It’s not always easy finding ways to maximize space, but just because your dining room is small it doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. With a little creativity you can make your small dining room the space of your dreams (even if you’re on a budget).
Square dining tables are the perfect shape for smaller homes where the table serves a multifunctional purpose, as they can be pushed neatly into the corner of the room. If there are just two or four people a square table is an obvious choice.
A round dining table is the most versatile of all the shapes as it works in any size or shape of dining room. The circular shape helps to create a sense of intimacy, encouraging the whole table to chat. This particular shape also makes clever use of the space available, and with no corners, it can seat the maximum number of guests possible. Look for a round table with a pedestal base-these offer the most leg room, so your guests won’t need to contend with awkwardly placed table legs.
A drop leaf table works well in small spaces, giving you the option to raise or lower as needed.
If you’re are deliberating between a rectangular and square dining table, don’t overlook an oval-shaped table. An oval table combines the linear layout of a rectangular dining table with the intimacy and flexibility of a round table, resulting in a table that works anywhere. The rounded edges of the dining table incorporate curves in the space, helping to break up angular lines and soften your space.