It Wasn’t Easy, But We Found 27 Nesting Tables That Save Space and Look Good While Doing It

Trios of travertine and Lucite.
Photography by Nicole Franzen; Styling by Kate Berry
Photography by Nicole Franzen; Styling by Kate Berry Photography by Nicole Franzen

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Expandable furniture is a solution for limited floor space and limited surface space—but often it’s lacking in the looks department. We think nesting tables are the anomaly of the category, though; their different heights give off a gorgeous layered appearance. Placing your plants, art books, and candles on different levels makes styling a breeze; each object has its own designated spot. Take a look at this number by DWR, for instance—it wouldn’t be half as interesting without the upholstered miniature beneath. So from small-space coffee tables to outdoor side tables, these 27 picks will do more than just give you a place to spread out. 

Photography by Belle Morizio; Styling by Julia Stevens 

Best Nesting Coffee Tables

Fact: A coffee table can take up a lot of room. But what if it occupied no more floor space than a side table? Then we’re talking about a nonissue. And if you count among those who would rather eat seated on the floor than at a dining table or need to maximize your living room, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll have no problem fitting a box of pizza and a bottle of wine on these nesting coffee tables and then tucking them back together when you want to roll out the yoga mat. 

Sintra Coffee Tables, West Elm


The Morro Tables, Maiden Home


Audrey Nesting Coffee Table Set

$798 $699

Eclipse Nesting Tables by Stua


Trio Nesting Coffee Table

Lulu u0026amp; Georgia

SVALSTA Nesting Tables


Three-Piece Carved Travertine Cocktail Tables, CB2


Alle Coffee Table (Set of 3), Hem


Best Nesting Side Tables

A side table isn’t a sofa necessity, but once you’re used to having a nearby surface to set your drink down on, it’s hard to go back. And this rings even truer when you have the luxury of two or three side tables nested. Go ahead, tuck your magazine pile in the gap when they’re layered, and disperse the tables around the house when you have guests. The style makes them great nightstands, too. 

17 Stories Sulema Nesting End Table, Wayfair


Better Homes & Gardens Storage Nesting Tables, Walmart

$79 $68

Bamboo Nesting Triangle End Table, Amazon


Bay Isle Home McCook Nesting End Table, Wayfair


Set Nesting Tables Wilhelm Renz for Birnbaum


Liam Round End Tables by Queer Eye

$178 $249

Round Nesting Tables by Hekman Furniture


Fellow Nesting Table with Stool

$795 $675

Rattan Nesting Tables


Acrylic Nesting Tables by Baxton Studio


Oak Nesting Tables


Albers Nesting Tables

MoMA Design Store

Malibu Rectangular Woven Nesting Tables

Pottery Barn

Best Nesting Outdoor Tables

The best outdoor side tables are a trifecta of weather resistance, design forwardness, and space consciousness—thanks to dual-nesting capabilities. Our favorites are colorful steel trios, matte black metal coffee styles, and cast-aluminum iron iterations featuring playful garden-inspired shapes.

Ulani Nested Metal End Tables, Set of 2, Kate & Laurel


Oulala Nesting Tables (Set of 3), Fermob


Tima Sand Brown Coffee Table, Article


Athena Nesting Tables, Novogratz

$148 $88

Avant Garden Outdoor Nesting Tables, MacKenzie-Childs


Malibu Metal Round Nesting Outdoor Coffee Table, Pottery Barn

$999 $699


Julia Stevens

Contributing Editor

Julia Stevens is a Domino contributing editor. Basically, she’s a professional online shopper. She started at Domino as an intern and spent almost seven years in the style department curating products for our gift guides, trend roundups, and product reviews and on set styling the beautiful homes we get to share. Off hours, you can find her scouting New York’s newest design shops and restyling her shelves