White Side Table with storage for magazines by Design House Stockholm Small side tables with storage are indispensable pieces of furniture for small spaces.  Having a couple of strategically placed sided tables is 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 comfortably whilst juggling a drink, book, ipad, phone (or all of the above) with no handy surface nearby to put them, 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 that incorporate valuable storage are extra versatile and functional.

On the other hand, we don’t want things to look too cluttered.  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

First up is this simple contemporary side table that’s also a magazine rack. Or maybe it’s a magazine rack that’s also a table. Whichever, the Magazine Table from Design House Stockholm does both jobs beautifully.   And, to cap it all, has wheels so you can easily move it around the home once fully laden. Genius.

Modern white side table with storage for magazines

kartel-compThe iconic Componibili Unit designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri for Kartell has been produced for more than thirty years and has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and at the George Pompidou Centre in Paris. Available in a range of colours it provides a small, handy table top and storage unit rolled into one.


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.

Normann Copenhagen green Stay side table with storage for small spaces

Next up, the Stay Table from 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.

Normann Copenhagen Stay side tables with storage in grey, red and green

Available in two sizes and three colours, these contemporary side tables with storage will work beautifully in many places around the home.

 Made.com 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.

Coucou Manou GG side table with storage in yellow and natural wood

Fun, colourful and petitte, the GG Shelves by CoucouManou are also perfect side tables for very small spaces. They’ll accommodate your cup or glass and a book or two on the shelf below.  Plus, the space at the bottom is just made for magazines or oversized books.

GG Shelves compact side tables with storage in yellow, pink, white, orange or purple

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 Windsor Side Table with storage drawer and shelfErcol wooden Side Table with storage drawer fpr small spacesIconic furniture makers Ercol have SO many covetable designs.  I just couldn’t choose between these two gorgeous, wooden side tables with storage.  So I’ve sneaked both in for my next choice.

Left is the Ercol Windsor Lamp Table with its beautifully styled drawer and shelf below.  And on the right is the Ercol Romana Lamp Table 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 Blyth round side tables with storage for small spacesAnd to finish off our Top 10 side tables with storage for small spaces, we have the Blyth Side Table from Habitat.  There’s heaps of storage space in the lacquered base that’s topped with a bamboo wood lid.  Available in a range of colours.

So, small space furniture hunters, did anything catch your eye?

Images:  brands and shops as credited above

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