The Best Type of Coffee Table for Small Spaces

updated May 1, 2019
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Whether you have a tiny two-bedroom loft on the outskirts of town or a teeny studio apartment in the heart of your city (or something in between, even!), chances are you’ve got a piece of furniture in front of your sofa known as the coffee table. Great for putting your feet up, eating dinner on, or displaying books and trinkets, the coffee table can also have a downside: It’s a bulky object taking up precious space.

But that’s why you want to choose one that will work for you.

And when it comes to types, the ones in this post are just the best for pulling double duty in a small home. Known as pop-up coffee tables, convertible coffee tables, or to small space dwellers, a godsend, you can see firsthand how powerful this type of furniture piece is in a small space in the tour of this California couple’s home, where they share a teeny 240-square-foot studio.

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They have the Industrial Storage Coffee Table from West Elm, and not only can it roll for easy moving around the apartment, it also stores items AND folds out into a taller surface for eating meals on.

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Below, five more similarly functioning coffee tables that just may be the right fit for your small living room.

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1. Naya Pop-Up Coffee Table, $399 at Urban Outfitters

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3. Turner Lift Top Coffee Table, $138 at Hayneedle

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5. Lacquer Storage Coffee Table, $599 at West Elm

This post originally ran on Apartment Therapy. See it there: This Type of Coffee Table Is the Best for Small Spaces