table checks all the boxes: a solid wood frame, neutral color, tapered legs, an oval top. One major benefit? The leaf that makes the table go from a four to a six seater self-stores, saving you even more space.

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West Elm
was $1199.00

This pretty West Elm table can grow to 80 inches by adding the drop-in leaf. What sets it apart is the built-in levelers on the trestle legs that give it stability no matter the surface. Unlike most tables' typical straight, four-post legs, its trestle style gives it a more exciting look.

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The Serif dining table expands quickly and seamlessly and requires no nuts and bolts! It's a solid choice for families with kids, designed practically, featuring a protective coat to guard against scratches and spills. From intimate gatherings of four to larger parties of eight, the Serif will accommodate in style.