When there’s no obvious distinction between the living and the dining areas, a drop-leaf table can be element linking these spaces. This type of arrangement allows both the living and dining area to feel like separate spaces each with their privacy without creating a visual gap in between them.
There’s also the possibility to make the expandable dining table a part of the living room arrangement. A practical idea if you often find yourself eating on the coffee table or playing board games and needing more space. Having a drop leaf table tucked behind the living room sofa lets you use it for evening activities when you have people over. Make a drop leaf table the “pièce de résistance” in your cozy nook and you’ll have no problem finding space for the whole arrangement somewhere in your living room, in the corner of the kitchen or by the window.
Combine a drop leaf table and a sofa bench and you’ll create a very flexible space which can either be a cozy breakfast nook, a work desk or the seating area in your spacious kitchen. It can be the link between the kitchen and living area if you have an open floor plan or it would simply allow you to cook and eat in the same space and separate the two things using furniture. For example, get one with a round or oval shape if you want to match it to features like the sink, the corner shelves or the lighting fixture. Whether you want flexibility in your kitchen or dining room or you want to save space and combine two zones into one, the Origami drop leaf table comes to your rescue with its simple, versatile and elegant design.
The black metal base and grained acacia wood top are a perfect match.Available on Crate&Barrel. Usually they’re rectangular because it’s the most practical design but drop leaf tables can also be round if, for example, you want the flexibility in a more elegant context.
Of course, the two would only match if you extend the table so don’t bother with this combo if you’ll only get it right a few times a year. Although less popular and not as versatile and flexible as the freestanding version, wall-mounted drop leaf tables are an excellent choice for tiny spaces in particular.
It’s super easy to create a cozy little nook, even in small kitchens, if you opt for this type of table. Let’s consider this context: you usually only need a large dining table a few times a year when you host family get-togethers or parties but still, you have to have one in your home. When placed outdoors, on the patio, terrace or in the back yard, tables are generally used for parties, barbecues and large gatherings so it seems natural to get a drop leaf table which can accommodate a variate number of persons, depending on the occasion.