End table with storage - 20 Best detailed reviews

Firstly, why are a couple of end tables a must to accompany your coffee table in the living room?

Firstly, you got the name right. It’s an end table that you’re thinking of, not a side table or an accent table. We don’t mean to come across as the furniture police but they’re all different trying to accomplish different things for your living room. An end table is the one that goes at the end of your couch or sectional. It is most effective when it it close to the same height as that of your couch or sectional. Some of the reasons why they’re so popular are:

  1. They’re more accessible than your coffee table. With a slight of your hand, your drink is in your hand. Another slight and your snack plate is out of your way
  2. You can each have one of your own. Whether you live with someone or have friends over, you get the corner seat on the couch, you get an end table all to yourself, and that’s convenient
  3. Conversely, it keeps your coffee table clutter-free and always good looking. Yes, we admit the coffee table is the more important eye-candy of the living room. And that is all the more reason to have a couple of end tables tucked around for more frequent use and mess. Read about and find your best options for coffee tables for sectional sofas, for recliner sofas or just with good storage. Bonus: Make things more interesting, see if you should buy an ottoman instead of a coffee table!
  4. They are important for the completeness and aesthetics of the living room. A pair of end tables to the coffee table are like those matching earrings to a necklace. Not compulsory, but surely a great idea.
  5. There are a few very trendy designs available out there that multiply the utility of end tables. Check out this post where we discussed end/side tables that slide under the couch and can be your snack table or work station when you’re on your couch.
end table with storage
end table with storage

End table with storage
1. Shelves only (for decor only)
2.Dhelf and drawer (decor plus actual storage)

Why an end table with storage drawers and/or shelves?

Of course everyone likes and prefers as much storage as they can get. One could simply buy a spacious cabinet of a chest of drawers to get a lot more storage. There are several additional reasons why specifically an end table with storage is a good idea for your living room:

  1. The coffee table gets to share the burden around. Not just of table aesthetics, but also it can carry less stuff. It can look cleaner, more minimal. One centerpiece decor with a couple of books to really draw appreciation rather than multiple decor items, several books and daily household items temporarily (yeah right!) residing there
  2. You could actually go for a modern or contemporary coffee table. It needn’t be held back with utility expectations such as storage. Its goal could be singular, that to look breath-taking
  3. An end table with storage also means the top of the end table is open to be used to display small decor. Much like the necklace and earrings analogy we discussed above, it would be far more pleasing to the eye if the coffee table top and one/both end table tops were part of a decor theme. You could use the shelves and drawers for actual utility

You get our point. End table – good. End table with storage – goooooood!

Let’s get down to the actual fun stuff. We’ve curated a great and slightly long list of reviews (we got carried away!) for you to choose an end table from. We’ve tried to bucket them into groups but the overarching theme is you can’t go wrong with any one of them. Pick a color, pick a design, pick a storage style you like and order it home! Find some expert views on how to pick small tables for your living room!

End table with storage - 10 best value options

We’ve divided our list into two broad categories. First, we’ve got you covered if you need a great looking end table with storage that is affordable and great value for money. Here are our 10 best picks. Look out for spacious storage, options with power strips to recharge your devices, sub-$200 and even sub-$100 tables and always, stunning looks and reliable quality:

The WOW:

  • The best product in this section by far. Perfect LRT score.
  • High quality finish, vintage look. Superior engineered wood used
  • Has a power strip to charge your devices
  • Has a pull out tray for devices as they’re getting charged
  • Spacious cabinet for storage
  • Easy assembly. Multiple colors to choose from

The MEH:

  • None really.

LRT score: 10/10

The WOW:

  • Best looking compact end table in this list
  • Drawer for storage with double doors. Extremely unique look for an end table
  • Sturdy and high quality build
  • Seller offers two colors. Both great for most living rooms
  • Easy to assemble

The MEH:

  • Not much to complain about. Not real wood which is typical at this price point

LRT score: 9/10

The WOW:

  • Handsome looking traditional end table. Multiple colors available
  • Hand applied finish for upscale and elegant look
  • Ample storage space in the cabinet
  • Pull out drawer with two cup-holders and a remote slot!
  • Power strip with 3 plug points and 2 USB ports to recharge your devices!

The MEH:

  • Not real wood, expected at this price. Hand applied wood finish smell might linger for a few days after unboxing.

LRT score: 9/10

The WOW:

  • The name says it all. Multi-utility end table with storage, an attached lamp
  • Power strip has USB port as well as a plug point
  • Seller offers three different colors to choose from
  • Warm white LED light is included
  • Comes with three-year manufacturer warranty! Not everyday do you come across those at such a price point

The MEH:

  • Medium sized, and of course, not real wood.

LRT score: 9/10

The WOW:

  • Smart and sturdy look.
  • A shelf and a drawer for decor and storage items
  • Seller has multiple color options available for you to choose from
  • Seems trivial, but the drawer knob looks top of the range

The MEH:

  • The height is on the shorter side. Check before buying

LRT score: 8/10

The WOW:

  • Narrower top shelf, more roomy bottom shelf, good sized sehlves overall
  • Sturdy, solid metal frame. Easy to assemble
  • Looks several times worth its real price at least
  • Seller offers two rich colors, would go well in most living rooms

The MEH:

  • Not real wood, which is to be expected at this price
  • Decor ‘storage’ only. Things you’d like to keep on display as no drawers

LRT score: 8/10

The WOW:

  • Modern trendy look, great color tones to go with most couches and living room furniture
  • Round engineered wood top, unique fabric storage which is removable
  • Extremely high value for money at this price point
  • Easy to assemble

The MEH:

  • Not real wood, fabric storage needs to be your style

LRT score: 8/10

The WOW:

  • Rich and elegant look and color
  • Two storage sections, can be used for true storage or decor, with or without baskets.
  • Baskets are included and are fold-able
  • Users report it looks much better than it costs
  • Easy to assemble

The MEH:

  • AS expected, not real wood. Average basket quality

LRT score: 8/10

The WOW:

  • A very classy vintage look
  • The washed color adds a lot of character to the living room
  • Storage drawer and shelves with baskets. High utility
  • Seller offers several color options to choose from
  • No assembly required! Comes as seen in images

The MEH:

  • Top drawer is a little stiff to open and close when new. Becomes better with use. Also, not real wood as expected at this price

LRT score: 8/10

The WOW:

  • A cool modern looking 3-tier shelf end table!
  • Alternating shelf design facing forward and backwards, adds personality to itself and your living room
  • Large spaces for storage on all tiers. Could hold a basket or two
  • Very durable and sturdy. Looks worth a  lot more than it costs
  • Easy to assemble

The MEH:

  • Not real wood, expected at this price. Open storage only

LRT score: 8/10

End table with storage - 10 best modern & luxury list

Secondly, if you’re looking for an end table with storage that will also add substantial oomph to your living room, leave your guests dazzled and make you come across as a high end, savvy interior designer, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of up-scale and luxury end tables from boutique and exclusive brands that will also not cost you a kidney. Each of these have a sleek and contemporary design and are made from the highest quality materials. You won’t find these on the usual large and common e-commerce websites. We’ll be upfront, we couldn’t find many ‘MEH’s and nitpicks in this list (except they cost you a bit). Beauty is subjective and if something catches your fancy, order a couple without hesitation, make them a part of your living room. We vouch for the quality and durability of these items.

Is it worth spending on a luxury end table with storage?

It’s a fair question to think about. Should one really spend $400-$800 on a furniture item that is also available for $100-$200? At Living Room Things, we don’t believe the answer is ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Surprise surprise, it is ‘it depends’. And we’d like to share some pointers how we think about our own personal furniture decisions and hope that can be of some value to you:

1. We ask ourselves, how many years are we going to stay in this house. If it’s less than 3, we will likely go for the affordably-priced furniture.
2. Did we recently splurge on another furniture item in the house, living room or bedroom or kitchen etc? If yes, then we would consider going for a premium luxury end table. (What! Double splurge?!) Well, the idea being we’re in the midst of upgrading our lifestyle. It is possible that we’re gradually upgrading our furniture from our earlier years and it is time our house looks the part of where we are in life.
3. Have we recently bought our own house? If yes, definitely buy the luxury end table with storage. We want to use it for the next few decades and it’s looks and quality should last. You won’t get that with an affordable purchase
4. Finally, and this is our favorite, is an occasion coming up? A birthday in the family, your anniversary or even valentine’s day? Spend the money on something long-lasting and utilitarian instead of something fleeting. Invest in a high-end piece of furniture and make your day especially special.

If any of the points above have made you consider treating yourself to something special, check our luxury end table with storage list out. Be amazed!

The WOW:

  • One of the nicest most upscale looking end tables on this list
  • Pure walnut wood, smooth lacquer and metal frame
  • Metal frame is slender steel, lends a ‘floating’ appearance to the table
  • A drawer and a shelf. Stunning looks and high utility!

The MEH:

  • None, has the perfect LRT score

LRT score: 10/10

The WOW:

  • Designed by Jonathan Adler, whose motto is ‘if your heirs won’t fight over it, we won’t make it’. We believe him.
  • Polished nickel frame, white lacquer cabinet, lucite knob
  • Self-closing drawer! Screams luxury
  • Drawer and a shelf. High utility as well as stunning looks.

The MEH:

  •  Expensive, though justified. Perfect LRT score

LRT score: 10/10

The WOW:

  • Dashing look, natural walnut finished wood top. Very posh
  • Two drawers for high storage utility
  • Metal frame with plastic bumpers at the bottom of legs to protect hardwood floors
  • Versatile color that would go well in most living rooms

The MEH:

  •  None, really! It’s raining perfect LRT scores!

LRT score: 10/10

The WOW:

  • Made from original oak wood, with black satin finish
  • Contrasting and stunning rose gold drawer handle
  • Monolithic, monochromatic design and appearance
  • Matching metal frame. A couple of these in your living room would add a lot of presence
  • Drawer plus shelf. High utility
  • Plastic bumpers at the bottom to protect hardwood floors 

The MEH:

  • Absolutely none. Another perfect LRT score

LRT score: 10/10

The WOW:

  • Original mango wood table top and drawer
  • Stunning ‘slab-of-stone’ look and color. Would go well with most living rooms
  • Slim iron frame gives it a ‘floating’ appearance
  • Spacious drawer for storage
  • 1-year warranty from the manufacturer

The MEH:

  •  None, really!

LRT score: 9/10

The WOW:

  • Made of solid oak and steel
  • Danish minimalist design. Stunning. And screams luxury
  • Has a hidden USB hub to charge your devices
  • Available in two colors. Relatively most affordable in this list
  • 5-years warranty from the manufacturer. That’s confidence!

The MEH:

  •  Storage shelf is on the smaller side.

LRT score: 9/10

The WOW:

  • Looks straight out of a celebrity’s living room
  • Designed by Jonathan Adler, whose motto is ‘if your heirs won’t fight over it, we won’t make it’. We believe him.
  • Door can be hinged to open left or right
  • Opens up to a shelf that divides interior into two sections. Good utility
  • Table gleams in glossy white lacquer, polished nickel and clear lucite (knob). Again, screams luxury

The MEH:

  •  Expensive even for this list. Notice the four $$

LRT score: 9/10

The WOW:

  • Elegant piece, made from real ash wood with walnut finish
  • Drawer and shelf, ample storage, high utility
  • Plastic bumpers at the bottom of legs to protect hardwood floors
  • Versatile color that would go well in most living rooms

The MEH:

  •  None. Handsome and useful end table

LRT score: 9/10

The WOW:

  • Real plywood top and bottom shelf
  • Walnut and water based coating finish
  • Surrounding wire-frame makes for a varied versatile storage area
  • Stainless steel frame
  • Bumpers on the bottom of the frame to protect hardwood floors
  • Fold-able, stack-able and a breeze to assemble

The MEH:

  • None, except maybe the price.

LRT score: 9/10

The WOW:

  • A very unique cut-circular design
  • Available in 4 impressive colors including olive, oblivion and putty. The one in the image is copper pot
  • Relatively the most affordable in this list.
  • Super easy assembly

The MEH:

  • Have to choose an apt color from the options. Not every option would go well with every living room

LRT score: 8/10

To date, our team has spent the highest amount of time on this article compared to any other we’ve published on this website. Do please take a pause and give that a thought. We know our readers need an end table with storage. Just an end table! But nothing is too small or less significant in our minds and opinions. We strive to help you assemble the best living room you can. And the difference between ‘great’ and ‘the best’ is the latter has accounted for every last detail. We hope this article helps your living room be ‘the best’. There are 20 great products we’ve listed and reviewed for you and we’re hopeful you’ve fallen in love with one, if not many. Go get it!
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