We get it: small spaces can prove challenging to design. You want a lived in and layered aesthetic, but finding the perfect piece that maximizes both style and space can feel beyond overwhelming. Luckily, our designers know a thing or three about designing with a limited footprint (just check out this dreamy 700sf condo), and are well versed in scouting for small scale furniture pieces – including the best coffee tables for small spaces.
Ahead, you’ll find 14 designer-approved coffee table picks that are compact enough to easily navigate around, but still maintain that head-turning quality.
Best Coffee Tables For Small Spaces: Cali Cool
With its light-tone wood (mango wood, to be exact) and shapely silhouette, the Winona coffee table pairs well with the natural palettes and textures of Cali Cool design. It’s 36-inch diameter is the Goldilocks of sizes, too: not too big, not too small. Just right.
Best Coffee Tables For Small Spaces: Modern Moment
No matter your style of modern — midcentury or minimalist — this wood coffee table fits the bill with its warm-tone oak and stripped-back pedestal shape. Coming in at 35″ in diameter, the round, pedestal style maximizes table space while visually freeing up the floor for a lighter look and feel.
Best Coffee Tables For Small Spaces: Luxe Leather
Leather meets a hint of glam thanks to a brass-toned base in this eye-catching pick from Pottery Barn. It’s the perfect balance of masculine and feminine elements. At just 24″ inches, this super star takes center stage in a more diminutive space.
Best Coffee Tables For Small Spaces: Sculptural Silhouette
Add visual intrigue and natural patina at once with the West Elm Monti coffee table. It’s just 30″, so it’s perfectly compact. But what’s more: the naturally ivory lava stone helps to reflect light and give the appearance of a larger space, while the sculptural form transforms it from a utilitarian piece to a statement maker.
Best Coffee Tables For Small Spaces: Statement Square
Best Coffee Tables For Small Spaces: Organic Wicker
Create the illusion of even more space with this stunning wicker number from Lulu & Georgia. With its woven design and small footprint, this coffee table feels light and airy in small spaces – from boho cool or Modern Organic and more.
Best Coffee Tables For Small Spaces: Hammered Brass
This hammered brass table is perfect for busy families. No hard corners for little ones, yet the material is practically indestructible. Kids (and parents!) can breathe easy. Plus, at 28″, it packs a light load without sacrificing essential style.
Best Coffee Tables For Small Spaces: Chic Marble
Marble may be pricey, but it just looks so luxe. When it comes to coffee tables for small spaces, it’s worth it to invest in a stunning piece that is really going to complete the look and make your living room sing. You have less pieces after all, so really make them count.
Best Coffee Tables For Small Spaces: Stylish Storage
This Four Hands table offers oh-so clever storage — as much as a small dresser — with a seamless look. We love the rustic pine construction and subtle pattern. Go ahead, pack it full.
Best Coffee Tables For Small Spaces: Geometric Impact
Contrast the soft curves of your sofa and other textiles with the geometric silhouette of this West Elm coffee table (it looks good from any angle!). At 26″ square, it fits well within any tight footprint, all while adding intrigue and dimension to the space.
Best Coffee Tables For Small Spaces: Modern Pedestal
When it comes to coffee tables for small spaces, pedestal styles are a designer’s bff for freeing up visual space with a slender profile. We love the richly grained finish of this mid-century inspired beauty, coupled with it’s dainty diameter (26″ to be precise).
Best Coffee Tables For Small Spaces: Concrete Gloss
Reminiscent of retro vibes, this CB2 coffee table features a bold silhouette, high-gloss white finish, and tiered profile for an eye-catching look. The glossy whites will reflect light about your space, while the angular proportions create visual breathing room – perfect for limited space.
Best Coffee Tables For Small Spaces: Two-Tier
This two-tiered marble and brass option boasts a 25″ square footprint that makes it a winning coffee table for a small space. It’s minimal and a little lux, timeless and sophisticated – a designer fan fave for a reason. Not only that, but you can house books, throws, and decor on the lower level for even more styling possibilities.
Best Coffee Tables For Small Spaces: Artistic Glam
Unapologetically glam, this West Elm coffee table checks all the “coffee tables for small spaces” styling boxes with a unique starburst base, glass top, and small footprint. Pair it with velvet furniture for ultimate sumptuousness.
You’ve got the right coffee table, but what about the rest of the living room? Work with your very own interior designer to complete the look, starting with our design quiz.