Coffee Table With Storage


One of the biggest design trends in furniture is incorporating storage solutions for the customer. This transforms the furniture into a multi-functional piece that adds even more value in the home. We see this often in coffee tables. There's a great selection from trunks to ottomans that offer compartments for books, magazines, toys, dvds or whatever your heart desires. They can range from $300 to $500 depending on the style.

As you know, I'm always on the quest to get the biggest bang for your buck, so here's a great idea to get the same look and function for less. Featured in the photo, I used two end tables for less than $10 each and placed them side by side. Then I added a storage cube underneath that I bought for less $20.00 each from a discount department store. The cubes come in many colors: brown, pink, black and lime green, so it's a fun way to add a splash of color in any room. I love how the brown and lime green combination looks. Entire cost for this coffee table was less than $60.00!

It's a perfect solution for homeowners that are looking to add storage in a family room, living room, den or playroom. The added bonus, especially if you have children, is that the storage cube can also double as a seat and they can use the table top for arts and crafts, while storing crayons, coloring books and supplies inside the cube. No need to have a separate toddler table in the family room that might otherwise look as if it belongs in a playroom. These ideas keep the entire family organized.