Round Storage Coffee Tables Are the Unsung Hero of Small Spaces — Shop 16 We Love

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WORDS BY Lacy Morris

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Published on February 2, 2023

If you’ve ever lived in a small home, you know that there is nothing more precious than a few spare inches of space. It’s all about utilizing every nook and cranny, putting built-in shelving into underutilized areas, and learning to expand up rather than out. The living room, where we relax and gather with friends, is often the most congregated-upon room in the home. In a small footprint, it’s even more important that the living room flows with as much ease as possible. 

One way to ensure that happens is by investing in a round storage coffee table. There are no blunt edges, no jagged walking paths, and no inaccessible routes to the sofa. These do-it-all pieces can double as a dining table, makeshift desk, and storage bin when needed. If you’ve been searching for the perfect coffee table to complete your undersized space, keep scrolling to shop a few favorite round storage coffee tables, hand-picked by designers.

1. Arroyo Upholstered Ottoman

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When in doubt, go plush. A small space can always benefit from a versatile upholstered coffee table, like this number from Pottery Barn. Place a pretty tray on top to stash the usual items that accumulate on a coffee table, then remove the tray when you have guests over and need a few extra seats. 

2.  Delaney Round Nesting Tables

These nesting tables are minimal in form, but maximal when it comes to style, thanks to the white Banswara marble on the glam brass base. Layer them on top of each other, or have them act as two separate side tables when hosting. 

3. Sigmund Round Coffee Table

A bilevel oak beauty, we love this sculptural coffee table because it’s as visually appealing as it is functional. It’s one of the most cumbersome options we have on this list, but if you want a statement piece, this is the pick for you. 

4. Streamline Round Coffee Table

Simple, sleek, and streamlined, this West Elm coffee table pairs well with a variety of design aesthetics. The lack of a base means you can stash stacks of books, folded blankets, or a basket of toys underneath the tabletop.

5. Amahya Coffee Table

Minimal with a rustic vibe. If that describes your design style, then you’ll love this round storage coffee table from Wayfair. It features beautiful wood grain and double-tier tray shelving that’s perfect to house decor and living room clutter alike.

6. Nesting Coffee Table

This set of nesting coffee tables from Wayfair looks great with its minimalist black and white aesthetic, but it also works well in a smaller space. Push the smaller underneath for a smaller footprint, or pull it apart completely to serve as a side table in another part of the room.

7. Bea Sand Velvet Ottoman

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The white cotton upholstery of this CB2 ottoman looks beautiful with solid oak legs, and the top is firm enough that you can place a coaster directly on top without the need for a tray. The scale is on the smaller side, which makes it perfect for a pint-sized living room.  

8. Braided Jute Pouf

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Buy two or three of these jute poufs and move them around your space to act as a table, footrest, makeshift desk, or extra seating. When no guests are around, group them in a set where your coffee table would sit and put an oversized tray on the top for an informal surface.

9. Drum Storage Coffee Table

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Behold a fun take on the classic drum coffee table. This find from West Elm features a stunning brass frame, matte black base, and finger holes on the lid to easily lift off the mango wood top for additional storage space. It checks every box! 

10. Vitri Walnut Coffee Table

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A smoked glass top, steel legs, and walnut shelf gives this round storage coffee table a fun 1960s vibe. Plus, the two-tier construction doubles the amount of space available to display your coffee table books, candles, and coasters (or stash extra throw pillows and blankets). 

11. Timpani Charme Tan Ottoman

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This camel-colored ottoman feels vintage with its rounded-top tufts and rich cognac color. Plus, it’s leather so it will only look better as it ages. Plop this beauty down in a Parisian-esque living room and let it speak for itself. 

12. Asher Coffee Table

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One of the best parts of this stunning mango wood table with chunky legs is that it is capable of housing something underneath it. Get a round basket and push it underneath for an extra bit of storage in your living room, or simply fold extra blankets or stack pillows. 

13. West Elm Washed Oak Storage Coffee Table

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This washed oak round storage coffee table features a swivel top that opens up to reveal a deep cavity perfect for stashing all the little extras. The light wood aesthetic would look good in a beachy or minimal home where the graining acts as a pattern in the space. 

14. Pollie Marigold Velvet Storage Ottoman

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This marigold velvet ottoman is a poppy addition to any space, with or without the added bonus of storage. Lift the top off the tufted sides to reveal hidden storage for extra throw blankets, toys, or even winter sweaters (apartment life). 

15. Lift Top Coffee Table

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We’ve established that a coffee table that pulls double duty is a good pick in a small space. But this pick from Wayfair performs triple duty. You can pull the pieces out from underneath for extra seating, then lift the top off for secret storage underneath. 

16. Leio Round Coffee Table

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With rich wood grain and an organic form, we love that this round coffee table adds some texture and a sense of nature into a small space. Its rough-hewn wood feels organic and elevated — it’s both utilitarian and aesthetically-pleasing. 

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Words by Lacy Morris