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23 Tiny Yet Pretty Small Dining Table Ideas for Your Narrow Space

By Indah Nur Ariviani August 24, 2020

When you have a narrow space to work with, setting up a small dining table seems to be the ultimate option. Since designing a small dining room is challenging, you shouldn’t give up function while still giving attention to the style as well. On top of that, most of the dining table available comes in big size, making your search for a small dining table even more difficult.

If you can’t find one that suits your taste, all you need to do is make one. It doesn’t have to be the real dining table, though, since you can repurpose any old table into one. Take a look at this wide range of tiny dining tables, from the vivid-colored yellow, mesmerizing neutral color, to the space-savvy portable dining table. Keep scrolling to find out which one is the perfect match!

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Utilize the Bench Against the Wall

01) Small Dining Table Ideas - Utilize the Bench Against the Wall

When it’s hard to find a space for the dining room, you always have the bench against the wall for the small table. Pushed far to the corner, you can transform the once boring space into a charming dining area just by setting the table and chairs!

Appeal in Black and White

02) Small Dining Table Ideas - Appeal in Black and White

A color combination that is timeless and never dies, pair your small dining table with black and white chairs in a different style. It flaunts a modern yet simple feel at the same time, and doesn’t take too much space at home!

Go for Casual Style

03) Small Dining Table Ideas - Go for Casual Style

Casual dining with a small table to fill the vacant space by the window? Not bad, for sure. Especially when it has a vintage, traditional feel like the brown leather chair with four metal legs just as the picture showed above.

Touch of Eclectic From the Colorful Rug

04) Small Dining Table Ideas - Touch of Eclectic From the Colorful Rug

When you don’t have a designated space for a dining room, place a rug under the small dining table to mark the area. The color combination in the room produces an eclectic mood, which blends perfectly with the neutral color palette and natural material.

Push to the Corner of the Room

05) Small Dining Table Ideas - Push to the Corner of the Room

A small dining table is perfect for a small space like the corner of the room. As it already has a strong prominence, adding a hanging lamp will add warmth and style to it. With only two seating, you can have a low-key romantic dinner at home.

Spice Up the Mood With Yellow Drop Leaf Table

06) Small Dining Table Ideas - Spice Up the Mood With Yellow Drop Leaf Table

The yellow drop leaf table is a good element for the room when you only have limited space for the dining room. You can open it when needed and fold it back to save space. The vividness from yellow livens up the mood so much that it makes you feel cheerful just by looking at it.

Contrast the Floor Lamp Color

07) Small Dining Table Ideas - Contrast the Floor Lamp Color

Got a dark blue background for the dining area? Set a clean white small table and floor lamp to create a balanced layout. Thanks to the bold background, each element of the dining area is perfectly visible and prominent. A good idea to take out: pairing a white table with four matching wooden chairs is worth to try.

Make Use of the Flower Centerpiece

08) Small Dining Table Ideas - Make Use of the Flower Centerpiece

The small dining table can be overshadowed by the other dominating wooden material furniture if it’s not for the flower centerpiece. As it occupies the very center of the table and comes in quite a huge size, you can’t help but drive all the attention to the table.

Opt for a Formal Dining

09) Small Dining Table Ideas - Opt for a Formal Dining

Since formal dining is always identical with a spacious room and a large table, this small one looks unfamiliar. But you can design your own mini formal dining without losing the elegant touch. Playing with a neutral and basic color like this makes the small formal dining table look equally stunning as the large one.

Hang Wall Décor Above the Minimalist Table

10) Small Dining Table Ideas - Hang Wall Décor Above the Minimalist Table

If you leave the space under the wall décor empty, it’s time to make a minimalist dining table to fill it. Far from anything fancy, the dining table for two looks stylish and highly functional in the tiny apartment.

Engage in a Modern Industrial Style

11) Small Dining Table Ideas - Engage in a Modern Industrial Style

Having a small dining table made out of wood for a modern industrial design? Why not? The light-colored table proves that industrial design style doesn’t always have to be dark and black. The white wall and ceiling serve as balancing elements for a modern look.

Use Neutral Color Palette

12) Small Dining Table Ideas - Use Neutral Color Palette

Don’t be afraid of boredom in a neutral color, since it could be perfect for housing your small dining table. The off white table and chairs dining set is in identical color as the wall, looking good for a simple and minimalist style.

Put the Table Next to the Window

13) Small Dining Table Ideas - Put the Table Next to the Window

Make use of your window as the place for the small dining table. Putting it next to the window will serve you a nice view during mealtime, and make it even more intimate with only two chairs. It proves that it’s not hard to make a dining area in a small living space.

Take Advantage of the Scandinavian Portable Storage Cabinet

14) Small Dining Table Ideas - Take Advantage of the Scandinavian Portable Storage Cabinet

Need an additional, removable dining table? Take advantage of this Scandinavian-style small portable storage cabinet. The extended part of the countertop can be a stylish dining table after you slid a pair of wooden chairs under it. Since the cabinet is equipped with wheels, you can easily get rid of it whenever you don’t need it.

Combine Quirky Décor and Large Wall Art

15) Small Dining Table Ideas - Combine Quirky Décor and Large Wall Art

Another by the window inspiration for a small dining table, this time comes with a quirky décor on the table and funny wall art on the far side. The light hues painting, dominated by neutral colors, making the space looks brighter and roomier.

Pair Sleek Black Table With Acrylic Chairs

16) Small Dining Table Ideas - Pair Sleek Black Table With Acrylic Chairs

The pairing of the small dining table in a sleek black finish with four transparent acrylic chairs couldn’t be better than this. It steals the attention in the middle of the modern interior dominated by wooden material and bold colors. The table set occupies a space at the center of the room that was once empty.

Make a Table Out of Solid Wood

17) Small Dining Table Ideas - Make a Table Out of Solid Wood

The small and simple dining area has a rectangular wooden table and matching set of chairs. This dining set exudes a strong Asian feeling that makes you feel peaceful and serene upon looking at the sight. The tiny frame makes sure that it won’t take too much of a space in the room.

Give Splash of Purple on the Tablecloth

18) Small Dining Table Ideas - Give Splash of Purple on the Tablecloth

With a strong traditional feel, the small dining table covered in purple tablecloth will remind you of grandma’s house in the countryside. The splashing purple also appears on the chandelier, flowers on the table, and even the flowers on the cabinet countertop over the corner.

Back to Traditional Dining

19) Small Dining Table Ideas - Back to Traditional Dining

Setting the small dining with a round wooden table in front of the fireplace is uncommon, but it turns out to be pretty in traditional style. Every element in the room looks traditional, from the chairs’ legs to the whitewash cabinet on the corner. But the highlight of the room would be none other than the rounded rug in the center.

Adorn With Unique Statement Lighting

20) Small Dining Table Ideas - Adorn With Unique Statement Lighting

Push the small table to create a dining area with the window bench and adorn the ceiling using statement lighting. The small, quirky, and white lamp looks prominent against the vivid lime green wall, as well as the area rug under the table set.

Set the White Chair Against the Red Wall

21) Small Dining Table Ideas - Set the White Chair Against the Red Wall

A small wooden dining table, bold red wall, and bright white chairs are a perfect combination for a minimalist and modern dining space. To push the white chairs as the focal point of the design, both the wall and table only have little to none décor on them.

Utilize the Window Benches

22) Small Dining Table Ideas - Utilize the Window Benches

A small table can make a big dining area if you know where to place it: near the L-shaped window benches. It has a combination of beach and vintage style with a colorful touch from the striped seating on it—such a lovely spot for a family gathering on the easy Sunday.

Add Colors With Yellow Chairs

23) Small Dining Table Ideas - Add Colors With Yellow Chairs

Splash yellow chairs around the small white dining table for a chic and stylish look. Since the room is dominated in black, white, and wooden flooring, the chair set looks stand out, also with the help of the bright lighting.

Indah Nur Ariviani[Editor]
Indah is an experienced & professional content writer & editor covering awesome ideas about home decor and improvements. She is a hard worker, a life-long learner and a determined person. When she's not writing here, you may find her writing about lifestyle, translating documents or getting dizzy learning finance-related stuff.

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