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Get clever with compact dining solutions

Many of us now live in multi-functional spaces, relaxing and eating in open plan living and dining rooms or kitchen diners. If you have the family round or like to entertain friends, you may be interested in some of our versatile, space saving dining tables. Read on for our 6 favourite compact dining table ideas.
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Chic, compact kitchen dining

If you like to eat in the kitchen but don't have lots of space to play with, a kitchen island with bar stools is a practical compact dining solution or, if you don't have an island, a compact bar table with bar stools is a space saving choice. We have stylish, square, round or rectangular bar tables and luxuriously comfy bar stools with beautfully shaped backs and faux leather or velvet, quilted or buttoned upholstery. Not just for breakfasts, they're perfect for relaxed kitchen suppers or drinks and nibbles. Other compact dining table ideas for the kitchen include gate-leg dining tables which are easy to tuck away or cleverly designed flip-top extending dining tables which literally double in size - from seating two or four to seating six. Choose attractive, plushly upholstered dining chairs to go with your flip-top table, and extra chairs could sit beautifully in your living room or bedroom when not in use for those extra guests.


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Space-saving dining tables for open plan living

If you're lucky enough to have an open-plan living and dining area, there are some ingenious, stylish and practical compact dining table ideas to help you make the most of your space, and coordinate beautifully with your living room furniture. We have gorgeous dining tables with heardwearing ceramic tops that are heat and scratch resistant, the perfect choice for modern family life. Some of our tables come with stunning sofa benches or corner benches, adding a luxurious touch but also very practical for seating more people in the space available. A departure from the usual compact table and chairs, this is space-saving dining at its coolest. Stunning paired with accessories such as lush plants and contemporary rugs.


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The classic wooden extending dining table

A wooden extending dining table is a timeless choice and a favourite compact dining solution. Traditional or contemporary in style, most extend with concealed leaves - pull out or 'pop-up' - which open smoothly and seamlessly when more table space is needed. An all wood or two-tone wood and painted wood extending dining table is stylish enough for a dedicated dining room but also looks fresh and elegant in the kitchen.


The socially shaped round dining table

The round dining table is a social and space-saving dining table idea. Some of our round wooden dining tables extend to become elegant oval tables, and you can find round ceramic, glass or marble dining tables, some of which extend with clever rotating extension machanisms. Or why not browse our cool industrial style round dining tables with wood tops and powder coated metal bases, they're space-saving and incredibly stylish.


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Compact dining with the 'wow' factor

High gloss, marble or ceramic with elegant pedestal bases, you may be tempted by our show-stopping dining table which can seat a crowd... then extend to seat even more. Some extend to seat up to eight or ten with ease. And you might be surprised at the great value prices for dining tables with plenty of glamour. Add some eye-catching wall art or a statement mirror to complete your sophisticated look.


Extending coffee tables for drinks and nibbles

If you love our compact dining solutions why not treat your living room to and extending coffee table? Some of our glass coffee tables extend quite ingeniously with a swivel mechanism, so you can stack the tops to save space or twist them apart if you're entertaining.


Just because you live in a multi-functional space or have a smaller kitchen or dining room does not mean you have to sacrifice entertaining in style. With our wide choice of compact and extending dining tables and chairs, kitchen tables, bar tables and bar stools, you're sure to find something absolutely delicious among our compact dining table ideas. Then all you have to do is start planning your menus...

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