No Room for a Coffee Table? Think Again!

Large conventional coffee tables might not match your space, or the look you want in a living room or family room. For this reason, more and more manufacturers are creating side table, accent tables and end tables that may be used as a coffee table too. These smaller tables allow you to place a drink or snack down on top, yet are more streamlined, and may be moved around when required.

I first started looking into these alternate tables once I had been hired by a customer to design a household space around a reclining couch. I wanted a pair of tables that could sit in front of the couches, after that, when they wanted to recline, could be transferred to the sides as end tables. Whether you have a similar situation, small distance, or for other reason, you’ll make certain to get thoughts from one of these options.

Scheer & Co..

Create a custom coffee table in front of a sectional with a few martini side tables in West Elm. They are available in a number of finishes and look good once you mix up the colours together. When you have guests that they create great extra seating, or finish tables at each end of the couch.

Elad Gonen

If you’re seeking to pair several tables that are 20-24″ deep or long every day, there are lots of end tables that match that size. Go with glass tops to get a appearance, so that they don’t feel bulky. The end tables will be marginally greater than a conventional coffee table, but with all of the varying dimensions in tables these days, it will look great!

Kristen Rivoli Interior Design

Invest in your tables and let them be your inspiration in the room. Pair interesting accent tables together to get a bold lovely look.

Benches – $599

Here’s a similarly shaped piece from Horchow. Add a silver tray at the top for an upscale look.


You may come across coffee tables that come in pairs or even three bits. Fit them together closely or pull then apart for purpose. They arrive in modern fashions, or…

Reaume Design & Construction

. . .Dramatic and traditional. Just because your space is small does not mean it has to be casual. Use a finish that’s shiny in your tables.

Decorating Den Phoenix

Round tables or ottomans are a fantastic shape for very tiny spaces because there are no sharp corners to bulge when walking them around.

Samar Ottoman – $99

This ottoman from Crate&Barrel offers a natural look ideal for any one looking to add texture into a room. Its chunky weave gives it a great presence.

Niche Interiors

Your tables should be 12-18″ in front of the sofa to get leg clearance. All these tiny square cubes match in a place which has a small foot print.

Marie Burgos Design

Here are more cubes with storage. What makes these stand out, I think, is the lime green color. If you would like to update tables you have, or inexpensive new ones, consider using paint spray them. It may turn a dark or light wood plank into a bit with a massive wow factor.

Zuniga Interiors

Little tables are fantastic for multipurpose spaces such as bathrooms. They squeeze in near the couch and may be moved around for more seats or as tables.

West Elm

Rustic Block Side Table | West Elm – $99

Here are a few sculptural cubes I would use in a tight area. Try two in the exact same color or select different finishes.

Rachel Reider Interiors

Zara side tables are amazing, and you can definitely get your hands around one when you wish to transfer it.

Tonic Home

Lola Accent Table from Arteriors Home – $575

Or attempt two of these funky glossy tables before your couch to get a rocker glam look. They are a great height.

Klang & Associates

A popular look is using a pair of ceramic garden stools like a coffee table. They are available in various shapes, sizes, and costs and are fantastic for indoor and outdoor usage.

Fine Garden Products

Morac Hex Garden Stool – $199

Two of these Morac Hex garden stools could make a colorful splash of color for an inexpensive price.

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