A recent client just rented a small (but adorable) apartment and asked me to help her decorate it. One of the spaces she really wasn't sure about was the dining nook. It is a tiny space, but since she and her husband enjoy entertaining they wanted enough seating for at least another couple to be able to join them for dinner.
It became obvious very quickly that a standard table with chairs would not fit, so to maximize the space and add as much seating as possible, I opted for a bench to go on the wall beneath the window. That allowed room for a 36" round table and two chairs on the other side; enough seating for four as long as everyone likes each other lol.
A small room doesn't have to cramp your style. With careful planning you can get the most out of any space, and have that dinner with friends you've been looking forward to.
After the pandemic of course.