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Short of space but still want to have a coffee table?  Whether you want a smaller table or a dual purpose table that incorporates storage, we have curated 21 of the best designs around – some with some ingenious methods of saving you space while still looking stylish.

Pros
• Chic, contemporary design
• Large storage area

Cons
• Glass-not ideal for young children
• Needs to be cleaned daily

Coffee Tables For Small Spaces

With a multitude of coffee tables to choose from, some are more suitable for small space living.  Have a look at some of the ones we think work best.

Coffee Tables Sets

These coffee table sets allow you to maximise the usable area when needed, but neatly stow away when not required.

Pros
• Neutral design
• One year warranty

Cons
• Larger table may be too big
• Self-assembly required

Pros
• Contemporary, unusual design
• Round edges and 3 legged sturdy design-perfect for family rooms

 

Cons
• Legs are solid beech but the top is MDF
• Self-assembly required

Pros
• Lift out trays
• Stack neatly

 

Cons
• Only available in grey 
• Tall – so only useful as a side table

Coffee Table With Storage

Think about having a table that can also be used for storage as well..  We know you can never have enough space to stash stuff – especially if you have a small space to live in.

Pros
• Loads of storage
• Chic design

 

Cons
• Heavy to move
• On the expensive side

Pros
• Mid-size
• Use of natural fibres-on trend design

 

Cons
• Baskets restrict what you can store
• Self-assembly required

Pros
• Funky, original design
• Great price

 

Cons
• Limited storage capacity
• Lid doesn’t swivel – needs to be lifted

Tiny Coffee Tables

Even having a very small coffee table can make all the difference when enjoying your cuppa with your feet up.  We like these as they incorporate high style without breaking the bank.

Pros
• Retro design
• Useful drawer

 

Cons
• Side table, not coffee table
• Not solid wood

Pros
• Solid wood
• Small but perfectly formed

 

Cons
• Self-assembly
• Comparatively expensive

Pros
• Sturdy
• No assembly required

 

Cons
• Glass top-dusting required
• Comparatively expensive

Pros
• Free returns
• Inexpensive

 

Cons
• Only available in grey
• Can be knocked over easily

Space Saver Side Table

If you are really short of floor space,  want to keep your floor area clear, or if you have small children charging around, a space saver side table may be just what you are looking for.  If you choose one on castors, they easily slide under your sofa and can be moved with ease if you want to use it as a laptop table.

Pros
• Castors for ease of use
• Inexpensive

 

Cons
• Castors don’t lock
• Self-assembly required

Pros
• Stylish, contemporary design
• Inexpensive

 

Cons
• Only comes in grey
• Relatively heavy

Pros
• Sturdy
• Sleek design

 

Cons
• Too high for in front of sofa
• Need to be on castors for ease of use

Folding Coffee Table

If you are really short of space a coffee table that folds flat can be perfect when guests arrive.  It doesn’t need to look like you’ve gone camping either.

Pros
• Easy to assemble
• Glamourous design

 

Cons
• Easily scratched, mirrored surface
• Delicate design

Pros
• Great value
• Easy to store

 

Cons
• Functional design
Height not ideal as a coffee table

Pros
• Great price
• Tray lifts off

 

Cons
• Tray not fixed so easy to knock off
• Only available in one colour

Coffee Tables With Seating

This is a neat way to have a table that stores extra seating for when your friends are over for a glass of wine or two.

Pros
• Great way to instantly have more seating
• Neat and compact

 

Cons
• Glass top
• Expensive

Pros
• Sleek, modern design
• Tempered glass with rounded edges

 

Cons
• Self-assembly
• Only comes in black

Dual Use Coffee Tables

Need a coffee table and a desk or dining table but not enough space?  No problem with these clever designs.

Pros
• Multi use
• Cost effective

 

Cons
• Functional design
• Heavy to move

Pros
• Three tables in one
• Neutral colour

 

Cons
• Bulky
• Self assembly

Now you have some ideas about how you can use a coffee table to best effect in your compact living space it’s just a matter of choosing what works best for your lifestyle and budget. You can find more help for choosing the right size coffee table here. Now where’s that cappuccino……

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