Last Updated: 10-08-2020

10 Best Small Coffee Tables

A coffee table can really bring a room together, but if you live in a small apartment or terrace and are stuck for space, it may seem a bit impractical. 

However, coffee tables come in a multitude of shapes, sizes and styles. Whether you are stuck for space, or you simply like the minimalist look and hate clutter, a small coffee table can make a big impact on your room.

Whether you’re conscious about price, material or colour, we have the top pick for you:

The Best Small Coffee Tables

Rivet Triangle Coffee Table


  • Dimensions: 76.8 x 64.8 x 55.6cm
  • Colour: Black, Walnut
  • Material: MDF, Walnut veneer, Powder coated metal

While this coffee table provides plenty of area and space for all of your drinks, plates and decorative items, it is small because of the unique triangle-style shape, so won’t look overly bulky in any room.

The mid-century style is still modern, and the centre detail is a cut-out which adds to the unique look. Black metal pin legs give that Nordic style, and the walnut top may be MDF and veneer but certainly looks more expensive than it is. It’s also surprisingly sturdy and stable, which is good for those occasions when you need it the most.

Reasons to Buy

  • Stylish design
  • Rounded edges
  • Very strong legs

Reasons to Avoid

  • Shape may not suit all spaces

HOMCOM Modern Round Coffee Side Table


  • Dimensions: 43 x 43.5 x 23.5 cm
  • Colour: White
  • Material: MDF

A superb modern spectacle, this HOMCOM round end table is made from MDF and is a minimalist, elegant piece that provides the perfect accent to any skandi-style furnishings.

It features a beautiful white base that looks great in neutral coloured rooms and it’s smoothed edges make it non sharp for kids. One of our favourite features though is it’s slight ridged edge, which means if there’s any unfortunate coffee spillages, they won’t drip down onto any expensive rugs or carpets!

With a storage draw, it’s also fantastic for storing remotes, magazines and more, while sturdy wooden effect legs combine well with the colour scheme.

Reasons to Buy

  • Blends in with many home furnishings
  • Great for storage space

Reasons to Avoid

  • 50Kg hold limit

Vasagle Coffee Table


  • Dimensions: 106.2 x 60.2 x 45 cm
  • Colour: Black, Brown Wood
  • Material: Particle Board, Metal

A perfect mix between rustic and industrial, this offering looks great and does its job very well too.

To maximise its storage capacity, there is a metal grate shelf on the underneath which can hold some extra items so that you can leave the top free for display items or refreshments. Even though it is a mesh design, the gaps aren’t big enough to let anything sizeable fall through.

The stand makes it all strong enough to hold up to 120 kgs of weight. It sits on four feet to give it a bit of extra height and more stability as well as protecting your flooring, but is still low enough to comfortably sit in front of your couch and use to hold snacks, drinks and magazines.

Reasons to Buy

  • Rustic design
  • Stable design

Reasons to Avoid

  • Metal grid for bottom shelf unsuitable for some items

Hallie Tulip Coffee Table


  • Dimensions: 45 x 50 x 50cm
  • Colour: White, Marble
  • Material: Foil

With a marble look top and very strong build, this may be a bit of a more expensive pick but will be with you for years.

The pedestal base looks stunning and offers something a little different from your usual four-legged coffee table, which also creates the illusion of a bit less space taken up. It is great for keeping drinks nearby or displaying a big bunch of flowers, and will hold up to 30kg in weight.

Reasons to Buy

  • White, neutral finish
  • Strong

Reasons to Avoid

  • Price

Corona Coffee Table


  • Dimensions: 100 x 61 x 45cm
  • Colour: Pine
  • Material: Wood, Metal

The Corona coffee table has been a firm favourite in households for quite a few years now, and it doesn’t look like it is disappearing anytime soon.

There is one small drawer at the front for a bit of extra storage if you want to keep the remotes out of the way or car keys where you can find them, for instance.

It is our pick for the best wooden coffee table because it is a bit of a steal price-wise, especially as it is fully made from solid pine. Wood coffee tables, especially of this style, can often be at least twice this price. It is heavy without being overbearing, and there is a handmade feel which makes it look much more expensive.

There is an entire Corona furniture set, which makes it a great option for anyone who loves the idea of everything matching too.

Reasons to Buy

  • Solid pine
  • Price

Reasons to Avoid

  • Marks easily

Zander Extendable Coffee Table


  • Dimensions: 45 x 78 x 50cm
  • Colour: Grey, White
  • Material: MDF

As the name suggests, this can be a small table which takes up minimal room when not really in use, but the sides can then fold up to reveal a longer table for when you need to place food, drinks and other bits on it.

There is still a handy shelf underneath which remains untouched when extended, so you can safely keep magazines etc on show there without having to take them off every time. The modern grey colour will look great in any up-to-date living room, or you can buy it in a white and wood finish instead, and the hinge movement is really easy to navigate.

Reasons to Buy

  • Straightforward to put together
  • Very sturdy

Reasons to Avoid

  • Fold out parts can’t hold a huge weight understandably

BonChoice 2-Tier Triangle White Simple Coffee Table


  • Dimensions: 60 × 60 × 41.5cm
  • Colour: Various
  • Material: MDF

A great pick if you’re after something with plenty of colour choice and which is nice and compact enough to bring out when needed, but keep away when not?

This 2 tier table gives plenty of space to keep things to hand but is minimal and small. The colour choices range from simple whites to bold yellows, and you can also pick from a couple of different styles.

Argos Home Finley Coffee Table


  • Dimensions: 35 x 50 x 50cm
  • Colour: Grey
  • Material: Powder Coated Steel

These nest tables are great for anyone needing to save space but also have a bit of extra surface from time to time. The tray-like tops sit on a streamlined base which not only looks nice and modern, but also means they are strong.

The streamlining also creates the illusion of minimalism. They’re part of the larger Finley collection too, so matching pieces are available.

Reasons to Buy

  • Minimal design
  • More space when you need it

Reasons to Avoid

  • Not the strongest

Redstone Coffee Table


  • Dimensions: L100 x 55cm. Height when open 60cm. Height when closed 50cm
  • Colour: Black, Dark Walnut
  • Material: MDF

Drawers are great for storage, but if you’re after a small coffee table, you probably need to fill a small space. And the addition of drawers and internal storage can often result in a bulky, solid-looking item which fills up space in no time.

A lift-top coffee table such as this one can give you the option to keep all those extra bits and bobs out of sight without risking losing them. Whether it be the television magazine or the remotes for the DVD player/stereo/games console, the internal storage space will no doubt come in handy.

The lid can also give you a second table at an extra height, perfect for eating from when sat on the sofa or using the laptop without straining and bending over.

You still have an under-shelf if you need anything to hand without it cluttering up the top of the table, too.

Reasons to Buy

  • Hidden storage
  • Lifts up to make it higher

Reasons to Avoid

  • Fiddly to assemble

Laeto Wooden Twist Coffee Side Table


  • Dimensions: 32.6 x 26.4 x 26.4 cm
  • Colour: Brown
  • Material: Wood

Hand-carved by skilled craftsmen in Thailand, this beautiful sculpted table with a unique shape is made from quality acacia wood and each item of furniture boasts it’s own unique grains and curvature!

The perfect size for an interesting side table, this is more than just a coffee table… it’s a work of art.

Reasons to Buy

  • Hand-carved sculpture design
  • Small side table size
  • Each table is completely one of a kind!
  • Two heights of table available

Reasons to Avoid

  • Man-made differences in appearance/quality

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