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Small footprint, huge design statement.
You don't have to skimp on style just because your dining area has considerable space constraints. The right small kitchen table can pack a major design punch even with minimal square footage, and you may be surprised by the number of options on the market that'll work with your room's layout. A charming farmhouse table with a detailed wooden pedestal can easily be a centerpiece, or you can go in the opposite direction and choose table with a basic design and clean lines and pair it with eye-catching chairs.
Whatever your preferences—and budget—may be, we rounded up our favorite small kitchen tables well worth considering. Read on for out recommendations, plus a few points to think over before you shop.
After figuring out the table's maximum footprint—plus enough space to accommodate chairs pulled out—check your budget (and calendar) and decide if you prefer to buy a dining set with chairs included or are prepared to take on the task of shopping for seating separately. The former is certainly more convenient; the latter allows you to mix up style if you aren't a fan of matchy-matchy furniture. Another thing to nail down is if you want a table with hinged drop leaves or a separate leaf insert. It's a handy feature for those who frequently host guests and can double as extra counter space as needed.
Beyond that, design and material will be your guide. Style choices are endless, and run the gamut from farmhouse to industrial to midcentury-modern-inspired. The easiest table to maintain are those that are all-metal or have manufactured wood or melamine tops. Glass-topped tables are the toughest, as it's nearly impossible to avoid scratches and fingerprints. All of the tables we cover have a maximum length or diameter of 50 inches, and chairs are sold separately unless otherwise noted.
Our selection includes small kitchen tables in the most popular styles, all with an average customer rating of 4 stars or more. During our research, we compared options taking into account quality of materials, size, and overall design, plus we consulted buyers' reviews to gain a sense of durability over time and to clue us in to potential red flags that required further investigation. We also aimed to feature tables across multiple price points to suit a range of budgets.
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This lovely dining table pairs well with a range of decor, thanks to its simple, elegant design. It's 42 inches in diameter when fully extended and a cozy dining spot for four; it also converts it to a petite 28-inch square with both leaves collapsed.
You can also drop one leaf and push the table against the wall, giving you even more flexibility with your space. The table is made of solid acacia wood and comes in five finishes, including an almost-black espresso and a pretty dove gray.
It's tough to beat a three-piece dining table and bench set for under $200, but this streamlined option fits the bill. The pieces are topped with MDF in the natural-wood finish shown, as well as a darker, distressed-wood finish, and feature matte powder-coated metal legs.
The table is about 3.5 feet long and the benches tuck underneath, which makes this a great space-saver. It seats four, though in a pinch you can add stools or chairs at each end and have dining for six. Each bench has a 331-pound maximum weight capacity.
Glass-topped tables are smart choice if you live in tight quarters because their transparency makes spaces feel larger. This chic piece features a 43-inch-wide clear glass top finished with a beveled edge.
It's supported by an eye-catching gold base, with four angled legs that are slightly tapered at the end, adding a touch of midcentury-modern design to the table's glam style. The table comfortably seats four, and if you love the lavender dining chairs shown, they're sold separately in a set of four.
Adding a brightly colored small kitchen table to an otherwise neutral space is a great way to create a focal point that draws the eye. The well-priced option is constructed of powder-coated metal and comes in nine bright hues—including red, mint green, and yellow—along with three neutrals.
The angled legs—which come outfitted with protective feet at the base—give it an edgy, industrial look, and the table is designed for indoor and outdoor use. Another plus is that it comes with a 2-year limited warranty.
We're all for furniture pairings that mix up style, but if you want to coordinate, consider this set of four industrial-style chairs.
High-top tables add a fun vibe to your kitchen that makes your eating area feel like a trendy wine bar. This attractive table seats four and features a thick, solid-wood top with distressed details and metal hairpin legs.
The result is a look that’s warm but not heavy, which is an ideal for small dining spaces. The table is available in three finishes—light brown, dark brown, and slate gray—but keep in mind that the stools are sold separately.
This charming small dining table is made of solid, unfinished blonde wood that shows natural grain. It features two drop leaves and a pedestal base with carved detail work and curved feet, to add cozy-cottage vibes to your space.
With the leaves extended it can seat four, though you'll need to pair the table with narrow chairs to have enough room. Considering the quality and handcrafted look, the table is practically a steal, priced at just over $150 at the time of this writing.
Create the perfect breakfast nook with this trestle table, which features shelving on the end to store kitchen supplies and curios. The high-top counter is 4 feet long and 3 feet tall, crafted from a mix of solid and manufactured wood. It's available in three finishes, including white and dark brown, in addition to the appealing dove gray that's shown. It comfortably seats four, and the matching chairs are sold separately in a set of two.
A sleek bar table like this takes up minimal square footage—plus tall pieces can help offset a small space to make it appear larger.
The 30-inch top is made of solid wood, with natural grain and a distressed finish, and provides enough room to lay out service for two or snacks and drinks for four. It's supported by an open metal frame, with a cross bar near the base for added strength that makes a convenient footrest.
It comes in only one size and finish, and while the Bertoia-inspired stools aren't included, these are similar if you want to purchase them separately.
This midcentury-modern-inspired table's faux-marble melamine top and gorgeous solid-wood base—available in walnut or natural—is a winning combo. The surface is 50 inches in diameter with a rounded edge and both finishes highlight the wood grain's natural variation.
The table seats four with plenty of room to spare, and if you want to add the chairs, which take cues from Saarinen's famous Tulip Chair, here's a similar option to those in the photo.
You don't need to shell out additional dough for chairs to match this small table. It comes with four stools that tuck neatly underneath—and offer storage beneath the seat. The set, which is available in three finishes, is made from scratch-resistant manufactured wood, with vegan-leather-upholstered lids topping the stools. The table seats four, and each stool has a 250-pound weight capacity.
“Perfect for a smaller kitchen!” says an enthusiastic five-star reviewer. “Seats are comfy. Easy to put together!”