The expanding coffee table is the epitome of versatility and stylish living. With a number of options, most tables come with at least two leaves, allowing the opportunity for more guests and more hors d’oeuvres. Just pop the leaves open for more surface space, or away when not required, and it returns, instantly, to its regular size. Ideal for any interior, from chic modern penthouse, to country cabin, the expandable coffee table is an increasingly popular item.
In order to be recommended by Sofa Spring, all of our coffee tables must be checked over for a number of factors. These include:
- Ease of expanding – these expanding sections transition smoothly and quickly.
- Durability – you’ll use your coffee table daily, which is why we only suggest durable options.
- Style – this boils down to personal taste. Make sure to go with something that matches your current style.
- Quality – we make sure each suggestion offers top quality for the listed price.
- Seller’s reputation – our reputation depends on theirs so we make an effort to suggest reputable sellers.
The ones featured here, have all come through our criteria with flying colors.
Browse through our top picks in Jan, 2021:
1) TANGKULA Lift Top Coffee Table
You want both storage and style in one great coffee table, and this lift top coffee table by TANGKULA has that perfect combination. Design-wise this is second to none, and the little touches make this one of our top choices. Designed to last, it’s made of chipboard, solid wood, and metal for the most solid construction possible. The triple-divided shelf below provides interest as well as functionality, while the lift-up expanding top not only offers extra space but changes the appearance as well. It’s like you get two great coffee tables for the price and space of one!
2) WLive Lift Top Coffee Table with Storage
Metamorphic furniture has always been popular, and we can see why. It’s like getting more than one piece of furniture for the price and space of one. You get a tremendous amount of functionality while still saving space. However, they can be flimsy if not built right. Fortunately, this wood lift top coffee table by WLIVE is well-built. In one guise, a beautiful coffee table, with natural style and elegance. Then, instantly transformed into a two-tier, floating shelf wonder. Made with E1 particle board, it’s strong and lightweight at the same time. You get more space and more storage, thus more perfection!
3) YAHEETECH Lift Top Coffee Table with Storage
Offering both storage and a great area for work, this metamorphic coffee table has it all. With a display shelf, smooth lifting mechanism, and an almost French-style chicness, this is the perfect addition to the contemporary home. You can see right there on the picture that this coffee table has many uses. It’s not just a centerpiece for your living room, but it can also be used as an office table for your laptop, a tray for your party foods, and so on. There are also protective foam pads that can be attacked between the table top and legs to make sure you don’t make noise when you fold and unfold the top, as well as protect the wood over time.
Can a coffee table be too low?
When sitting on the sofa, if you have to lean forward to the point it becomes uncomfortable, then your coffee table may be too low. However, like most things involving interior design, it's mainly down to personal taste.
What's the best wood for a coffee table?
The most popular woods for a coffee table are hardwoods such as oak, maple or walnut. These woods are both hardwearing and stylish, making them the perfect choice.
How far should a coffee table be from a couch?
Where you position your coffee table depends the size of your living room, and its intended use. Coffee tables placed in the center of the room make a great focal point, whereas close to the couch means that your cup of java is always within arms reach!
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