Lift Top Coffee Table

A rectangular coffee table

If you are in the market for a new coffee table, a lift top coffee table may be the perfect choice for you.

Not Just a Coffee Table

Coffee tables, sometimes referred to as cocktail tables, are found in almost every living room or den. They generally take a place of honor in front of the couch or a set of chairs to hold your coffee cups, books and magazines. Although some coffee tables of the past feature a top that opens to show a trunk-like storage space within, most coffee tables have top surfaces that remain stable.

A relatively new type of coffee table is rapidly growing in popularity. They have tops that lift so that the coffee tables can double as multi-purpose tables. There are also some that feature hidden storage compartments that are revealed when the tabletop is lifted. Most of the coffee tables with hidden storage space have neatly divided sections, making it easy to keep the contents well organized.

The Multi-Purpose Lift Top Coffee Table

Whether or not the table you choose features a hidden storage compartment, the raised top serves many purposes depending on your specific lifestyle. For example, the raised top:

  • Makes a great place to have a meal without having to bend over a traditional low coffee table
  • Is a wonderful place for children and adults to play a game without needing to sit on the floor
  • Makes working on a laptop easier, eliminating hunched over shoulders and muscle cramps
  • Doubles as a desk for doing homework

Styles, Shapes and Designs

The functional lift top table is available in a wide array of styles, sizes and designs. Whether you love the look of Victorian furniture or prefer pieces with ultra-modern lines, there are coffee tables with lift tops that will complement your décor. If you have a very large room and prefer an oversized coffee table or you're limited in space and need an apartment sized table, you will not have any difficulty finding one that fits your needs.

Lift top cocktail, or coffee, tables are offered in a wide variety of styles, shapes and designs to easily fit into any type of room setting.


  • Round
  • Oval
  • Square
  • Rectangular
  • Thee-sided
  • Kidney shaped
  • Pie shaped
  • Five-sided
  • Multi-sided


  • Modern
  • Contemporary
  • Mission
  • Victorian
  • Country
  • Traditional


  • Wood including oak, cherry and beech
  • Tempered glass and wood
  • Steel and wood
  • Leather and wood
  • Mirror and wood

Examples of Coffee Tables with Lift Tops

The following are several examples of these beautiful and versatile coffee tables:

Find Coffee Tables with Lift Tops Online

Available at most brick and mortar furniture stores, coffee tables with lift tops are also offered at many online businesses. The following is a small sampling of the many online furniture retailers offering these elegant multi-purpose tables.

  • The Home Gallery Stores offers free shipping on most furniture pieces and carries raised top coffee tables by Lane and Nuance
  • Hayneedlee offers shoppers beautiful lift top tables by Turner, Jofran and the Steve Silver Company

Coffee tables with lift tops are also available from websites of major online companies such as:

  • Amazon
  • Overstock
  • Sam's Club
  • Walmart
  • Target

Update Your Space

Adding a lift top coffee table to your home furnishings is an excellent way to update a room while adding a beautiful piece of furniture that is both versatile and functional.

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