There is a wide variety of different types of coffee table furniture available. This means that it shouldn’t be a problem to find something that will suit your needs and your decor. However, there are a lot of advantages to choosing storage coffee tables over those that do not have any storage.
Of course the main advantage of storage tables is that you have a place to put some of the things you need to store around the house. This could be anything from books or magazines to blankets and extra pillows for a pull out couch. Coffee table ottomans and trunk tables work best for storing larger items and items that you don’t want visible to your guests. One example of this type of table is the Hammary Kanson Cocktail Table with Storage Cubes. This is a particularly useful table since the four storage cubes slide out from under the table to form seats for people to use to sit around the table.
Another advantage of storage tables is that you can use those with shelves to display some of your treasures, or to keep the books or magazines or craft project you are currently working on close at hand. The Metro Rectangular Coffee Table by Hammary is a good option, with a combination of shelves and drawers so that you can store some things hidden away and keep some in view.
Storage tables with just one big compartment accessible by lifting the top can also make it really easy to do some last minute clean up of a room when you are getting unexpected company. You can just toss in the odds and ends from around the room and deal with them later when you have more time. One option like this is the Tropical Abaca Small Astor Table by Jeffan, which is made with a solid mahogany base and a twisted abacca fiber upper.
Some tables even have storage that is a bit hidden, such as the Magnussen Madras Collection Rectangular Coffee Table. This table has removable trays in the top of the table, with a storage compartment underneath the trays. There is also a shelf near the bottom of the table that you can use for more storage.