For a host scrambling to accommodate extra guests at a dinner party, a drop-leaf table is a godsend, thanks to hinged flaps that expand the surface area when raised. First popularized in 16th-century Europe as a space-saving device for dining, these shape-shifters now lend themselves to many uses, blending elegantly into everyday decor.
This 60" solid walnut stunner would tuck neatly into a corner or up against the wall when not in use.
The vintage-inspired finish on this mango wood table makes it a perfect choice for shabby chic homes.
When it's open, this table can comfortably fit four to six diners, but takes up no space at all once it's folded up.
With crisscross legs and a stained wood top, this budget-friendly drop leaf table is an easy way to add charm to your space.
Perfect for the tiniest dining areas, this table seats two comfortably when the leaves are down. Once expanded, two more guests can enjoy the space.
The intricate legs on this table make it a standout whether it's open or closed, and the oval top is a nice touch for bigger groups.
With a streamlined, simplistic look, this table could work as a console when folded or a dining table when the leaves are opened.
This understated table can be customized with five different wood options, but the maple with shell stain version, shown above, is subdued enough that it could work with the other woods in your home.
The reverse-diamond veneer patterns on top of this table add a touch of glamour to the otherwise simple design.
This table expands to a generous 78" making it perfect for dinner parties. The country-esque finish make it a great choice for rustic-inspired homes.