Buying a coffee table for your home is peak adulthood, and I won’t hear otherwise! When I bought my first storage coffee table, I felt as though I could take on the world… or maybe just file my taxes without crying for three hours straight.
It’s not a piece of furniture you necessarily have to have, but it certainly feels like you have your life together when you find the perfect coffee table. After all, this investment piece of furniture will normally follow you from one rental apartment to the next, and maybe into the eventual home of your own… gulp.
So whether you’re still holding onto your old-school teen magazines (you might need that copy of CosmoGirl from 2003 again, right?) or it's the number of coffee table books you couldn't bear to part with — maybe you have an obsession with throw blankets and need somewhere to put the 13 of them you own? It might be an idea to make the most of a coffee table with storage.
Thankfully, there’s no shortage of stylish storage coffee tables on the market. All you need to do now is grab a cup of Joe, plonk yourself on the couch, and check out the furniture delights I’ve picked out for you.
9 coffee tables with storage for decluttering your space
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Practical and stylish
Made from: MDF and wicker
Size (in): H18 x W40 x D22
Let’s be honest: you can never have enough woven items in your home. From woven plant pots to woven rugs, this trend is still alive and kicking… and I’m here for it. Plus, this storage coffee table with woven baskets can be the perfect mind trick. You can keep the top of your coffee table clean and tidy and style it with your favorite coffee table books. Then you can just shove all of your junk into the baskets. Out of sight, out of mind, right? The best part is that you can use these baskets elsewhere in your home if you want to switch things up, and then use this space for stacking your issue of Real Homes, or for your fave throw blanket that's too cute to actually use to keep warm.
Modern and marble-ous
Made from: Wood and steel
Size (in): H18 x L35 x D35
How do you like your coffee in the morning? Well, I prefer my beans to stay in that cup rather than spill them all over my coffee table. But I get it… accidents happen. So, if you’re bleary-eyed and confused in the mornings, you might want to consider a stain-resistant and wipe-clean coffee table like this one. This marble coffee table looks expensive, but it's an effect really (you'd still never know). This means there’s no need to use a coaster if you’re not about that fancy-schmancy life. And it's the perfect modern coffee table if your home gives off clean and luxurious vibes.
A mid-century steal
Made from: MDF, acacia, eucalyptus
Size (in): H17 x W25 x L38
A great storage coffee table is one with hidden storage nobody knows is even there. Because nobody wants a big and bulky pirate’s chest in the middle of their living room (unless you’re a literal pirate), which is why this sleek mid-century coffee table ticks all of my storage boxes. The lift-up top hinges outward, giving you a space for all of your living room clutter, while also doubling up as a TV tray, a desk, or as a dining table when you're being lazy.
Made from: MDF, Steel
Size (in): H18 x L42 x D22
Not sure if you want a drawer or open shelving? You can be just like Miley and have the best of both worlds thanks to this sleek mid-century style coffee table. It conceals half of its ample storage behind a neat slatted door, and the other half is open so that you can display magazines and more in style, without compromising on tabletop space. It sits on a metal frame, plus you can get a matching console table and nightstand if you want to complete the set.
The perfect coffee table desk
Made from: Wood composite
Size (in): H16 x L47
While being able to WFH has changed the working game and allowed me to cuddle my dog all day, finding the perfect place to settle down and work can be pretty difficult. Especially if you, like me, don’t have a big apartment or a practical home desk. That’s why a lift-top coffee table should be on your radar. In one swift movement, you can turn your coffee table into the perfect WFH spot. Plus, it means your dog can snooze on the couch next to you during those Zoom meetings you’d rather not be part of.
Storage and seating
Made from: Faux marble, stainless steel, pine
Size (in): L19.9 x W31.5
If you thought it couldn’t get better than a coffee table with storage then think again, my friends! Yes, a round coffee table with seating has entered the chat… and it wants to be invited to your next potluck party. This piece of furniture will make a real statement in your living room if you can’t quite squeeze in a dining set. And if the four pull-out stools weren’t enough to win you over, there’s also a hidden storage compartment to hide your clutter.
Sleek and sophisticated
Made from: Tempered glass and metal
Size (in): H16 x L42 x W22
In my eyes, there’s nothing more sleek or timeless than a glass coffee table. They create the illusion of more space, and they serve as the ultimate blank canvas for all of your styling ideas. And if you’re someone who loves a coffee table book or candle as much as the next guy (who really, really loves coffee table books and candles) this sophisticated and affordable coffee table should be your next purchase. Just remember to clean it regularly to keep the scratches at bay. If you're more drawn to the minimalist vibes of this black coffee table, then I totally get it too — its design definitely won't date anytime soon.
Cute and compact
Made from: Rattan and steel
Size (in): H14 x D24
Sure, this is technically an ottoman… but who wants to play by the rules, anyway? Just call me a rebel, because I think this cute and compact ottoman would make the niftiest little coffee table in a smaller home. While it won’t take up a huge amount of all-important floor space, it still has a tabletop for your TV remote and storage for those miscellaneous wires and chargers you refuse to get rid of. Plus, it also doubles up as an extra seat when you have guests over.
Our luxe pick
Made from: Solid mango, cane
Size (in): H16 x W46 x D28
I’m a sucker for a boho living room… hands up if you’re with me? While it’s super easy to get this trend wrong, finding the right furniture for this free-spirited aesthetic can help you on your way. And this mid-century boho coffee table with storage certainly fits the bill. The dark wood will add a cozy vibe to your living room, while the three cane-covered drawers offer you the perfect storage space for all of the stuff you don’t want on show.
What to consider when choosing a coffee table with storage
Firstly, consider the overall size of the item. If it's just too big for your room you won't enjoy using it, and the storage won't redeem it. In a very small space, go for a smaller item – you'll be surprised how even a small ottoman or storage coffee table will help keep things tidier.
Next, think about the kind of storage you would prefer. Do you want open shelving, drawers, or perhaps a combination of the two? Some coffee tables also have cabinet space, magazine racks or holding compartments, or even dedicated book storage. If your coffee table has open storage, you'll have to make a bit more effort at keeping the contents neatly stacked. The joy of coffee tables with concealed storage is that you can just throw stuff in there, but they do tend to be bulkier.
Finally, if you want a really hardworking piece, consider getting a lift-top coffee table with storage — you'll be able to work at yours as well as store things inside it.