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

1.
Rivet Triangle Coffee Table

Specifications

  • 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

3.
Vasagle Coffee Table

Specifications

  • 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

4.
Hallie Tulip Coffee Table

Specifications

  • 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

5.
Corona Coffee Table

Specifications

  • 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

6.
Zander Extendable Coffee Table

Specifications

  • 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

7.
ASPECT Brockton Round Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Dimensions: D80 x H35cm
  • Colour: Black, Wood
  • Material: Metal, MDF

It can be hard to find a round coffee table which is small enough to fit comfortably in your room but large enough not to be classed as a side table.

This pick is stylish yet basic, so could easily slot into any room. The natural-designed vintage top gives a slight industrial and rustic feel, especially when paired with the black hairpin legs. It would suit a Scandi-themed area just as much as a country house.

Sitting quite low down, it doesn’t make the room feel cluttered or separated up too much, still allowing a bit of a flow.

8.
Argos Home Finley Coffee Table

Specifications

  • 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

9.
Redstone Coffee Table

Specifications

  • 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

10.
Alden Cross Leg Coffee Table

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 45 x 70 x 70cm
  • Colour: Oak
  • Material: Glass

A glass top table with wooden chunky legs which will look great in any room where a statement needs to be made, but space needs to be saved.

The legs also create a strong, solid base which is perfect if you are concerned about your table being able to take the weight of your cups, food and vases. The round shape will create a good contrast from any straight-lined rooms, but assembly is tricky for just one person.

Reasons to Buy

  • Traditional style
  • Part of a larger Alden collection

Reasons to Avoid

  • Difficult assembly

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