7 Coffee Table Alternatives for Space-Challenged Living Rooms

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Couches and coffee tables go together like Netflix and throw blankets…or working from home and not changing out of your pajamas. That is, unless you have a small or oddly shaped room that’s not cut out to house two massive pieces of furniture. If a sofa is non-negotiable for you, there are plenty of table options with a smaller footprint that still provide ample room to set down your mug/laptop/snack.

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Drake C-table With Drawer

If you spend a lot of time on the couch (same), a C table is your best friend. It’s basically a stylish TV tray that tucks into the slimmest spaces when not in use.

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4d Concepts Layton Set Of 3 Nesting Tables

Pull out these geometric tables when you have your book club over; stack them underneath each other when you’re ready to reclaim your floor.

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Madison Park Aspen Ottoman

It’s a seat, it’s a footstool, it’s a storage box—and when you throw a tray on top, it’s a flat surface for your wine glass.


Gehe Sofa Arm Tray Table

Speaking of trays, you can always skip the middleman and turn the arm of your couch into a counter. You’re not going to be able to fit an entire hors d’oeuvres spread here, but it’ll keep that mug of Earl Grey close at hand.


Homelegance Saluki Mid-century Two-tier End Table

The sleek mid-century design is what caught our attention. But the bonus surface area is what won us over.


Costway Set Of 2 Bamboo Stackable Sofa Tables

Who says modular design is just for sectionals? This genius set can either be a slim coffee table or a three-tiered end table, depending how you configure it.


Tribesigns Modern Side End Table

Dilemma: You have a bunch of gorgeous coffee table books but nowhere to display them. Solution: a piece that’s part end table, part bookshelf. Plus, this style’s on wheels, which makes it all the more versatile.

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