10 Ways to Get More Storage Out of Your Coffee Table

Whether you DIY or buy, this piece of furniture is the ultimate multitasker.

Whether you DIY or buy, this piece of furniture is the ultimate multitasker.

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<p>A lift-up tabletop not only adds extra space underneath, but can also double as a (stylish) TV tray table. </p><p><em>$600, </em><a href="http://www.westelm.com/products/rustic-storage-coffee-table-g569/" target="_blank"><em>West Elm</em></a></p>
Flip Top

A lift-up tabletop not only adds extra space underneath, but can also double as a (stylish) TV tray table.

$600,

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madeline stuart coffee table
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Double Decker

This glass-and-brass piece doubles the real-estate for table-styling pros. "It's solid, but it looks light," says designer Madeline Stuart. "And j'adore that lower shelf!"

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<p>A vintage letterpress table can showcase tiny collections — think seashells, matchbox cars, and jewelry — while looking entirely organized. </p><p><em>$850, <a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/xenasdad?ref=l2-shopheader-name" target="_blank">Etsy</a></em><a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/xenasdad?ref=l2-shopheader-name" target="_blank"></a></p>
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Printer's Tray

A vintage letterpress table can showcase tiny collections — think seashells, matchbox cars, and jewelry — while looking entirely organized.

$850,

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<p>For those with nothing to hide, an acrylic cube can artfully house coffee table books while keeping the surface clear for drinks and knick-knacks. </p><p><em>$480, </em><a href="http://www.cb2.com/mod-locker/s652395" target="_blank"><em>CB2</em></a></p>
Clear Cube

For those with nothing to hide, an acrylic cube can artfully house coffee table books while keeping the surface clear for drinks and knick-knacks.

$480,

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<p>This <a href="http://miescisko.info/shopping/furniture/news/a3710/coffee-table-for-messy-people/" target="_blank">clever table</a>, aptly called the Times 4, has a wooden table top that rotates to reveal and hide different compartments. </p><p><em>$1,620</em><em>, <a href="http://www.polit.fr/eshop/28-times-4.html" target="_blank">Polit</a></em></p>
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Lazy Susan

This clever table, aptly called the Times 4, has a wooden table top that rotates to reveal and hide different compartments.

$1,620,

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<p>Update a classic trundle with knobs — without committing to tiny drawers that don't even fit the remote.</p><p><em><a href="http://www.killerbdesigns.com/apothecary-trundle-coffee-table-or-toy-box/" target="_blank">See more at Killer B Designs »</a></em></p>
Apothecary Chest

Update a classic trundle with knobs — without committing to tiny drawers that don't even fit the remote.

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<p>These shipping staples are a surprisingly helpful base for <a target="_blank" href="http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/craft-ideas/how-to/g1200/diy-pallet-ideas/">many DIY projects</a>. Stack two together to create cubbies for books and board games.</p><p><a href="http://palletfurniturediy.com/pallet-table/diy-industrial-pallet-coffee-table-with-wheels/" target="_blank"><em>See more at Pallet Furniture DIY »</em></a><br></p>
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Pair of Pallets

These shipping staples are a surprisingly helpful base for . Stack two together to create cubbies for books and board games.


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<p>Architects use these slim drawers to house blueprints. In the living room, flat files make better storage for trashy magazines you don't want guests to see. </p><p><a href="http://www.nimidesign.com/category/furniture/page/4/" target="_blank"><em>See more at Nimi Design »</em></a></p>
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Flat File Drawers

Architects use these slim drawers to house blueprints. In the living room, flat files make better storage for trashy magazines you don't want guests to see.

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<p>This classic <a href="http://miescisko.info/home-remodeling/diy-projects/g2391/coffee-table-alternatives" target="_blank">coffee table swap</a> doubles down on the charm with the addition of some adorable feet — and provides the perfect spot for extra blankets and pillows.</p><p><em><a target="_blank" href="http://www.iheartnaptime.net/how-to-make-rugs/">See more at</a> </em><em><a target="_blank" href="http://www.iheartnaptime.net/how-to-make-rugs/">I Heart Naptime »</a></em><span></span></p>
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Vintage Trunk

This classic coffee table swap doubles down on the charm with the addition of some adorable feet — and provides the perfect spot for extra blankets and pillows.

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<p>Flipped on their sides, four wooden bins turn into an architecturally <a href="http://miescisko.info/home-remodeling/diy-projects/g2391/coffee-table-alternatives" target="_blank">cool table</a> and provide extra cubbies.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.hometalk.com/3169908/coffee-table-from-crates"><em>See more at Hometalk »</em></a></p>
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A Few Crates

Flipped on their sides, four wooden bins turn into an architecturally cool table and provide extra cubbies.

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