One of the biggest takeaways from this past year has been learning the value of a good functional table. Whether you are setting up a home studio or office, a work/play area for your little one or simply redoing your living space– we’ve got you covered. Functionality never goes out of style; the aesthetics, however, often need a bit of an upgrade. From modern deco to traditional designs, our list of multi-purpose tables is solid and will support you in making a decision you won’t regret. From centre tables that can oscillate between a child’s play table or snack station for guests to side tables that can bring dead spaces to life, just keep scrolling.
Functionality Meets Aesthetics: 9 Multi-Purpose Tables To Buy Online
Foldable Breakfast Table by Chumbak
In their signature styles, these tray tables come in bright colours and print style designs of little objects like tea cups, breakfast goodies or even a little forest. More budget-friendly, these tables doubled as excellent desks for working from home in the early lockdown stages. Compact, tasteful and multi-functional this table is great for a sweet breakfast in bed surprise or a relaxed work-from-bed experience.
Favourite Feature: They come in fun colours and designs and can be folded for easy storage.
Price: INR 1,797
Ray-Tray by Savana Living
Originally designed to be used in the kitchen, this pure mango tray set made of wood is a great organiser cum stand. However we think it can also bring some order to your bathroom or linen closet. In addition to a small-flat table-top, it comes with a square tray, extra space for small knick-knacks or spicy jars and a little rope meshed bottom.
Favourite Feature: The generous little compartments in addition to the tray make it a perfect organiser because not everything nice comes in squares and rectangles.
Price: INR 2,950
Noble Tray Table by FabIndia
A taller variation of the breakfast-in-bed table, this classic dark wood piece can be used in your living room to serve snacks or turned into a bar table when you have guests over. Once they leave it can go back to holding odds and ends at the entryway to your home.
Favourite Feature: Compact and foldable, it’s great if you already have a house full or simply like your furniture minimalist.
Price: INR 7,900
Panna Cotta Tables by the Purple Turtles
A simple, sturdy black metal table can often be the solution for a home with both outdoor and indoor seating. The sturdy material makes it ideally for both indoor and outdoor conditions. This is a perfect side table if you tend to work from your bed or couch and need a flat, stable space to keep your coffee or snack. Bonus- this table is available in two sizes!
Favourite Feature: If you’re still figuring out an aesthetic for your home or already have too many loud decor pieces, this simple table can blend in easily and resolve your storage needs with subtlety. On the other hand if you already have a clear aesthetic in place, it can also bring out soft furnishings that have bold prints or make your mono-tone theme look chic.
Price: INR 11,000 onwards
The Three-Legged Pattu Table from Alankaram
Named after the Sanskrit word for mushrooms, the ‘pattu’ table has three plates and three legs; this means your table surface area has been pre-cut into three sections. Whether you want to arrange an activity for a toddler while you work, or snacks for guests this festive season— it is a solid addition to your home.
Favourite Feature: The ‘pattu’ table comes in two variations– one with rimmed edges and one with flat edges– allowing you to choose whether you want this table to store knick knacks or display things without compromising on aesthetics.
Price: INR 57800
Honeycomb Coffee Table by Gulmohar Lane
Made of solid wood, this wooden table inspired by a honeycomb makes for a good center or side table. It also doubles as a little footstool when kept beside largers sofas and couches. It’s a single colored elegant piece that can easily complement your existing home decor. It’s also a great way to organize a terrace garden full of little succulents and plant babies.
Favourite Feature: It's buildable! If you buy multiples of this coffee table you can create your very own honeycomb to display books, magazines or even serve up some coffee on top of it.
Price: INR 11,900 + GST
Stanza Table by Mohh
Made from metal and acacia wood, this movable table comes with a lot of storage. It’s almost like a desk on wheels with three drawers offering ample storage while working from home. Once you’re done, the table can be folded down and the table goes back to looking like a storage cabinet in your home.
Favourite Feature: With it’s neat foldable feature and wheels, this table definitely has the potential to moonlight as a bar cart.
Price: INR 13,599
The Tapa Side Tables from Min Studio
Based out of Ahmedabad, this brand currently taking orders largely over Instagram has created a series of triangular side tables with tapa paper and teak. Native to the Pacific Islands, Tapa Paper (also known as barkcloth) is made from softening tree barks. With simple shapes and geomteric designs, these tapa side tables come in patterns of browns, red and black.
Favourite Feature: While they are designed as side tables, they also make for neat storage stands for odds and ends in your kitchen, bathroom or home entryway. If you buy multiple, you can create a cosy design corner and breathe life into dead spaces, making them picture perfect!
Price: On request
Suspend Side Table by Red, Blue & Yellow
A sleek, simple wooden design, this side table makes for a good home decor piece in your living room. The rimmed edges make it ideal for small objects that won’t get knocked off. Alternatively, it makes for a great extra table for office supplies or food if you’re working-from-couch.
Favourite Feature: This table leans to one side because it is designed to be merged into your couch or sofa (depending on the design), reducing the amount of space it occupies in your home!
Price: On request