This Affordable, Small-Space-Friendly End Table Doubles as a Charging Station (and Has More Than 4,000 5-Star Amazon Ratings!)

updated Jan 22, 2024
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Here at AT, we’re all about finding ways to squeeze extra space out of seemingly ordinary furnishings. Sofas and coffee tables that double as storage ottomans? Obsessed. Dining tables that can expand to accommodate large dinner parties? We love that stuff. Basically, if you live in a small apartment, you have to be a bit more thoughtful about how you outfit it. One piece whose efficiency you can’t overlook is the end table. Usually it’s small, and you might forget to include it, but once you incorporate one into your living room, you won’t be able to live without it. We recently found one on Amazon that checks all our boxes, and then some. The Rolanstar end table is small-space-friendly, looks great, and also doubles as an area where you can charge your electronic devices. Pair those qualities with nearly 5,000 five-star ratings, and this product is practically perfect.

Although this piece sports a rustic farmhouse design with its distressed wood and black steel construction, it’s not flashy enough to stick out obtrusively amid your other furniture. The table is available in your choice of black, brown, or dark gray, so you’ll be able to easily match it to your space. Of course, the star feature here is the top drawer, which is actually hidden underneath the table’s surface. Flip it open, however, and you’ll find ample room, as well as an outlet with two plugs and two USB ports. Even when the drawer is closed, a small opening in the side lets your charging cables snake out, so you can keep your phone and other devices on the tabletop.

You can be certain that shoppers love these elements, plus they also rave about the end table’s versatility and how easy it is to assemble. “I didn’t think I’d be able to find such narrow nightstands that could squeeze into the small bed alcove that we have, but this fit the bill perfectly,” one reviewer noted. “They were a breeze to assemble, and unlike some other low-priced furniture items, the holes and screws actually all lined up, and the finished product was rock-solid stable.” Because the table is less than a foot wide, it can fit in narrow spaces, like behind or at the end of the couch or even in tight corners. Three substantial shelves make it a practical storage spot for all your movie-watching accessories, including snacks, drinks, the TV remote, and whatever else will fit. The downsides? We struggle to find any.