12 Multifunctional Coffee Tables to Elevate Your Space to New Heights


Published / May 3, 2021

Updated / October 6, 2023


More storage is always better, especially when it comes to coffee tables. And when Zoom calls from your living room sofa are more common than going into the office, a lift top coffee table’s value can’t be overstated. That’s why we’re using multifunctional coffee tables to get the most out of our living spaces, from that 9 AM check-in meeting to Friday night movie nights at home, where all you need is a convenient place to put the popcorn.

But these multipurpose coffee tables don’t have to prioritize function over form. These folding tables are uniquely versatile, combining modern, mid-century, farmhouse, and traditional aesthetics with hidden storage and clever lift top designs. They’re equally at home as a dining surface, workstation, or with their transformer-level innovation tucked beneath coffee table books when not in use. Live in a small space? These multi use coffee tables are a lifesaver, especially when a desk or dining table is out of the question.

From sleek mid-century lines to a vintage-inspired trunk to coastal coffee tables made of wicker, from saves to splurges, here are the best multi functional coffee tables you’ll find on the market.

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For those seeking a modern allure that won’t weigh down your space, the North Side Coffee Table is high style pick. With its sleek open frame, you’ll reveal discreet storage and a hydrolipid black marble finish with a simple lift of the top.. Plus, this airy metal clad frame finished in bronze also serves as a space to set your computer for WFH days.

Elevate your space to new heights with convenience and take your productivity to the next level without sacrificing elegance — use this multifunctional coffee table as a dining surface, as a laptop or tablet station, or to catch up on emails in comfort! When fully extended, its 28 inch height coupled with its elegant look allows you to enjoy the perfect balance of beauty and brilliance.

Multipurpose Coffee Table


Welcome to the ultimate combo of coastal boho and versatility with this unique coffee table. Featuring subtly splayed legs and a round tabletop, this drum-shaped table is a lovely blend of textured wicker and classic wood that evokes memories of effortlessly elegant coastal cottages.

The best part? We love that this piece offers more than just good looks — its top lifts up to 21.5 inches tall, exposing a storage compartment for books, remotes, or anything else you may need close at hand while lounging on the sofa or catching up with friends. With its clever use of texture and multi-use design, this timeless multipurpose coffee table is as gorgeous as it is functional.

Folding Lift-Top Multifunctional Coffee Table


This clever coffee table combines space-saving function with mid-century style. Featuring a folding lift-top design, you can use the table as a desk — or better yet, with its three nesting ottomans turn it into a dining space for kids (or adults!).

Imagine pulling out a seat for movie night or gathering around the dips while watching football. There’s literally not a bad seat in the house. When not in use, the upholstered ottomans neatly store under the multi functional coffee table to optimize space.

The round table top is made of solid slate with a lacquered marble finish for durable scratch resistance, while the trestle base is made of stainless steel with a gold finish for a touch of chic styling. The top measures 31.5” wide, and with an extended height of 24.8“, it provides an added workspace right in your living room.

Trulstorp Multi Purpose Coffee Table


Small-spaced living on a budget? IKEA has you covered with this super-affordable option that provides value and function under $150.

The Trulstorp has an approachable price tag and a generous-sized surface area at 45 ¼” x 27 ½”, giving you lots of room to spread out. With the savvy versatility that a folding pop-up provides, it’s a home-run in terms of value.

Its elevated surface and hidden storage space means you can take care of business, have a nice meal, and enjoy a movie all in one spot, thanks to the Trulstorp multi purpose coffee table from Ikea.

Dakota Multi Functional Coffee Table


Step into the (stylish) past with mid-century vibes. Blending form, function, and remarkable quality, the Dakota offers high quality design and multiple storage options. We love its 100% solid acacia wood construction — you won’t find any veneers here. A sturdy iron base with gold tipped-feet offers modern refinement and extra stability.

Need more storage? Who doesn’t? You’ve got it with two nifty drawers that provide plenty of room for books, magazines, and that back-stock of living room candles. Plus, its clever multi-purpose functionality with a lift-up top is designed to maximize smaller living spaces.

Douglas Multi Use Coffee Table


Meet the Douglas from Apt2b, the perfect blend of classic mid-century style and small space, multi use solution. We love its folding lift-top design, revealing a large storage compartment perfect for all your necessities. At 28” in height when fully raised, the Douglas is the ideal piece to give your living room an innovative dining or workspace.

Plus, its glass-topped open shelf is ideal for showing off your favorite decor or keeping this month’s magazines within close reach. Store less-used items in the storage space beneath crafted with a tasteful espresso wood finish and tapered legs, it’s everything you could want in a living room centerpiece. And, with the added bonus of a multi use coffee table with storage, you can enjoy modern style and convenience — the Douglas Coffee Table awaits!

Farmhouse Style Multi Use Coffee Table


Lend your living space the best of both worlds — farmhouse charm and storage spots waiting throughout a vintage-inspired piece.

This gorgeous, two-tone piece is finished in a weathered white base and a slatted brown top for classic country style. Featuring large turned legs and caster wheels for mobility, it’s easy to move around this multi use coffee table while you settle on the perfect living room arrangement.

Two hidden compartments and a bottom shelf provide plenty of storage and display space. Only light assembly is required with this charming coffee table. Plus, you can also pull it together with matching end and console tables.

Midcentury Modern Lift Top Coffee Table


This lift top coffee table from West Elm adds an elevated touch to this modern design. Crafted from genuine white marble and solid eucalyptus wood, it’s an elegant take on the lift top, yet provides all the versatility you expect from the functional, multi-purpose style.

We love the multiple configurations available, which include a dual pop-up option – one for the sofa and another that faces the loveseat, so you can easily dine or work side-by-side with a loved one or roommate.

The nifty storage compartment and shelf also let you maximize your living space in style. This contract-grade quality table is sure to bring endless convenience and style for years to come.

MCM Foldable Coffee Table


This multifunctional coffee table has classic mid-century appeal with its splayed legs and minimalist design that will look stunning in any room. But the best part? Aside from its sleek allure, it’s also super-convenient with its foldable lift table that can lock into three different heights for all your dining and office needs. Not to mention, it also has a hidden storage space that runs the length of the table with plenty of room for all your books, stationary, and more. Talk about style and substance combined!

Plus, it’s got a quality construction with MDF wood veneers and comes with a 1-year warranty with optional accident and malfunction coverage. What’s not to love?

Trunk Style Lift Top Coffee Table


Not all lift top tables have to be sleek and modern! This Pottery Barn coffee table is an absolute must-have for anyone looking to bring a cozy, rustic charm into their space. Crafted from beautiful reclaimed wood, this steamer trunk-inspired piece instantly transports you back in time.

From the distressed finish of its solid wood with all the variations of knots and scuffs, to the antique-like metal hasps and braces — it’s like finding a vintage treasure from days gone by! Plus, it doubles as a storage trunk for all your living room linens and necessities.

Multi Purpose Coffee Table with Storage Drawers


The function is never-ending with this multi-use table from Ashley Homestore. With a planked, solid hardwood top in a warm nutmeg finish and a weathered look, it has classic farmhouse appeal. But the features, including four generous drawers that glide out to store your essentials and a foldable lift top, are all modern.

But isn’t such a big and bulky table a hassle to move into place? Not with the Bolanburg. It’s a cinch to move with smooth caster wheels. This clever small-space saver combines traditional farmhouse style with innovative storage for a perfect combination.

Uver Multifunctional Table


We love the Uver Oak table from Bed Bath & Beyond for its rustic charm and versatility. It has all the charming aesthetic of a reclaimed barn wood piece, but at a fraction of the cost. Perfect for adding an eye-catching centerpiece to your living room, this statement coffee table offers plenty of space to work or enjoy your meals in front of the TV.

With MDF wood veneers and multiple color options available, you can rest assured that it’s both stylish and affordable. Plus, at just under 50” wide, this multifunctional coffee table can hold its own with large sectionals and spacious living rooms.

Heather Bien

Heather Bien has over a decade experience as an interior designer and home and decor writer. Heather is owner of interior design firm Hill & Hampton and a graduate of University of Virginia where she majored in art history and minored in architectural history. Based in Washington, D.C., you can usually find her hunting down the next perfect antique find, snapping photos of the charming architecture around her Capitol Hill neighborhood, or planning her next weekend getaway.

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