Whether you have a large, separate dining room or a smaller eat-in area, we at west elm have dining room chairs and tables to suit your style, needs and space. Our expanding dining room tables are versatile for holiday get-togethers, celebrations or even for growing families or spaces that may change over time.
Dining tables are where memories are made, meals are enjoyed and family gatherings are held, so the beauty and durability is built to last a lifetime. The sustainable solid hardwoods of our tables that are made in fair-trade certified facilities meet the demands and sensibilities of eco-minded consumers. Our expanding dining table features an optional drop-leaf that easily and seamlessly expands the table to provide comfortable seating for up to 10.
In smaller, studio-sized apartments, even a dinner for one guest can present a challenge. Our expandable tables address even those spaces with the box frame drop-leaf design. It can function as a kitchen table in an eat-in space, or even be an end table that converts to dining table during dinner in spaces that function as living, dining and sleeping areas. Doubley extended, it can seat up to six. With the right furniture pieces, a small space can be transformed into a pleasantly functional floor plan.
Large tables, especially ones that expand to fit more people, become functional seating with a dining room bench. A solid wood dining bench can easily be tucked under the table or even put in another space until it is needed, whereas the modular upholstered dining room banquette pieces conspire to create a built-in look with tufted cushions, high backs and corner seating arrangements that allow for left or right configurations. Each piece is sold individually, so you can customize it to fit your needs.
Whatever size, space and style you choose, add finishing touches and pay attention to details with accessories and necessities like area rugs and dining room lighting. Not only does lighting provide a necessary use in the dining room, it also echoes the room's design style. Often spanning the table at eye level, the lighting you choose becomes a table’s suspended centrepiece. Our chandeliers and sculptural glass pendants are ideal because they suspend in the centre of the table and offer direct lighting that is both needed and appreciated. Chandeliers are not just for formal setups, they range from rustic matte black colours to cascading and modern designs.