The other day I was at a friend's house when I noticed their new coffee table. I also noticed their place looked a lot less cluttered; the usual cluttery-collection of remotes and Wii/Playstation controls were no longer visible. Later, when it was game time, I discovered where everything had gone: inside the lift-top coffee table!
I liked the lift-top coffee table a lot and began browsing the web for some nice options. Here is what I found.
Rustic Storage Coffee Table (shown above the jump): This option from West Elm mixes the functionality with great, warm industrial style. Thanks to its clean lines, warm wood and steel base, it would be an easy fit in many types of decor.
Lucca (shown above): The Lucca table doesn't provide additional storage, but I like the warm spice finish and feel the lift-top is at a perfect height for placing a laptop on and doing some work in the living room.
Turner (shown above): The Turner table is good for smaller spaces and is well designed with a nice black finish. Because it is a smaller table, the storage space is more limited, but can still hold small items like remote controls, cards and small knick knacks you want to keep out of sight but pull out when you have company.
Herschell: If you want something more sleek and don't want to go for wood, the Herschell has a white piano painted finish and steel legs. There's ample storage space beneath, and it's versatile enough to fit in pretty much any room.
Aurora (shown above): The Aurora coffee table could work equally well in a home office or in the living room because of its modern and minimal design. It comes fully assembled and is available in a sleek gray or white.
Country Vista: This one is an option for those who have furniture in a more classic style and need a coffee table to match. It also has more storage compared to some of the other options. We like the heavy turned and tapered legs and the contrast between the oak veneer and the black finish on the legs.
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