Hidden Leaf Dining Table

If you’ve ever hosted a large gathering at your small space, you know that hidden leaf dining table setups are often key to success. These versatile pieces of furniture are ready to support a small, intimate dinner for two or a large family party without looking tacky. You can hide the extra leaf under a chair or behind a door and transform your space in minutes.

However, it’s key to purchase a flexible dining table with leaves that matches your existing aesthetic. Here are ten ideas to help you select the right furniture for you! 

A hidden leaf table with built in storage

A hidden leaf table with built in storage

Table leaves are a great idea, but if you need to find an alternate space to hide the leaves, that can get complicated. These types of tables have an already-incorporated space to keep the extender leaves right where you need them! 

A cream or white neutral dining table with leaves that pull out

A cream or white neutral dining table with leaves that pull out

If you want the heft of a wooden table without the brown or neutral color that’s featured in most woods, invest in a table with a muted shade of paint. We love a cream or white table for their clean, vintage looks—perfect additions to a farmhouse aesthetic. 

The circular hidden leaf dining table

The circular hidden leaf dining table

Circular dining tables can have hidden leaves, too! Extend your dining table no matter its shape to accommodate a full family dinner (or a more intimate dinner for two). We like looking for extendable tables that have all four legs present for added stability. 

A minimal pedestal table with hidden leaf

A minimal pedestal table with hidden leaf

That said, if you have your heart set on a traditional pedestal table, you have options! Hidden leaf pedestal tables with very streamlined parallel or perpendicular lines have the perfect geometry to support minimal, modern looks. 

A modern extendable dining table

A modern extendable dining table

Pedestal bases can also be decorated to look like works of art.

From baroque bases with lots of sculptural, intricate details to modular pieces that are designed to look like they’re floating, the base of an extendable table constitutes an opportunity to really breathe some personality into your living spaces. 

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A sleek, sophisticated table with built in leaf

A sleek, sophisticated table with built in leaf

With a seamless, shiny surface, a dining room table really has the potential to completely uplift a space. However, you don’t have to search for heavy stonework (say, marble) in order to enjoy this effect!

Here’s a pro tip: Look for wood that has been polished to a high degree and then topped with a thin glass covering. If you go for a very dark wood, such as mahogany, the table will look like black marble or onyx—very high-end looking, without the heaviness or the high price tag! 

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A solid wood hidden leaf table with accent legs

A solid wood hidden leaf table with accent legs

Wood can look excellent on its own, as well. Allow the natural shine and warm appeal of wood to be a statement by using a rustic wooden piece for the top of the table, and then adding on legs of a different kind for a modern, mixed-materials look. Metal legs, for example, will help add to a very updated look! 

The baroque, antique hidden leaf dining table you’ve been looking for

The baroque, antique hidden leaf dining table you’ve been looking for

Interested in a table that looks and feels vintage? Again, concentrate on the legs. Opting for a two-leg table gives you the opportunity to invest in massive, carved, statement-making table legs.

Pair an older table with sculptural legs with modern transparent vinyl chairs to really show off this trend and give your dining room an updated feel! 

A medium sized oval table with built in leaves

A medium sized oval table with built in leaves

An older-looking oval table with a pedestal base feels antique. Add in some practical versatility with built-in leaves that make it easy to accommodate any size party you may be hosting!

We love that the leaves self-store with mechanisms that don’t require any maintenance at all. These are truly tables that are ready to work hard for you. 

A farmhouse table with hidden leaves

A farmhouse table with hidden leaves

If you need a multipurpose table that’s ready to increase your farmhouse aesthetic, a two-toned, half-painted table is the way to go. Select a model that has a pastel or neutral color on the base and legs and a polished wooden top; they’re easy to decorate as you wish, and are very solid and durable—they’ll last for years! 

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What shape hidden-leaf dining table to choose?

A rectangular hidden-leaf dining table is a great option if space constraints aren’t a concern. This shape can seat up to 10 people when fully extended, making it ideal for those who enjoy hosting large scale dinner parties at home or simply have a large family. The main downside is that rectangular dining tables take up a lot of room.

If you don’t have a ton of space for a long table, consider a square one. A square dining table with hidden leaves is preferable for smaller families who have guests from time to time. You can easily expand the table into a rectangular shape when dinner’s ready and return it into its compact size to save space. Besides, square-shaped dining tables create a cozy ambiance. Lastly, round tables are the ultimate space-savers. They can turn into an oval when the leaves are collapsed and can seat 6 people or more, depending on the table’s size. Round hidden-leaf dining tables make for a more intimate dining experience and visually take up less space in small homes, unlike other shapes.

What dining table is best for a small space?

When you’re limited to a small space, the best dining table needs to be compact yet suitable for entertaining. Choosing a hidden leaf dining table makes it possible to maximize a small space by keeping the leaf stored most of the time and extending the table when you’re hosting guests.

To fit as many people as possible into a compact spot, consider a round dining table. It creates an intimate setting where no space around the table is wasted, and everyone can see each other.

If you’re really tight on floor space and your only option is to push the table up against a wall, you’ll want to look at smaller square tables. They can be moved out of the way for daily purposes, so the kitchen or dining area is easy to walk through without bumping into a table edge. Then, when you have guests, you can always pull the table off the wall and add an extra chair or two. Square tables also allow you to use bench seating to fit more people along each side of the table.

What is a dining table height?

Standard dining table heights may have been a thing a few years back; however, nowadays, you have the option of choosing your hidden leaf dining table in varying heights from standard to bar and counter height. So let's take a look at the standard dining table height.

The regular height of a standard dining table is between 28 to 30 inches, and you can complement it with chairs or stools, measuring 18 to 23 inches. The standard dining table option is ideal for people looking for versatility as well as a wide selection of styles and finishes. It's also a great choice if you have kids or elderly members of the family using wheelchairs.

On the other hand, counter height dining tables are between 34 to 36 inches high and are suitable for use with stools or chairs between 24 to 26 inches high. This option is suitable for meal preparation, small spaces, and entertainment areas due to its informal style.

Bar height dining tables are between 40 to 42 inches high and should be used with stools that are 28 to 30 inches in height. This is the perfect choice for entertainment areas.

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This beautiful jazz white finished table expands from a circle to an oval using its butterfly extension. When fully extended, the top measures an impressive 62.99”, which allows space for eight chairs. The marble table top is easy to care for, and the silver metal accents add a modern touch to any room.

Izquierdo Extendable Dining Table

Izquierdo Extendable Dining Table
This luxurious chrome wooden table has three size options. When fully collapsed, it seats six, however that can be extended to eight or ten depending on how you choose to configure the leaf. In addition to leaf storage, the table also has a beautiful glass storage area, fantastic for organizing extra plates or silverware.

Chellsey Extendable Dining Table

Chellsey Extendable Dining Table
With a clear tempered glass table top and reflective metal frame, this table fits perfectly in any modern dining room. The stainless steel frame includes a pop-up, self-storing leaf which extends the seating capability from six to eight. Regardless of your decor scheme, the silver finish on the frame creates a bright, airy dining space.

Goffe Expandable Dining Table

Goffe Expandable Dining Table
Bring an air of sophistication to your dining room with this beautiful white glossy table. Its steel base supports the built-in butterfly leaf mechanism which makes it easy to expand. When fully extended, this modern table seats up to eight people, perfect for your next dinner party.

Lisbon Extending Dining Table

Lisbon Extending Dining Table
White dining table with practically extending top - that's something when you want to serve a dinner to some extra guests. The table is characterized by simple style with a hint of Scandinavian influences.

Dorian & Co. Brighton Oval Dining Table

Dorian & Co. Brighton Oval Dining Table
This dining table is a solid rubber wood construction. It features an oval top with an extendable leaf that allows for seating more people. Its pedestal base provides stability and looks very attractive anywhere.

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This dining table has space-saving benefits, thus is especially perfect for smaller spaces. The table rests on tubular legs, and has a hidden leaf that allows to enlarge it, if the top is too small.

Drop leaf table with chair storage

Trying to find the excellent, nicely finished and high quality expandable dining table? We suggest you to choose this great piece of furniture. It has the Danish modern and mid century vintage style and teak construction.

Hidden leaf dining table

A very unique dining set with four chairs that are perfectly hidden under the round table. The whole is space-saving, and designed in slightest details, for every piece to work flawlessly with another. Each chair rests only on three tapered legs, with a triangle, black seat cushion.

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A dining table that features a simple, but very stylish construction. Its rectangular top is quite spacious and it is able to extend, so it provides plenty of dining space for large families and groups of people.

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If you are looking for a dining table for everyday meals with family, you have to choose this one. The mahogany Verona trestle table fits perfectly to any style and extend to seat 8 people.

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Elegant set of sophisticated furniture intended to dining room. In spite of its simplicity this set is very elegant and luxurious. It is composed of six classic chairs and take-down dining table. Both elements are made of dark, mahogany wood.

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Table with hidden chairs

A set that incorporates elements suitable for dining rooms. A table with a round top includes four chairs that can be stored under it. All elements of this set are wooden and solid. Each chair features a soft, padded seat wrapped with black leather.

Dining table with leaves stored inside

Dining table mounted on pedestal base and fitted with drop leaf top. It is completely made of wood. It has 4 to 8 seating capacity. Suitable for residential and commercial premises.

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Dining table with a simple, standard construction based on wood. It features a rectangular top with hidden leaf that provides a very useful extension. This table is suitable for large families and groups of people.

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Simple design for a minimalistic extending dining table in a traditional style, made out of English oak with a light tint. The extending leaf is hidden under the top when not in use, which is a nice and handy space saver.

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Hidden leaf table

I wouldn't hesitate to suggest that someone buy this Linon space saver table set, which includes four chairs and table. The chairs are inside of the table base in hidden storage.

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The Amish choose only the most traditional and natural materials for their crafts. A hand-made hidden leaf dining table has a beautiful shade of deep mahogany wood - and is adapted to a larger number of people because it decomposes from the inside.

Folding table with chairs stored inside

The tasteful design of the espresso shade and the hidden leaf element of this dining table is a great way to have an elegant and very functional interior design. The bottom shelf adds a whole attractive style.

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Furnish your dining room with the birch lane Lisbon trestle table. It features pedestal legs, cottage style, distressed plank top, rectangular shape and the hidden storage. You don't need nothing more.

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Hidden table perfect for a couple or as a dining table when eating and compact work space during the day.

Tables with leaves

A solid and space-saving construction for different indoors. It includes a lower construction made of wood and finished in green color. Its shelves are perfect for storage of wine bottles. A white top looks good in any stylization.

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