For urban dwellers in one-bedroom apartments, condos and other small spaces, size is always a consideration when picking furniture. If you’ve got an awkwardly shaped dining room or combined living-dining area, creating an inviting dining space can seem difficult. So today, we’re running through our favourite small-space friendly dining furniture that proves you don’t need an abundance of square footage to design an inviting dining space.
When you’re short on space, a table with extra storage is everything. The Cantina Counter Table comes with space to stow kitchen and dining accessories, and its height makes it perfect for use as a prep station when you need more counter space. A built-in butterfly extension lets you expand Cantina to fit more people (and food) when your small space is the setting for a cocktail party or pot-luck dinner.
In the smallest spaces, a pub-style table makes casual dining for two feel like more than an afterthought. The Gleason Counter Table is incredibly space efficient, and its slim proportions won’t overwhelm your apartment or condo. Pair this tall table with the matching Gleason Counter Stool or its backless cousin Nolin.
The perfect everyday table for small spaces, Angus brings mid-century style in a sleek package. This round table comfortably seats four without taking up too much floorspace, and its slim legs keep your dining area looking visually light.
Pairing perfectly with Angus or other mid-century inspired tables, the Gleason Dining Chair brings style with a small footprint. These petite chairs add simple, vintage inspiration that works with tables in different wood tones or classic black pieces.
Contemporary & Industrial Styles
Mid-century design is one of the most popular styles of smaller-scale furniture, but it’s not your only option. For contemporary style in small places, look to the Maverick Dining Table. A sleek glass top looks light and airy in your dining nook or kitchen, and doesn’t obstruct the view of the architectural crossbeam base.
An Urban Barn favourite, the Ironside Table is bold and weathered. Accenuated by oversized bolts and crossbeam detailing, this table has a large visual presence, but its unextended dimensions are surprisingly condo friendly, giving you the added option of setting two extra places when fully extended.
Compact Dining Storage
In smaller apartments and homes with less kitchen space, dining storage furniture helps keep things organized. Another new favourite, the Angus Sideboard can squeeze into almost any dining room. Measuring just under four feet wide, this condo-friendly sideboard blends mid-century and industrial design styles, complete with hammered metal legs and 3D detailing on its doors.
Looking for other compact options to stow dining essentials? Wine cabinets and bar carts are great additions to small spaces where you like to entertain. The Ironside Wine Cabinet uses height to its advantage, giving you somewhere to stow wine, spirits, glassware or dishes when space is at a premium.
In vintage-inspired styles and popular industrial materials, we’ve brought in tons of seating options to work in small spaces. Whether you’re shopping for chairs or stools, proportions are just as important as measurements. To keep your small dining area looking open, use dining chairs with sleek frames and low backs, like the Emmory Dining Chairs and Counter Stools . These industrial style chairs come with ultra-slim legs and surprisingly comfortable seats with just the right amount of give.
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