Small side tables with storage are indispensable pieces of furniture for small spaces.  In a small room a couple of strategically placed side tables is often much more versatile than one central coffee table.  (If you’ve room for both, though – great. That’s the best of all worlds).

Small tweaks to a room make a huge difference.  If you’ve ever tried to sit and relax with no handy surface nearby to put your glass/cuppa/book/phone/knitting (or combination thereof) you’ll know what I mean.

Here at CBT HQ we could do with at least one small side table in our small living room.  And, as with all furniture for small spaces, side tables with valuable storage are particularly versatile and functional.

On the other hand, we don’t want the room to look cluttered.  So we searched for the ideal balance of style and practicality, and here is our current Top 10 of contemporary side tables with storage for small spaces.

Top 10 Contemporary Side Tables with Storage for Small Spaces

Brass and glass side table with magazine rack1. First up is this simple side table that’s also a magazine rack. The style of the Adelyn Magazine Rack from Graham and Green is definitely retro-inspired, but the look couldn’t be more of the moment.


Black marble side table with storage shelf2. We love the contemporary styling of this Black Marble and Metal Side Table from Maisons du Monde.  The curvy lozenge-shape feels very contemporary, and could be perfect beside a sofa or chair.  The black marble top is very elegant and the handy lower shelf in wood is stained to match.

Grayson Side TableThe Grayson Side Table from John Lewis creates interesting lines with its three angled legs and floating shelf, and has a hint of the mid-century modern about it too.

Next up, the Stay Table by Normann Copenhagen which manages to be industrial and organic at the same time.  Soft curves contrast with the hard steel and glossy lacquered finish whilst both the shelf and the base can be used for storage or display. grey Marcos side table with storage for small roomsCompact, and with clean, simple lines, the Marcos Side Table from MADE is perfect for small spaces (and larger ones too).  The lacquered wood top and shelf in either grey or white contrasts with the natural rubberwood legs.

The Minnie Mae Paper Tray Table is neat, versatile and perfect for small spaces.  Carry it around by the handles to wherever you need it, the top is also a removable tray and the magazine rack will store all your reading needs.  Scandi simplicity at its best.


Belgrave black and walnut small side table with storage drawerI love the opulent sophistication of the Belgrave Side Table, part of the LivingEtc collaboration with MADE.  Dark stained oak contrasts with matt grey and brass – a beautiful and very contemporary combination.

Ercol Romana Side Table with Drawer for small spacesIconic furniture makers Ercol create timeless, covetable designs. Here is their Ercol Romana Lamp Table in solid American White Oak with its elegant lines and single neat drawer.

Nottingham solid pine painted side table with storage shelf for small spacesSubtle Eastern influences combined with a very contemporary grey paint finish make the Nottingham Side Table from La Redoute perfect for eclectic interiors.

Habitat Bumble Side Table with storage for small spacesAnd to finish off our Top 10 side tables with storage for small spaces, above we have the Bumble Side Table. Habitat.  Available from Habitat, this round, contemporary side table is very neat and compact. I’ve sneaked in an extra choice, the Cato Side Table with Storage, below, as it’s also so extremely neat and useful. For very small spaces they’re both perfect, and they come in some fab contemporary colours too.

Habitat Cato Side Table with storage shelfSo, small space furniture hunters, did anything catch your eye?

Images:  brands and shops as credited above

This post has been updated and republished to keep it current

Enjoyed our Top 10 Side Tables with Storage for Small Spaces? Check out our Small Space Living Solutions

Find more contemporary furniture for small spaces in our new Small Space Living section:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Comments are closed.