Side tables might be small but they’re an essential part of a functional furniture arrangement. These helpful accents are always there to hold your hot cup of tea, to provide a resting place for the television remote, to hold magazines for your guests to peruse, and to serve as a convenient platform for your well-chosen table lamps. In this post, we’ve collected our favorite modern side tables for every room in the home – from stately picks for the living room to stylish bedside accents and every space in between. Find the perfect fit for your decor with the side table ideas and inspiration below.
Modern White Side Table with Gold Top: Small side tables offer a tasteful way to explore bold decor themes without investing in a complete decor transformation. This beautiful design pairs a minimalistic white base with glamorous gold for a high-end look that will complement a wide range of modern decor themes.
White Modern Side Table with Drawers: Looking for a side table design that can help get living space clutter under control? This gorgeous design features three drawers equipped with quiet metal glides, making it easy to store away essentials and accessories for easy retrieval when you need them. Choose from three colorways.
Transparent Acrylic and Brass Side Table: Enjoy spacious surface area and ample storage space all wrapped in a light, breezy aesthetic. This sophisticated side table by Jonathan Adler is crafted from transparent acrylic with brushed brass accents – it’s sure to make a tremendous visual impression without feeling imposing.
Modern Nesting Lucite Side Table Set: Double up your surface area while conserving precious floorspace with this flexible nesting side table set. Both pieces are made from transparent Lucite for a weightless aesthetic, the bold side accents finished with brass. Use together or apart.
Electrum Small Modern Side Table: Rods of polished nickel and radiant brass come together to create the swirling, mesmerizing base of the Electrum side table by Jonathan Adler. This piece makes a bold visual impact yet maintains a conservative footprint, the glass tabletop making it the perfect landing for a chilled cocktail.
Modern Glass Side Table with Peacock Base: With its beautifully sculpted peacock-shaped base, this dramatic side table can also double as a work of art worth displaying anywhere in the home. This exciting design is finished in a burnished brass, topped with a thick glass tabletop for excellent resilience.
Modern Gold Side Table with Marble Top: Hammered gold discs give this round side table a strong textural aesthetic, sure to serve as a true statement piece in any setting. This table is topped with polished white marble for high-end appeal that guests can see and feel.
Acrylic Pedestal Modern Side Table: This smart minimalist side table features glamorous undertones thanks to its gleaming combination of glasslike acrylic and gold detailing. Because this table measures at only 12 inches in diameter, it’s a great selection for small spaces.
Modern C Shaped Side Table with Marble: C-shaped side tables are a smart space-saving solution, the low base able to tuck beneath furniture while bringing the table surface closer to the person who is using it. Use while working from home, reading a book, or writing notes.
Tall Modern Side Table with Lamp: Love the convenience of table lamps but don’t want to sacrifice the surface area of your side tables? This two-in-one design is a serious space-saver. Equip with a single E26-base bulb to illuminate your radiant brass side table in style.
Adler Modern Brass Side Table: Let luxurious materials take center stage with the striking Brass Teardrop table by Jonathan Adler. Each piece features exquisitely smooth, continuous forms finished in brushed brass. Invest in one or make a creative composition with multiple – together, these pieces make an artful alternative to a traditional cocktail table.
Plinth Modern Marble Side Table: Plinth is an iconic table by Norm Architects that showcases the beauty of a timeless material in a smart modern form. This luxurious marble side table is available in two sizes and four beautiful stone options sure to provide a lifetime of enjoyment with proper upkeep and care.
Sculptural Modern White Side Table: With rich textures finding renewed prominence in the modern design lexicon, this perfectly on-trend side table is sure to delight. This piece features a sculptural pedestal base in a pitted concrete texture. A smooth glass tabletop stands in smooth contrast.
Faux Marble Modern Square Side Table: Make a bold geometric statement with this spacious square side table design. The base is made from sturdy metal in a smooth black finish, the tabletop made from a faux marble resin for practical everyday durability.
Sculpted Modern Black Side Table: Sculpted from sturdy solid oak, this beautiful side table boasts the rich organic charm of natural wood grain with the smart modern treatment of a silky black finish. Use this artful design in a prominent placement.
Geometric Modern Black Side Table: Perfect for postmodern interior themes, this geometric side table is sure to capture attention with its stacked cylinder silhouette. The soft texture of natural wood grain shines through the rich black finish.
Modern Industrial Side Table with Locker: Complete your industrial living room theme with a side table with storage that boasts a playful aesthetic with smart functionality. This piece is made to look just like a metal storage locker – and it functions like one too. Behind the lockable door, two shelves provide space for easy organization.
Modern Narrow Side Table Set: Expand your table selection while enjoying space-saving design with this modern nesting table set. Each set includes three narrow side tables that can fit easily almost anywhere. Between uses, all three can be nested together to free up floorspace as needed.
HAY Bowler Modern Side Table: Designed by Shane Schneck for HAY, the Bowler Side Table makes a bold impression with its weighty granite base that helps to hold the table nice and steady. Choose from a diverse spectrum of colorways to best flatter your modern decor theme.
Modern Metal Side Table with Handle: Don’t Leave Me is a stylish modern side table made with convenient portability in mind. This lightweight design features a stable tripod base and a convenient handle, the tabletop lightly lipped with a ridge to keep small items contained on the surface. Choose from an array of playful colorways.
Peacock Green Modern Side Table: Arteriors introduces the Uma side table as an exciting way to bring glossy lacquered textures and brilliant contemporary color to the modern interior. This design is finished in a rich peacock green over a bold geometric form. To preserve the high-gloss finish, always use a coaster when placing a drink on this artistic accent.
Ripple Postmodern Side Table: The perfect complement for interior themes like postmodern and Memphis, this playful side table features a whimsical wave silhouette all finished in a high-gloss lacquer. Leave empty or use the center of the cube as an open storage shelf. Choose from white or blue finishes.
Blue Modern Acrylic Side Table: This hourglass-shaped side table is crafted from sturdy translucent acrylic in a spectacular turquoise blue, darker on one end and lighter on the other. Use as a flattering complement to a Pop Art decor theme.
Blue Glass Modern Pedestal Side Table: This creative side table is crafted from glass and accented with radiant gold for a luxurious gleam. Measuring at only 18 inches in height, this small side table is ideal for placement near low-profile furniture or in accent placements throughout the home.
Silver and Black Glass Modern Side Table: Radiant chrome finishes and black glass shelves combine to give this side table a smart minimalist look, ideal for interiors that blend glamorous and industrial themes. Use the lower shelves for decorative display or storage.
Silver Drip Modern Tall Side Table: This creative abstract side table is a work of art sure to capture attention from any angle. This piece features a polished chrome structure that appears to drip from the round glass tabletop, its weightless appearance well-balanced for everyday practicality.
Mirrored Cube Modern Side Table: Chic and simple – this striking side table is mirrored on every side, lending a glamorous gleam for contemporary decor themes. This table measures at 20 inches across and 24 inches in height.
Transparent Glass Modern Side Table: Minimalism and geometric themes meet with this creative contemporary side table design. This piece is made from thick glass that has been shaped into a convenient side table, the bend in the base serving as the perfect storage space for your favorite magazines or coffee table books.
Modern Grey Side Table with Pet Bed: This modern side table offers a unique approach to multipurpose functionality. This table is made with a grey-painted MDF tabletop supported by strong metal framing that loops overtop to serve as a convenient handle. Below, a felt basket made from recycled polyester felt serves as an alluring bed for your cat or dog. No pets? The basket is perfect for organizing items like throw blankets or children’s toys as well.
Umbra Modern Side Table with Storage: This affordable modern side table includes convenient built-in cable management so that you can charge devices while preserving the chic minimalistic look of your contemporary decor theme. Use the oval-shaped storage basket to organize books or tech accessories.
Wood and White Modern Round Side Table: Sweet and simple! This inexpensive side table offers a bright and uplifting look for interior themes like minimalist, Scandinavian hygge, and more. The base is made from pine wood, the tabletop and feet caps finished in white.
White Mid Century Modern Side Table: This simple side table draws inspiration from mid-century modern styling and contemporary Scandinavian design trends. The legs feature a breezy natural wood finish while the drawers are finished in matte white. Use to keep your living space or bedside neat and organized.
Modern Triple Pedestal Side Table: A creative three-pillar base makes wood side table stand out while its smoothly sculpted construction provides a warm and minimalistic look that coordinates easily with a wide variety of modern interior themes.
Round Modern Oak Side Table: The creative Disco side table by Antrei Hartikainen features refined curves, the tabletop and pedestal just barely making contact at the center to create an illusion of impossible balance. However, both portions are fixed together for sturdy stability.
White and Wood Modern Square Side Table: Square metal framing is held together by strips of palomino leather, the table topped with durable oak in a light finish – a creative palette of materials that opens the door for creative coordination possibilities. Use to unify a tonal living room theme.
Small Modern Side Table with Magazine Rack: Coffee table books and design magazines are often purchased for aesthetics just as much as they are for entertainment value – and this lacquered oak side table by legendary designer Jens Risom makes it easy to display your favorites.
Small Carved Wood Modern Side Table: This artfully carved side table features a cool twisted silhouette sure to fascinate guests, the surface neatly polished for a smart modern finish. This piece measures at 12 inches across and 18 in height for easy placement.
Modern Wood Pedestal Side Table: Crafted from solid mango wood, this compact pedestal table features a smart faceted silhouette for eye-catching modern appeal. The cognac finish pictured here is perfect for mid-century interior themes, while the optional whitewashed finish is ideal for interiors that lean more toward modern farmhouse.
Mid Century Modern Round Side Table: This small mid-century side table stands on three elegantly tapered legs in a dark brown finish, also available in a light natural wood theme. Each colorway is topped with resilient faux marble for a high-end look on an accessible budget.
Modern Walnut Side Table with Storage: Keep essentials tucked neatly away with this unique storage table concept from Burrow. Rather than offering a drawer or a cabinet, this piece features a large hidden compartment accessible by lifting away the tabletop panels. Choose between two finish options and two leg styles.
Hairpin Mid Century Modern Side Table: Fun hairpin legs give this small side table a charming mid-century modern aesthetic that also fits equally well with urban industrial decor themes. Complete the set by investing in the matching coffee table.
Modern Rustic Side Table with Drawer: Distressed acacia wood stands in exciting contrast to the sleek metal framing that supports this distinctive side table. It’s a fantastic mix of rustic and contemporary elements in one. Use to complement interior themes like modern farmhouse or modern industrial.
Nesting Modern Farmhouse Sie Table Set: Instant coordination is yours to enjoy with this handsome nesting table set of three. Each table is topped with reclaimed pine with a convenient lipped edge, perched atop a minimalistic iron base. This set is ideal for industrial and bohemian chic interior themes.
Faux Wood Modern Concrete Side Table: Want the natural look of wood with all the advantages of sturdy concrete construction? This geometric side table is made from weather-resistant cement for use indoors and outdoors alike.
Geometric Modern Wood Side Table: Solid teak makes the Lolani side table an especially resilient selection that will only grow more beautiful with age. Each table boasts a strong geometric silhouette for smart modern appeal.
BHG Modern Farmhouse Side Table: Store away clutter, charge your devices, and keep essentials within reach with this unique modern farmhouse side table from Better Homes & Gardens. This piece is perfect for use as a living room end table or a rustic bedside table.
Round Modern Side Table with Storage: This simple side table features a round storage basket at the bottom, perfect for organizing soft items like throw blankets or accessories like game controllers and charging cords. Choose from three adaptable colorways.
Grey Mid Century Modern Side Table: Complete your living room or bedroom furniture theme with a convenient table that can keep clutter tucked neatly away. A mid-century modern silhouette gives this table a fun retro flair while the light grey finish lends a subtle rustic touch. This piece is also available in white, black, and medium brown.
Round Industrial Modern Side Table: Bold metal framing gives this small round side table a smart industrial look. Choose from five adaptable colorways, from glamorous marble and gold to industrial concrete. Use as an end table near a sofa, a minimalist bedside table in the bedroom, or let its versatility shine anywhere in the home.
Black Modern Patio Side Table: Outdoor spaces deserve smart modern furniture as well. This accent table is crafted with a textural matte black base with a faux wood tabletop sure to resist the effects of weather and wear throughout each season.
Concrete Modern Outdoor Side Table: This stylish outdoor side table features a bold drum-shaped silhouette for smart minimalistic appeal. Although the concrete finish makes this design look especially heavy, its hollow construction allows for easy handling. Rope handles add a soft coastal look.