Furnishing a small dining area can be quite a challenging chore, especially if you are stuck with little or no space to afford. Gone are those days when dining rooms used to be an elaborate chamber, grandly decked up with a massive dining table and a long cabinet housing dinnerware and silverwares. The pressing need for space has left people with little or no choice when it comes to their dining space. Most apartments or livings spaces, today, come without dining areas and it is best left to the ingenuity of the designer and the feasibility of the house owner to knock out an eating space. Contemporary home decoration is more about comfort and less about space. However, constricted space does not mean that you have lost the liberty to design your dream home as per your wish. It is all about placing the furniture at strategic locations to make your space look bigger. However, for this, you need to first select the right furniture for the purpose. Here are some interesting dining table options to choose from, especially if you have limited space in your house. To know more, read on.
Dining Table Options For Small Spaces
Wall-Mounted Dining Tables
You like to entertain guests over dinners but your limited living space hardly allows you this indulgence! Well for those who wish to have a dining table that fits their purpose without taking in a lot of space, wall mounted dining tables are indeed the best answers. The greatest thing about this folded mounted dining table is that it never encroaches upon necessary surrounding space and is most ideal in small places where there is no actual dining area.
Folding Dining Tables
If you have limited space in your house and cannot afford to fit in a dining table comfortably into your living space or kitchen, going for folded dining tables can ease your woes. Folded dining tables can be conveniently used and then folded and stored away when not in use. Saves a lot of space without compromising on the delight of having the meal on a dining table!
Drop Leaf Tables
Drop leaf tables are somewhat like folding tables. They fold, but unlike fold, flat cannot be stowed away. They’re best suited for homes with small dining rooms that can’t afford much space. This is common in 1-2 bedroom apartments, lofts and some condos.
Gateleg tables typically come with two drop leaves on each side and legs that swing out like a ‘gate’ to serve as support for the leaves. They drop down from large to extremely small tables, and if preferred, can be used as small display tables when not in use.
Convertible Dining Tables
Convertible dining tables aren’t dining tables in the first place, though they can be happily used to serve the purpose. They are multipurpose tables that can be used as sofa tables, game tables and of the like. They are best suited for dorms, studios and lofts.
Breakfast bars is the best bet for houses with an extremely minimum space. If you prefer a breakfast bar, you may prefer a chic way to divide up space and create your own eating area.