The various tables in your living room don’t have to be boring—many occasional tables actually have a lot going on. They can be more than just a way to hold cocktails and coffee cups. Let’s look at four ways coffee tables are unexpectedly functional.
#1: Drawers & Storage
Maximize your living area’s storage space with a cocktail table that features drawers and storage compartments. Tables like the Carlyle or Sedona will help you store everything from TV remotes and DVDs to books, blankets and drink coasters. This extra storage space allows you to keep clutter off the surface of the table and easily access your items when you need them.
#2: Lift Tops
Some cocktail tables have an innovative hidden feature that makes them all the more convenient and functional: lift tops. Lift-top cocktail tables like the Arcadia and Le Mans are perfect for making mealtime easier or creating a raised surface for holding your laptop, books, hobby supplies and more. When not in use, these lift-top surfaces can be easily lowered for a streamlined look. Plus, interior storage spaces offer added convenience and versatility.
Shelves are another feature that add storage space to your cocktail tables, and they’re also a great way to display home accents that express your style. Options like the Lexenburg Console Table or Sebring Lift-Top Cocktail Table offer shelves that give plenty of space to store and showcase your belongings and décor.
#4: Nesting Tables
Perfect for smaller living rooms, nesting tables have the convenience of multiple tables without taking up too much floor space. Simply slide out a smaller table from underneath when you need it, and put it back when you’re done. These Vinton Charcoal or Wayhill nesting tables are two excellent choices for your family room.
With these ideas for functional cocktail tables, you’re sure to find a table that works for your space and sense of style.