Well I’m not the only one to think of this idea. My dining space is quite tiny currently I have a patio bistro set in the corner. I’ve eaten at it three times in the three years I’ve been living in my apartment. I eat the rest of the time in my living room and use my smaller IKEA table as my dining table. What I’d like to do is buy the bigger version of it and get a couple floor pillows so when I have guests over it’s more intimate and comfortable. I can seat about three people on my sofa or two quite comfortable and a few on pillows. A pub style set or even a bar set just doesn’t work for me. The corner is quite small and I’m quite tall so most tables are short. Coffee table dining just makes more sense to me since I already do that. I mean if you’re having a dinner party then whip out a tablecloth, use place mats and make it a pretty yet casual dining experience.
I’ve found some great articles on this very topic which just made me more interested in getting a bigger coffee table. The reason why I love the Tingby side table is that it’s on casters. IKEA has two sizes. I currently have the smaller size but if I had the bigger size I could then fit more plates on it. And because of it having wheels on the bottom when it’s not in use, I can then roll it into the corner.
I like having multifunctional furniture and the great thing is with your imagination and IKEA you can practically use any form of furniture for whatever you want it to be. Though I really enjoy and love this idea you may not and you can eat your food however you want in your home but this is what works for me lol.
Do you use your coffee table as your dining table? Let me know in the comments below.