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6 Coffee Table Alternatives For Tiny Apartments

Mar 5 2015 - 6:03am

You already know that a great coffee table [1] is so much more than a place for coasters and coffee. In fact, a great coffee table doesn't even have to be a legitimate coffee table. Not sure what we mean? Take a look at these six smart alternatives. Whether you're looking for something that's versatile with extra storage or a practical piece for your small apartment, you've come to the right place. Get inspired right this minute!

Photo by Esther Sun [2] via Style Me Pretty [3]

Treasure Chests

Treasure chests as coffee tables is such a fun and nostalgic idea. Plus, they're incredibly practical for extra storage and even better in an eye-catching color.

Source: Domino [4]


Who would have thought?! Covered baskets are good for more than just storage [5], and you can swap them out when you feel like an easy change [6].

Source: Domino [7]


Switch up your stool routine and bring them front and center. The best part is they're versatile and easy to move around depending on your entertaining needs.

Photo by Natalie Watson [8] via Style Me Pretty [9]


Small and stylish, poufs are a smart coffee table alternative when you live in a small space [10] and need to get creative.

Source: Domino [11]


Be it a circular [12], square [13], or long bench style, ottomans are a fabulous styling secret. In this case, you can use it as a coffee table — styled with a tray — and later move it to the foot of the bed. (Bonus points for tufted ottomans!)

Photo by Esther Sun [14] via Style Me Pretty [15]

Side Tables

Side tables as coffee tables — why not?! They're particularly handy for those lazy nights when you just want to have a drink or meal in front of the TV.

Photo by Tory Williams Photography [16] via Style Me Pretty [17]

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