If you're fortunate enough to spare the space in your home, a dining table can be a lifestyle-changing purchase. Eating at least one meal a day at the table is an excellent way for families to bond, entertaining gets taken to a different, more elegant level around a table and they are also handy for working, playing games, crafting, etc, etc the useful functions of such furniture are vast. We've got a superb selection of 12 tables so that you can find one to suit you, even if you don't have the space. Intrigued? Read on...
Zinus Jen Mid-Century Modern Wood Dining Table
We're in love with this mid-century-influenced table from Zinus. Available in a natural pine finish (pictured) or a darker "Espresso" tone, its rounded corners, tapered legs, and relaxed edges make it a modern style icon that gives a clever nod back to a golden era of furniture design.
Dorel Living Bronx Glass Top & Rustic Oak Dining Table
This table's tempered glass top is offset by the industrial chic of the rustic oak legs and chunky bronze fixing details. The architectural charm is backed up by sturdy pedestal construction while the glass top is held in place by its own weight and rubber pads. And the glass top means no-one can pocket your silverware.
Keep it classic
Signature Design By Ashley Kimonte Rectangular Dining Room Table
This affordable, contemporary table is a great neutral design for most modern living spaces. Dark and sleek, it can fit six people but keeps things compact measuring 24-inches wide and 45-inches long. It's made of wood and veneers and is easy to assemble as you simply need to attach the legs.
WE Furniture Rustic Farmhouse Dining Room Table with Expandable Leaf
If you're ready to invest in a dining table that will see your family through a fair few Thanksgivings, consider this larger option that, thanks to the extendable sections at the ends, can comfortably seat eight diners. It has a handsome, rich dark oak veneer finish and, when paired with the matching chairs and benches, looks rather grand.
Drop down gorgeous
Target Marketing Systems Two-Toned Tiffany Drop Leaf Dining Table
Ideal for breakfast and dining nooks, this drop leaf table's depth is a space-saving 30-inches but can be extended to 44 when required. Made of rubber wood, the table has an easy-on-the-eye natural top and painted tapered legs. There is some assembly required, so be sure to order a screwdriver, too, if you don't have one.
Coavas Round White Kitchen Dining Table
Explore your inner Eames with this option perfectly sized for smaller kitchens. This modern table from Coavas has clean looks enhanced by the Eiffel-inspired detail under the tabletop and smooth beech legs. Easy-clean and heatproof to 200 degrees celsius, this is as practical as it is attractive.
Coaster Retro Oval White and Chrome Dining Table
With a generous chrome-rimmed top and matching legs, this table would not look out of place in your local diner. Its shiny retro looks won't suit everyone's kitchen or dining room decor, but in the right space, this table would make a fantastic focal point. It measures 60-inches by 36-inches and is made of MDF and metal.
Fair and square
Zinus Umer Modern Studio Collection Soho Square Table
Looking a lot like a child's drawing of a table, this stark option from Zinus is a study in minimalism, offering you a blank canvas to dress up a small dining space. Measuring in at 30-inches square, it's an ideal option for anyone who has just enough room in their home for a small-scale dining solution.
Wall-Mounted Folding Table for Kitchen
If you're short on space, then consider a folding table, and even more space-saving a wall-mounted version. Available in white or black, this compact option measuring 23.6-inches by 15.6-inches can take weight up to 35 pounds, so should cover you for a couple of dinner plates and some drinks.
Put it on a pedestal
Coaster Home Furnishings Brannan Round Dining Table
This traditional round dining table is a heavyweight option made from Asian tropical and hardwood, MDF and rubber wood and boasts an attractive carved wooden pedestal base. With a diameter of 40-inches, it's a medium-sized option that could seat four, but would be very comfortable for two.
High and dry
Sauder Boone Mountain Counter Height Dining Table
With a craftsman oak wood finish, this dinette table is counter height, so perfect to use as a kitchen island you can eat at or to create a statement dining space with some designer high stools or bar chairs. Seating four, it has a one-inch thick tabletop, sturdy legs, and a built-in footrest for comfort.
Ink + Ivy Mercer Oval Solid Wood & Metal Wire Frame Dining Table
Finally, if you've got the space and the cash we're highlighting this designer option from Ink + Ivy. The "Mercer" has a solid wood tabletop with a golden bronze metal base. With an oversized 70-inch diameter, six people could easily fit around this, but thanks to the round shape and open base, if you're all good friends, you could probably squeeze in a few more.
It's all on the table
Larger households or people that like to entertain often should consider getting the largest dining table they can both fit in and afford. An extendable option, like the WE Furniture Rustic Farmhouse Dining Room Table, is an excellent solution as you can keep things compact until you need to use the extra leaves.
If you don't have a lot of space, but want to make room for at least four people to eat around the table, consider a rounded design, you can squeeze more folk in if you're not fighting the corners. The Dorel Living Bronx Glass Top & Rustic Oak Dining Table is an attractive option for both apartments and modern homes.
The Zinus Jen Mid-Century Modern Wood Dining Table is our overall staff choice, though. We love its vintage, yet still fresh looks, its practical design, and the fact that with the right seating around it, you and five of your friends or family can dine in style.