These Stylish C Tables Will Make Working From Your Couch So Much Easier

updated Feb 5, 2024
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If we had to choose one piece of furniture that amplifies modern apartment living, it would be a C-shaped side table. After hitting the design scene hard in the past decade (though the handy table shape dates much further back), the furnishing is widely available at most stores that cater to a young, city-dwelling market.

The curved, three-sided table — also commonly referred to as a C table — is everything small space dwellers love: It’s tiny, easy to move, serves a multitude of functions, and can be used in almost any room. Personally, if I’m home and not asleep, there’s a 90% chance I’m on my couch — it’s my home office (I’m on my couch as I type this), my dining nook, my entertainment zone, and my craft room all rolled up into one.

When I discovered the multi-tasking wonder that is the C side table, it was love at first sight. My own tiny C table tucks around the edge of a sofa and is just as good at holding a laptop as it is at balancing a beer.

With tons of options available online, we scoured the web and rounded up 15 of the best C tables around — most of which can be snagged for less than $150. Shop our favorites below, right from the comfort of (you guessed it) your couch.

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West Elm

This West Elm piece complements any mid-century modern setup. The mix of bronze and walnut is totally versatile — pair it with a neutral sofa or something bolder to really make it stand out. Either way, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how well it works.

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If your style straddles the line between farmhouse and modern, this Amazon C table is right up your alley. With a slim metal base and woven cane top, it offers up the best of both worths while maintaining its supremely functional practicality.

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We love acrylic furniture because it's extremely stylish but also takes up minimal visual space, making it a great solution for small-space living. Since this handy table is on wheels, it's easy to move it around your space as needed. And, since it has two shelves, it could also moonlight as a stylish modern bar cart.

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Pottery Barn
was $249.00

Looking to combine the drama of an all-black table without opting for an all-metal piece? Look no further than this edgy design from Pottery Barn. Realized in warm black wood and streamlined iron, it's a sturdy and sleek design that will come in handy whether you're storing (and using) your work essentials or extending the leaves for dinner in front of the television.

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We know that working from home isn't always fun, but how can this cute C table not make you happy? The modern, geometric look makes it stand out from the rest, and the fact that it comes as a set is the icing on the cake.

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You may think that opting for a space-saving C table also means sacrificing the storage typically found in a traditional side table — but not so with this Wayfair piece. It boasts sneaky vertical storage between the "legs" of the table that offers up the perfect spot to stash books, magazines, or even your laptop during off hours.

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Joss & Main

If your style is more glam, you'll love this gleaming gold C table from Joss and Main. The glass top and circular shape add contemporary style and personality to any space. Bonus: There's a handy decorative notch detail at the top that also doubles as an easy way to move it about your space.

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Made for WFH warriors, this sleek C table is basically like having a mobile, small-scale desk anywhere you need it. Castor wheels make it easy to slide up to your favorite "office" chair (yes, your cozy armchair counts!) or bed, while a small shelf on the back gives you a place to stash your planner or e-reader. The best part? It boasts two outlets and two USB ports, so you'll never be without battery power when you need it.

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West Elm
was $199.00

Maximize your space even more with this clever table, which has a back pocket that's perfect for storing magazines, notebooks, the TV remote, or even your laptop when it isn't in use. The black and wood combination lends a rustic, industrial edge to your space, without feeling heavy or cumbersome. Even better, it can double as a spot to dine — the top surface folds open on both ends to double your surface area.

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West Elm

Perhaps the most design-forward pick of the bunch, this spoke C table from West Elm is edgy and eye-catching in all the right ways. While its rounded shape means it can't get quite as close to your furniture as some other styles on our list, this piece is still a space-saver — and super stylish, to boot.

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People who love a natural wood look will love this Wayfair pick that's all planes and lines. Available in a striking rustic brown finish, as well as black, white, and two faux marble finishes, this C table perfectly combines simple design with an impactful (yet clean!) look.

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was $92.00

Calling all modern design fanatics! If you're searching for a piece of furniture that could also double as an exhibit in the MoMA, we've found it for you. This ultra-sleek design is made from a combination of resin and engineered wood for an eye-catching design that almost looks like it's floating. It's a great option for homeowners who are hoping to find a piece that's equal parts cool and "out of sight, out of mind."

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was $225.00

This beautiful piece is not your average C table. Instead of the angular shape typically seen in most C-shaped table styles, this pick from Wayfair embraces a more mid-century modern aesthetic, with a round top and boomerang-shaped base that's equal parts streamlined and stylish.

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Pottery Barn

If you're on the hunt for a C side table that can handle the elements, this concrete-topped version is for you. Keep it outside so it can hold your sangria as you watch the sunset, or place it in your living room for an industrial vibe.

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Urban Outfitters

If you're searching for a side table with more of an industrial vibe, this option from Urban Outfitters is a great pick. It's made from powder-coated steel that boasts a chic matte look and will be extremely durable against everyday wear and tear. Even better, the slim legs and frame allow it to pull right up to the sofa and still give you some real estate to work or eat dinner.