Small Kitchen Table Sets for Every Space
If you’re looking for a small kitchen table and chairs, chances are you fall into one of two categories: you have a small kitchen, or you have a small dining room. From build-it-yourself kits to folding chairs, there are dozens of low-quality options out there. In fact, it’s easy to browse for hours, only to find substandard choices and end the day feeling overwhelmed. Instead of endlessly searching the web, let’s skip straight to the end of the line, shall we?
We’ve created this guide to help you find the perfect small kitchen table sets. Of course, it can be difficult to fit an entire dining set into a space where every inch comes at a premium. Fortunately, we’ve been around the block a few times. Whether you’re living in a tiny home or renting an apartment and unable to remodel, we believe that nothing should stop you from having it all!
Let’s begin with the basic small kitchen design rules:
Use every inch
Chances are that if you look around your kitchen, you’ll be able to identify a few unused spaces. They may take the form of empty corners or bare walls that could be transformed for more storage. When you’re selecting a small kitchen table and chairs, you know you have some limitations. At the bare minimum, you’ll need the floor space to accommodate a table and seating. In order to generate that space, you may need to consider moving some of your storage upward. By installing wall shelving units, you can eliminate some of the storage that is likely eating into your floor space.
Insist on quality
When you’re shopping for a small space, you may automatically look for a small price tag. The truth is, you should be prepared to pay for high-quality products. This is important for two main reasons. Firstly, when you make an initial investment in your furniture, you’ll save yourself the time, money, and hassle that would come from replacing the set a few years down the line. Low-quality materials have a tendency to break down quickly, which can actually end up costing you more money in the long term. Secondly, you want to prioritize your quality of life. Consider how often you will be using and looking at your dining set. You’ll likely realize that saving a few hundred dollars now is hardly worth spending years in uncomfortable seating or staring at a clashing color palette.
Consider going vertical
Many of us associate collapsible items with cheap, low-quality material. In fact, many space-conscious choices are well made and can last for years with proper care and storage. If you have an empty wall in your kitchen, don’t be afraid to consider a collapsible dining set or installing vertical storage to make room for a table.
With these principles in mind, you’ll be able to make a great choice from even the most varied selection of small kitchen table sets. To save you a bit of time, we’ve compiled a list of a few options that meet all of the design criteria above.
Before you review our choices, it’s important to note that we do not make any commissions or earn referral credit when you purchase a product on this list. We value integrity and honesty, which is why companies cannot pay to feature products in our guides. As a result, you’ll only see suggestions we believe in!
Small Kitchen Tables for Couples
Couples without children arguably have the most freedom when it comes to dining furniture selection. With all the bills and responsibility of adulthood also comes the ability to properly care for sleek, stylish glass tables. Glass tabletops are a fantastic choice for small spaces. Glass doesn’t block your line of sight, which makes the room feel larger as a result.
This Scalise 5 Piece Dining Set by Orren Ellis is great for dining in small spaces ($375). It comes with four chairs, which is perfect for nights when you’re hosting dinner. On the other hand, the size and design of the table also looks very natural with only two chairs for your day to day life.
Small Kitchen Tables for the Smallest Spaces
Counter height dining sets really shine in a small apartment or tiny home. If you don’t have much wiggle room when it comes to width, a tall table is a great option. Compact construction ensures that you’ll be able to fit the table into corners, against the wall, or in other small spaces. Best of all, many counter height tables are great multitaskers. The extended height allows them to integrate valuable storage options.
This Terence 3 Piece Counter Height Dining Set by Williston Forge is the perfect example of a small space dining set ($314). Although the metal, distressed look may not be appropriate for all aesthetics, we love the built-in shelves you see above. It’s easy to envision this table operating as both a dining area and a workstation. That versatility makes it perfect for those with limited square footage.
Small Kitchen Tables for Dining with Children
When you have children, safety is your number one priority. This likely means forgoing dining sets with storage features, such as the Smallest Spaces option above. Although the added storage is a great space saver, it also introduces the possibility of the kids accidentally kicking things during your meal. Even the most well-behaved kids can be rough on furniture. We chose this set because it strikes the perfect balance between quality construction and cost-efficiency.
This Primrose Road 5 Piece Dining Set by Alcott Hill is one of our favorite options for those with children ($278 from $750). The design is simple with a touch of sophistication. The chairs are comfortable, and the high backs make them safe for all ages. Built with both solid wood and plywood, it is a durable and affordable option. You’ll be able to enjoy your meals knowing that if the kids do some damage to the set, you won’t lose thousands of dollars trying to replace it.
Small Kitchen Tables for Round Table Lovers
You may have noticed that none of our other suggestions include round tables. We made that choice because round tables can be particularly unwieldy in small spaces. They lack flat edges, which means they cannot be pressed against the wall to make room as easily as the other options on this list. However, we also know that many people are partial to the look of round tables, so we’ve selected our favorite of those available.
This set is the Parkerton 5 Piece Dining Set by Loon Peak ($487 from $2,200). It is currently available at a deep discount on Wayfair. The set comes with four chairs, but they can be easily stored if you would prefer fewer place seatings. The pedestal table and deep espresso finish can blend seamlessly with most existing designs. Constructed with solid rubberwood, this small kitchen table and chairs will provide a stylish dining experience for years to come.
Interested in one of the small kitchen tables above but unsure if it will look good in your space? Perfect small kitchen table sets don’t come around every day, so you may want to consider reorganizing other aspects of your kitchen in order to accommodate your new arrival. For some quick inspiration, check out our favorite small kitchen design ideas!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide! Remember, Bright Builders doesn’t make any money on referrals from these links. The products above are the result of a completely unbiased selection process, so you can be confident in the quality of our recommendations. If we’ve helped you find your perfect small kitchen table and chairs, let us know in the comments!