"When spaces are tight on storage or clients have children, a coffee table can become a crucial place to keep toys and blankets. It’s also a great trick to quickly hide clutter before company arrives," says interior designer Maiya Kathryn.
Many items that we tend to keep in the living room, like throw blankets, remotes, toys, and little knick knacks, certainly don't need to be displayed 24/7, but we often want them within arm's reach when we need them. That's why a coffee table with some storage space can be so helpful.
These days, there are lots of coffee tables that provide living room storage, ranging from lift-top coffee tables with hidden storage to tables with drawers and open shelving. But with so many options to choose from, it can be tough to hone in on just the right one for your space. After all, what works for one household might not be a great fit for another. To make it easier, we're highlighting the very best coffee tables with storage for every type of household, budget, and home decor.
15 Coffee Tables with Storage to Help Keep Your Living Room Clutter-Free
Combining a minimal, mid-century silhouette with built-in storage, this table's design was inspired by Japanese bento serving sets, offering the perfect place to store miscellaneous living room items. Not only does the table allow you to store items until you need them, but the tabletop comprises three removable trays that you can take out and use as serving trays, laptop tables, or anything else you might need a hard surface for.
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The table is also customizable, coming in two different hues (walnut or oak finish) with the option to choose from standard or hairpin metal legs, so you can find the perfect fit for your living room design. And if you're in the market to update more than your coffee table, you can also purchase a matching credenza/tv stand, side table, or entryway bench from the Carta Collection. Each piece features easy assembly – you won't even need any tools.
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This gorgeous rectangular coffee table is made from solid Acacia wood, so it's both beautiful and built to last. It has two storage options: an open shelf and a closed drawer. This means, you can tuck unsightly items, like remotes and chargers, completely out of sight, while displaying more decorative items, like books and decor, in an organized, beautiful way.
Beyond being functional, the table is also gorgeous, featuring a thoughtful, streamlined design with a pared-back silhouette that will elevate diverse aesthetics, from modern and bohemian to minimal and contemporary.
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If you love minimal, modular design, then it doesn't get much better than this sofa table from Floyd. The table's modest size means it can work just as well as an end table as it would a coffee table, depending on your layout. But thanks to an efficient, it still has a generous open shelf for plenty of storage.
The table was designed to pair with the company's popular sofa, The Sectional. When used as an end table with this sofa, it's flush with the sofa's dimensions, providing a natural extension of it. However, it also works beautifully as a standalone piece and comes in two different finishes (Maple or Walnut), so the style possibilities are endless.
Featuring two different color options, including a cool gray finish and a blonde wood finish, this coffee table is artisan-crafted with reclaimed European oak wood, giving it a modern yet slightly rustic appearance.
When the table is closed, you'd never guess that it houses an expansive storage space, but once you lift it up, you'll reveal plenty of storage for your living room essentials – making this table an ideal piece for small spaces. Plus, the lifted component can stand on its own when open, serving as an elevated secondary table that's perfect as a laptop table.
Brand: Interior Define
You needn't sacrifice your love of round coffee tables in order to have lots of storage. Just take this boho-style beauty from Interior Define for example. At 48 inches in diameter, it's a great fit for most living rooms, and its circular silhouette provides a welcome invitation for loved ones to sit and stay a while.
The coffee table's elegantly simple design is one that will look fresh no matter the current trends, so it's a particularly great option if you're looking to make a long-term commitment to a table.
Another mid-century-inspired piece, this espresso wood finish coffee table is as functional as it is attractive. Its subtle lift-top design opens up to a surprisingly expansive storage space, offering the ideal place for you to hide remotes, toys, and other clutter.
Plus, the two-tone coffee table has a glass-top open shelf, which makes it easier to clean while providing a spot for you to showcase decorative accents, like candles and coffee table books.
With its sleek silhouette and retro accents, this coffee table is sure to make a stylish statement no matter where it lives. It comes in brown and black hues, and it's made with solid wood, so it can withstand almost anything that a busy family room throws at it.
You can opt to store items on the open shelf or within one of two hidden drawers, both of which are accented by Scandinavian-inspired caning techniques to give them an airy yet textural feel.
With its striking contrasts and affordable price point, this table can serve as your design's focal point without breaking the bank. The table is made of solid and engineered wood, and it features a generous amount of open storage on the lower level.
It also rocks a pared-back silhouette that combines straight and soft lines that will infuse your space with a hint of movement. Plus, you can choose from dark and light finishes to find the ideal fit for your style. If you'd like a matching set the Burnes range also includes a console table, accent tables, and a ladder bookcase.
9. Pocket Table
Brand: Design Within Reach
This living room table, which looks like a solid pedestal, actually boasts two spacious hidden storage drawers, which are big enough to store larger living room items, like throw blankets, as well as lots of smaller pieces. Given its pretty design, it's no surprise that the coffee table is a designer favorite.
“I recommend this coffee table because the warmth and character of the wood is beautiful and people are naturally drawn to it,” says Alice Chiu, founder of Miss Alice Designs. “With two hidden drawers, you can store away knick knacks, books, magazines, and other items out of sight and let the coffee table shine by itself.”