Counter height dining sets have been gaining popularity in recent years and it’s not just a passing trend. A counter height dining table can make your home look more custom, and taller tables like pub tables are already classics. When your dining table is roughly the same height as your counters, it makes your kitchen feel more planned and modern.
If you can’t decide whether you want a counter height dining table set, stick around. We’ll discuss the top benefits of this popular option as well as what to consider before you buy. We’ve also curated a selection of counter height dining sets so you can find the perfect one for your household.
3 benefits of a counter height dining table set
A counter height dining room set can change your home for the better. We’ve highlighted the top three benefits of counter height dining tables below so you can see for yourself.
1. Simple styling
The counter height table is an effortless way to update your home with modern styling. It has been trending for the past several years and quickly becoming a classic. Whether you want to add a fresh touch to a French country dining area or a mid-century modern space, a counter height dining table will do the trick.
2. Less wear and tear with pets
If you have pets (as 67% of Americans do), you know how challenging it can be to keep your furniture nice with them around — especially if you have a big dog who likes to scratch his collar on surfaces or a cat who thinks she owns everything. From keeping Fido away from your dinner to discouraging Tigger from hopping onto the tabletop, a counter height dining table is often the best choice.
3. Unique options
Most dining tables are standard height, so a counter height dining table set is sure to be a conversation starter. You’ll have unique options to choose from, and you can mix it up with your counter height chairs for even more customization. You can use bar stools, counter height chairs, swivel chairs, side chairs, and more seating options. Don’t be surprised if your guests feel like they’ve gone out for dinner when they sit down for a meal!
How to find the best dining table set
If you’re feeling overwhelmed trying to pick the best counter height dining table set, we have you covered. Essential aspects of choosing your dining table set include size, styling, and chairs. We’ve outlined the basics below to point you in the right direction.
Measure your dining area and consider how many guests you’ll need to accommodate. If you frequently host family and friends for dinner, you’ll probably want a large dining table that seats eight or more people. Always check the height of your table and chairs if you buy separately to make sure they’ll work well together. Coaster has a great selection of counter height tables.
What’s your interior decor style, and what would look best in your dining area? Consider which finishes, colors, and styles would look best in your dining space. Check out our guides to styling unique furniture and upgrading your dining experience for inspiration.
Chairs can make or break your dining space. Counter height stools will have a much different feel from upholstered chairs with X-back designs, for example. Check out our article on how to mix and match dining chairs to explore your options.
7 counter height dining set ideas you’ll love
One of the best ways to determine what you want is to browse what’s available. To that end, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite counter height dining sets so you can find the best fit for your dining area. You’ll also see separate chairs, stools, and tables for those who want to piece together their own dining room set.
1. Athens 5-Piece Counter Height Dining Set
The Athens 5-Piece Counter Height Dining Set features a clean and simple modern farmhouse design. The table is crafted from solid wood, and comes with four drop leaves to transform it from a square tabletop to a round tabletop. You’ll also get a 7″ table extension leaf for additional dinner guests.
The four counter height chairs have a seat frame with MDF board-base construction and a comfortable seat cushion with light tan upholstery. This set complements a range of existing color palettes, making it perfect for mixing and matching.
2. 3-Piece Counter Height Set
The 3-Piece Counter Height Set would be perfect for a small space such as a breakfast nook. The backless stools feature button-tufted upholstery in faux leather with a warm nut-brown finish.
This set would create a beautiful visual in any transitional dining area or cozy nook with its sleek lines and a slightly exposed wood grain. It would also work well as a pub table for casual dining.
3. Arkell Round Pedestal Counter Height Table
This retro-inspired Arkell Round Pedestal Counter Height Table sports a pedestal base that creates a tulip silhouette. A perfect addition to a mid-century modern home, this counter height dining table has a white faux marble top that can seat two in a cozy bistro or bar table atmosphere. You might pair this table with these beige Upholstered Counter Height Stools with Nailhead Trim to complete the look.
4. Lavon Upholstered Counter Height Stools
These Lavon Upholstered Counter Height Stools in black and espresso would be a great addition to any counter height dining room set or transitional kitchen. They’re perfect for a home bar feel or paired with any counter height dining table with a similar height.
The Lavon collection dining table in the photo above would also be an excellent match. The legs feature an espresso finish with a convenient footrest and elegant faux leather upholstery. If you’d like to mix it up, check out the Lavon chairs in tan and espresso or tan and brown.
5. Clanton 9-Piece Square Dining Set
The Clanton 9-Piece Square Dining Set is perfect for large families or anyone who hosts larger parties with multiple guests. It seats eight at the spacious dark brown tabletop and features a convenient built-in frosted glass Lazy Susan. The storage pedestal base includes a stemware rack with sample space for wine bottles, perfect for casual or formal dining.
Each windowpane-style chair features comfortable seats wrapped in tan upholstery with beautiful windowpane-style slats.
6. Marmot 4-Piece Counter Height Table Set
This Marmot 4-Piece Counter Height Table Set in faux marble and chrome exudes modern elegance. It’s a gorgeous yet functional addition for your kitchen, dining area, rec room, and anywhere in between. It’s made with a durable metal frame and a scratch-resistant surface so you can enjoy the beautiful, white faux marble for years to come.
This dining table set comes with a rectangular table and three stools to complete your look. It also features a built-in power outlet for a charging station.
7. Keats Rectangular Counter Height Table
The Keats Rectangular Counter Height Table is perfect for transitional, rustic, or contemporary homes. It’s built from solid wood and can work well in both formal and casual dining spaces. This counter height dining table is capable of seating up to six people. The Keats table would go well with these grey Upholstered Counter Height Stools with Nailhead Trim.
Update your home with a counter height dining set
No matter which counter height dining set you decide on, it’s sure to give your home a subtle yet fresh update that can last for years to come. These dining set options offer a simple way to modernize your space, can provide less wear and tear, and offer a unique way to style your dining space. If you’re not sure which set you’d like yet, check out Coaster Furniture’s selection of counter height dining tables and counter height chairs and stools for more inspiration.
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