Last Updated: 20-11-2019

10 Best Storage Coffee Tables

Coffee tables are primarily the perfect place to pop your cups, plates and glasses when you’re sat at the sofa, as well as adding a bit of a focal point to the room.

But if you’re going to fill some space in your living room with a table, you may as well make the most of it and create some storage opportunities.

Whether you want drawers, concealed compartments or are fussiest about the colour, we have found ten of the best coffee tables with storage:

The Best Storage Coffee Tables

1.
VonHaus Capri Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Material: MDF, Steel
  • Colour: Black, Oak
  • Dimensions: L100 x D59 x H37cm

For the full contemporary look, the modern and simplistic Scandi style is fully on trend.

This VonHaus surface has two drawers built in, which are soft closing so they won’t disturb any film nights or trap little fingers. It is made from MDF which makes it hard wearing and lightweight, and it is covered in oak-effect veneer.

The drawers are the perfect size for tucking all those bills, magazines and phone chargers out of the way, and are easy to access thanks to the easy-to-grip handles. With strong hairpin legs, you have the urban industrial look without compromising on sturdiness and strength.

Reasons to Buy

  • Stylish
  • Strong build

Reasons to Avoid

  • Difficult to assemble

2.
Rivet Lacquer 2-Drawer Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Material: Wood, Beech
  • Colour: Grey/Walnut
  • Dimensions: 119.9 x 70.1 x 40.4 cm

Giving off mid-century vibes while still remaining modern and sleek, this coffee table includes two subtle drawers which are able to hold all of those extra bits of paperwork, remotes and other things which you often misplace.

The engineered wood build is really strong, and solid beech legs provide all the stability it needs. Because it sits quite low, you can place heavier items on the top without placing too much pressure on the table.

As it has a lacquer finish you can just wipe and dust it clean. Perfect for homes which are often faced with drink spills and which get quite dusty. Assembly is simple which will appeal to anyone who wants the job done ASAP.

Reasons to Buy

  • Easy to build
  • Lacquer finish for easy cleaning

Reasons to Avoid

  • Drawers are on the shallow side

3.
Home Source Walnut Mango Effect Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Material: Solid Mango Wood
  • Colour: Brown/Natural (Delivery is random)
  • Dimensions: 40.03 x 70.02 x 70.02cm

Dark wood furniture can be hard to find, especially without paying hundreds of pounds.

Not only is this a steal price-wise, but it comes with a huge eight drawers for storage. There are four either side, so you can keep all of the remotes and other necessities by the sofa and store the crossword books, pens and other miscellaneous occasionals on the other side.

There is an earthy feel to the style and colouring, giving it a rustic touch. The chunky lighter coloured handles are subtle enough not to look unsightly, but still add a bit of extra something to the colouring.

It doesn’t only look strong but is also well-built, so it will easily cope with the day-to-day strains which coffee tables come in handy for.

Reasons to Buy

  • Plenty of drawers
  • Dark wood design

Reasons to Avoid

  • A lot of assembly required

4.
Oslo Solid Oak Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Material: Oak
  • Colour: Oak
  • Dimensions: L90 x W60.2 x H43.5cm

No veneers or MDF in sight, just a pure solid oak coffee table. It doesn’t only look great but is also functional with two generously sized drawers and an under-shelf for an extra level of storage.

There is a light lacquer finish to protect the surface from any general wear and tear and keep it looking as good as new for as long as possible. Every individual table is handmade to high quality and delivered ready-built, so you don’t have to do anything except move it to where you have in mind.

Being oak, it is perfect for both modern homes and the traditional country feel. Drawers are easy to slide in and out, and it is a good size if you only have a small space to fill too.

Reasons to Buy

  • Solid oak
  • Pre-assembled

Reasons to Avoid

  • Handles are hard to grip

6.
Redstone Coffee Table Slide Top

Specifications

  • Material: MDF
  • Colour: Black
  • Dimensions: 100 x 55 x 45cm

It just looks like an ordinary cubic coffee table, but the majority of that hidden space inside is storage, perfect for keeping your blankets, remotes, chargers and books to hand.

Two drawers at the front slide smoothly out to reveal some easy-access storage, great for keeping those everyday bits. Then, slide the top open to reveal extra hidden space, including a separator so you can keep some bits on their own so you don’t have to hunt for them. This is quite deep which is good for anything which won’t squeeze into the shallower drawers.

It isn’t an expensive table so the amount of storage and quality is really great. Instructions are clear for building, although it is MDF so you’ll have to take your time.

Reasons to Buy

  • Hidden storage
  • Inside blocks are really deep
  • Low price

Reasons to Avoid

  • MDF so not the greatest quality and strength

7.
ModaNuvo ‘Hope’ Modern High Gloss Extending Storage Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Material: Wood
  • Colour: White
  • Dimensions: H42 x W120 x D60cm

Combining white gloss with chrome aspects to make a contemporary, stylish coffee table, the ModaNuvo is packed full of little storage ideas.

First up is the spring-loaded bottom drawer, which extends about ⅔ of the length of the entire unit and the full depth. Enough room to keep any books and magazines tucked out of the way and dust-free. The other third is a simple shelf space, where you can display any ornaments or other decorative aspects.

Now here is the slight edge. Rather than there being the usual lift-top design, it is a slide open storage space. Just pull the section above the drawer to the side to reveal a shallow storage compartment, where you can keep any items you need easy access to, or indeed want to keep hidden from prying eyes.

It can be slid carefully without disturbing any drinks or bowls on the top. The space is only slight, but enough for one or two remotes or a bag of chocolate sweets.

Reasons to Buy

  • Extending top for hidden storage
  • Oak and white contrast

Reasons to Avoid

  • Complicated to assemble

8.
west elm Industrial Storage Box Frame Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Material: Mango Wood, Steel, Glass
  • Colour: Wood, Black
  • Dimensions: H44.5 x W96.5 x D61cm

The storage isn’t ‘hidden’ as such, but it isn’t necessarily the most obvious.

The polished steel frame has a glass top, acting just like an ordinary coffee table where you can set your cups and plates. Then, rather than there being a thin shelf near the bottom, there is an almost floating box about midway. It makes it seem as though it is just a very modern, industrial take on your ordinary shelving idea, but is actually two large drawers.

This gives the coffee table a very open, clean feeling, so is perfect for a minimalistic living space or those short on room and want everything to be a bit more open plan.

Reasons to Buy

  • Great quality
  • Modern, simplistic design

Reasons to Avoid

  • Poor instructions

9.
Furinno Oval Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Material: Wood
  • Colour: Black
  • Dimensions: 50 x 89.9 x 41.7 cm

Oval storage coffee tables can be hard to come by as it isn’t the most conventional setup, so this coffee table will please anyone who wants the rounded edges but with the pleasure of being able to keep their most needed items to hand.

There is the spacious top, a shelf underneath split into four smaller sections, a larger central shelf with a storage cube underneath, and then two shelves on the bottom either side. Perfect if you like to have some little mementoes on display, but need to hide away unsightly chargers and glasses cases.

 

Reasons to Buy

  • Plenty of on-view storage
  • Oval shape for something different

Reasons to Avoid

  • Basket drawer isn’t very sturdy – you may want to find something better in the long term

10.
Homescapes Takhat Coffee Trunk

Specifications

  • Material: Wood
  • Colour: Dark Wood
  • Dimensions: 90 x 46 x 46cm

Storage trunks are popular with those who like the idea of Ottoman-style storage, where they can keep a large number of blankets and cushions but also use them as a coffee table for full practicality.

This pick is a bit different from a lot of the other options on the market. It is made from 100% solid Sheesham wood, handcrafted from scratch rather than from reclaimed materials and done in an eco-friendly manner. They are manufactured in Jodhpur, Western India, where some of the proceeds help the workers and their families.

As an addition to give it a more coffee table feel, there are two small drawers on the front where you can keep any smaller items within easy reach.

It is polished to bring a shine to the wood and bring out the full effect of the natural grain.

Reasons to Buy

  • 100% hard wood
  • Handcrafted

Reasons to Avoid

  • Very heavy

Verdict

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