11 Chic Coffee Tables Perfect For Small-Space Living
If you've poured your time and money into finding the perfect small-space sofa, you'll want to complement it with a stylish, compact, and functional coffee table. Coffee tables are essential for corralling everything from drinking glasses and plates to coffee-table books, candles, and other decorative objects. When you're tight on space, the criteria for finding the perfect coffee table should take dimensions and any special features into consideration. For instance, if you work from home but don't have a bonus room for an office or even space for a desk, a coffee table with a lift top will allow you to work from your sofa (or eat, if you like to enjoy meals in front of the TV).
Whether your style leans toward midcentury modern, bohemian and artsy, or rustic, we've curated small-space coffee tables that fit every aesthetic. We've collected different shapes of coffee tables as well, so whether you need a rectangle shape that's narrow and long, prefer rounded options, or want something a little more out of the box like a triangle or a swiveled option that shifts forms, we have those, too. Last, but not least, is price consideration. We've uncovered affordable gems from Amazon, Target, and Walmart, as well as elevated options from Lulu and Georgia, West Elm, Pottery Barn, and Castlery. If your living room has just enough room for a sofa, lounge chair, and coffee table, we're confident we have the table you've been looking for to pair with your seating. Browse the styles ahead to find your perfect match.
Round Pedestal Coffee Table
The warmth of the medium-tone wood and round shape are balanced by this coffee table's clean lines. Pedestal tables are a classic midcentury silhouette, but this table's chunky base feels especially fresh. At 31.5 inches wide, it offers plenty of surface space without hogging too much square footage.
Round Nesting Coffee Table
Kahoo Small Round Nesting Coffee Table ($85, originally $90)
Nesting tables are incredible for small spaces because they can be spread out to maximize the surface area or even moved around the room to be used as a side table for guests. When you don't need two tables, you can tuck the smaller one under the larger one to save floor space. We love the sleek industrial vibe of these wood and metal tables.
Rattan and Wood Coffee Table
For a Scandinavian aesthetic, this wood and rattan coffee table is a great choice. The oval shape is softer than a hard-edged rectangular table but offers similar dimensions. The bottom shelf adds an extra surface for coffee-table books and other trinkets.
Marble Coffee Table
If you love the look of marble but don't want to splurge, this elegant faux-marble coffee table is an Amazon bestseller. It has almost 3,000 reviews with a 4.4 rating, which is hard to beat. It has nonmarking foot glides to protect your floor and a durable build that can hold up to 100 pounds.
Pottery Barn Berlin Square Ottoman ($999-$1,199)
If you can't decide between placing an ottoman or a coffee table in front of your sofa, opt for a hybrid piece like this coffee-table ottoman. The soft, tufted surface offers a cushioned footrest, while the shelf below provides extra storage. You can also place a tray on the ottoman to hold a drink, candle, etc. Customize the upholstery by choosing from 30 fabric options.
Lift-Top Coffee Table
Wlive Lift Top Coffee Table ($130, originally $140)
If you work from home or love to eat in front of the television, consider a coffee table with a lift top. The extended top rises to a dining table/desktop level and reveals a secret storage bin where you can keep headphones, remotes, and books organized.
White Coffee Table
For anyone on the hunt for a statement coffee table, this beauty from Lulu and Georgia's collaboration with Sarah Sherman Samuel is it. Crafted from fiber cement, it's durable enough to be placed indoors and outdoors. Its low profile is ideal for low-slung, modern sofas. With its sculptural form and white matte finish, it serves as a striking piece of functional art that will give any space an elevated look.
Triangle Glass Coffee Table
Modeled after the Noguchi coffee table, a modernist icon, this triangle glass and wooden-base coffee table will truly never go out of style. The glass top and organic form feel light and airy in any space, and you can even choose from three wood base options ranging from black to pale wood.
Farmhouse Coffee Table
For those who lean toward a modern farmhouse aesthetic, this simple coffee table mimics the rustic look of reclaimed wood. The bottom storage shelf allows you to tuck away coffee-table books or anything else to make room for drinking glasses and plates of food. "I love this coffee table! Super easy to put together, good quality, lightweight and easy to clean," one reviewer writes.
Midcentury Coffee Table
Looking for something slim, elegant, and modern? This West Elm beauty combines glass, wood, and brass for a simple but stunning coffee table. Inspired by midcentury design, this table's glass top means you can enjoy the function of double-tiered surfaces while still being able to see the beauty of the decorative objects and coffee-table books displayed on the storage shelf. This table is 46 inches wide, but there's another version that's 52 inches wide, in case you're looking for something larger.
Rotating Coffee Table
Castlery Andre Coffee Table ($599)
This unique coffee table has a rotating storage function that offers loads of configurations, depending on your space and needs. The two table surfaces essentially act as nesting tables, depending on how you pivot them. The walnut veneer and high-gloss white lacquer are a striking combination.
It has 137 reviews and a nearly perfect overall rating. "This is a very high end coffee table for a steal of a price. This is an absolute showstopper of a piece and I love the elegance it adds. You can get so creative with the convertible feature. 10/10," one reviewer writes.