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Get clever with compact dining solutions

We all dream of a dedicated dining room for our dinner parties, but fewer of us than ever have that luxury nowadays. Many of us live in busy multi-functional spaces, where the dining table is part of a larger living area, or sits in the kitchen. So if you’ve got a crowd coming over, and space is limited, you need some clever solutions.
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The striking, contemporary Central Park dining table is compact and seats eight comfortably. Its beautiful ceramic top is hardwearing, heat and scratch resistant and sits on a statement stainless steel base. This table is ideal for a kitchen diner, especially when it’s paired with the Central Park corner bench. A departure from the usual compact table and chairs, this is space-saving dining at its coolest.



If you’re more of a traditionalist, a rectangular extending dining table is the obvious choice. The Compton extending dining table starts off as a small dining table and chairs but then extends to seat six with two concealed leaves. It is stylish enough for the dining room but it also looks fresh and elegant in the kitchen, with its solid American oak top and painted cream frame.


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The ingenious Motion dining table has a tempered glass top and fashionably slim, tapered legs – you can choose it in white or taupe. This sleek, modern dining table looks amazing, is great value for money and while it does not take up too much space it can extend to seat eight with two extra leaves rotating out from under the table top.


Flip top tables are a great choice, as they literally double in size. The versatile California Flip Top dining table in beautiful white American oak is a square, small dining table for 2 but it can seat up to six when extended. It’s perfect in the kitchen, and its simple design suits both classic and modern interiors.


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If you’d like a table with that ‘wow’ factor the fabulous Bubble dining table is perfect for apartments or first homes, with its circular white glass top resting on a white high gloss pedestal. Forget being stuck with a small dining table room table and chairs and then never having room. This neatly sized table works as a small dining table set for 4 but then extends as if by magic to seat ten, thanks to two circular rotating leaves.


If you love these space-saving swivel solutions, why not treat your living room to the Twist coffee table, which starred in recent Furniture Village TV ads. Two circular glass table tops are supported by chrome arms which swivel independently, 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 does not mean you need to sacrifice on entertaining in style. With our wide choice of compact dining tables and chairs, you’re sure to find something absolutely delicious. Then all you have to do is start planning your menus…


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