The dining room is a place to gather with friends and family and celebrate special occasions (or simply a weeknight evening) with a shared meal over good conversation. Even if your space is limited, there are plenty of ways to make this room just as chic, stylish, and functional as the rest of your abode.
It's all about shopping for sleek, space-efficient pieces of furniture that are adjustable or perhaps even serve dual purposes. Think dining tables with an extendable leaf, cabinets for extra storage that can be mounted right on the wall, or chairs that don't take up more space than what's necessary.
If you think you need to spend a fortune in order to find these space-saving pieces of furniture, think again. There's a myriad of affordable and stylish dining room furniture fit for a small room. Head to retailers like Target and IKEA and search brands like Urban Outfitters and West Elm to find the furnishings that are just right for your space (and your budget).
Ahead, shop 14 items that deliver on affordability, functionality, and style. This is some of the best small dining room furniture money can buy.
This mid-century modern dining room table comes in a rich walnut wood material and can expand or shrink with the help of a drop-in leaf. It's perfect for small spaces that still may need to accommodate a few guests from time to time.
A sleek dining room chair in a luxe navy blue velvet, this piece would look chic in any small dining space. It's far from bulky would look sophisticated in a pair or set of four.
The easiest way to furnish a small dining room is to find an affordable set. This industrial table features a wood grain laminate and a metal frame with chairs to match. They can even neatly be pushed in to save space when the table isn't in use.
The glass top of this round dining table helps to create the illusion of more space even in cramped quarters. It feels ultra modern and chic thanks to the chrome-plated iron base.
For a pop of color, go for a fun, contemporary dining chair in a playful pink hue. Although this chair is on the pricier side, you could always pair a set of two with other, more affordable neutral options to balance out the bold color choice and steep price tag.
This black rectangular table set is a great option for a first apartment or a minimalistic space. It's simple and to the point.
Forgo the traditional bar cart and opt for a mounted bar cabinet that won't take up any precious floor space in your small dining room. This one is perfect for holding bar essentials and creating additional storage space.
You can snag this stylish velvet dining chair from Urban Outfitters for less than $100. Its soft, muted gray color and glamorous shape make it ideal for sophisticated, elegant spaces.
This modern dining room table could blend in with any décor style and will fit in most spaces. It comes with a drop-leaf to allow you to adjust the length of the table as you see fit—an essential function for small spaces.
A set of these acrylic chairs would do wonders for making a small room feel just a bit larger. The clear material allows them to disappear into their surroundings without taking up much space at all.
These mid-century modern chairs come in a set of two at an affordable price to help you easily furnish your dining room. They feature a thin metal frame with army green linen seats.
This dining set allows you to fully furnish your dining room for less than $400 (which is no easy feat). It comes with simple, minimal white chairs and a bamboo table top with a drop-leaf feature fit for petite spaces.
Add extra seating room to your dining room table without piling in too many chairs by utilizing a bench. This modern piece consists of a black metal frame and a natural wood finish on the top for a casual look that could work with just about any existing pieces.
A set of these classic café dining chairs are all you need to pull a space together. They're made of walnut for a glossy wooden material reminiscent of traditional schoolhouse chairs.