13 of the Best IKEA Side Tables for Style and Function (Prices Start at $9.99!)

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IKEA white side table on black carpet

IKEA has the best frugal and functional furniture pieces!

Have you checked out the side table selection from IKEA lately? From functional trays, tables with storage, and options for tight spaces, IKEA has truly thought of it all!

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Here are 13 of the very best side and end tables you can buy right now from IKEA!

1. LISTERBY side table

dark wood round side table next to velvet chair in living room

LISTERBY side table $79.99

This two-tier table fits the bill when you’re looking for a classic end table. It’s multiple colorways help you fit the piece in with your current decor style.

Why you’ll love it:

    • Durable surface made of ash with a protective coat of lacquer.
    • Has the look of natural wood and comes in both brown and white stained oak.
    • Timeless design with a convenient lower shelf for storage.
    • Easy to wipe clean.

Cons reviewers want you to consider:

    • None to note.

“I used this side table in my office and it complements my leather barrel chairs very nicely. It definitely helped provide a more polished appearance to my office.”

– Ben ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

2. LACK side table

white side table at IKEA

LACK side table – $9.99

It’s doesn’t get any more affordable than a side table just under $10! And if you check in their “As-Is” section, you may even be able to score it for as low as $4.99! Plus, it comes in 3 colors for endless styling options.

Why you’ll love it:

    • Minimal and modern design goes with any home decor.
    • Easy to assemble, lift, and move.
    • Easy to clean large surface area.
    • Comes in black, black-brown, and white.
    • Coordinates with all the other products in the LACK series.

Cons reviewers want you to consider:

    • Lower quality and can break easily.

“I have been using LACK side tables for years. I bought two of these for my bedroom while I was in a transitional period and have been using them for 10 years, give or take! They’re priced great and perfectly suitable for my needs!” 

– Chris ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

3. GLADOM Tray Table

white tray table with small green plant on top next to bed

GLADOM tray table – $19.99

This timeless and sophisticated table could go anywhere in your home. In fact, with a removable tray, it can even double as a serving tray or game table—the options are endless.

Why you’ll love it:

    • Timeless and simple design.
    • Durable material made of powder-coated steel.
    • Comes in black, blue, dark green, and white.
    • Removable tray top with raised edges, handy for serving up snacks or playing games.
    • Easy to assemble, lightweight, and simple to move around.
    • Easy to wipe clean.

Cons reviewers want you to consider:

    • Screw holes in the metal frame were missing.

“I bought one of these to hold up a big plant pot in my bedroom and I loved it so much that I went right back to IKEA and bought two more to use as side tables for our guest room. Super cute, simple, and reasonably priced.” 

– Jenna ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

4. VITTSJÖ laptop stand

black and white laptop stands with glass tops

VITTSJÖ laptop stand – $29.99

A side table that can double as a sleek tabletop or conveniently slide it under the couch for a comfy spot to work on your laptop. Either way, this table will allow you to have a seamless and functional space in your living room.

Why you’ll love it:

    • Has an open and airy design available in black-brown and white.
    • Can slide under furniture to create a workspace.
    • Durable steel frame with the top made of tempered glass.
    • Easy to wipe clean and move around.

Cons reviewers want you to consider:

    • Some noted that they wish the height could be adjusted to better suit their furniture.
    • Was delivered with a broken piece.

“I just bought this table a few months ago and it has completely exceeded my expectations! It looks nice and is very sturdy. I’ve used it for just about everything from my daily morning coffee and journaling to when I have work from home days.” 

– Andi ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

5. GRANBODA nesting tables

three neutral colored nesting tables in living room with plant on top

You’ll get a 3-for-1 deal with these gorgeous nesting tables! Nest them as one, use them individually, or line them up to extend your tablespace.

Why you’ll love it:

    • Versatile tables can be used as 3 separate tables or together.
    • The smallest table has a raised edge tray table surface to be used to hide small things such as remotes, magazines, etc.
    • Goes with any home decor with neutral gray and white colorways.
    • Sleek and minimal design made with durable material powder-coated steel
    • Easy to assemble and clean.

Cons reviewers want you to consider:

    • The legs on either side were shorter than the other so they didn’t function properly.

“I needed something to provide more functionality to my apartment’s living room since I don’t have enough space for a coffee table. I spotted this set of nesting tables when browsing new items and knew I had to get them! They tie together perfectly with my grayish-blue sofa and white TV stand. They really round out the room and as a bonus, they only took me about 10 minutes to put together!” 

– Keelan ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

6. MARYD tray table

ikea sage green tray table sitting in middle of concrete floor

MARYD tray table – $69.99

With the removable tray top of this adorable table, you’ll find so many serving applications from drinks to snacks to even breakfast in bed!

Why you’ll love it:

    • Removable, lightweight tray with wide edge and high sides for serving.
    • Space-saving frame can be folded when not in use.
    • Lightweight and easy to move around.
    • Comes in light gray and sage green.

Cons reviewers want you to consider:

    • Directions and assembly were somewhat difficult.

“I bought this as a temporary side table to use while my husband’s recovering from an injury. I like that the top comes off and can be used as a lap tray. It’s was easy to put together, stable, great height and pretty to look at. It can also fold up and be put away if we don’t want to use it daily. Exactly what I was looking for!”  

– Wendy ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

7. TINGBY side table on casters

blue table with wheels sitting on top of store shelf

This table on wheels is the ultimate functional piece and makes transitioning room functions all too easy.

Why you’ll love it:

    • Simple design goes with almost all home decor.
    • Great for transitional rooms like living/sleeping areas or guest/working areas.
    • Comes in gray, white, and turquoise.
    • Lightweight and easy to move around on wheels.
    • Convenient bottom shelf for extra storage.
    • Easy to wipe clean.

Cons reviewers want you to consider:

    • The leg split and broke during assembly.
    • Poor quality materials.

“This table is perfect for our spare room. We store books and video game controllers and I love the wheels so we can easily move it out of the way when we open our sleeper sofa into a bed. It even works great on the carpet! The cover of the wheels have popped off a couple of times within the last few months, but they pop back on easily and don’t alter the operation of the wheels.” 

– Stephanie ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

8. BURVIK side table

red and white natural wood side tables with handles on store shelf

BURVIK side table – $49.99

If you’re looking for a unique conversation piece for your home, you’ll love this fun side table! Designed with a handle for carrying from one room to another, it’s both mobile and eye-catching.

Why you’ll love it:

    • Bent handle provides solid grip and balance when carrying things on top and tall enough to store bottles and vases.
    • Easy to lift with one hand to move from one room to another.
    • Self-adjusting plastic feet provide increased stability.
    • Comes in black, red, and white with wood tray.
    • Features extra high edges to keep contents from slipping off.
    • Easy to wipe clean.

Cons reviewers want you to consider:

    • One wished the table was made of metal.
    • Flimsy wood broke after the first day of use.

“This table is cute and quick to assemble. We use it for miscellaneous stuff right outside our closet, but it could also make a great petite nightstand for a low to medium height bed or even a small side table in the living room.”  

– Katie ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

9. LISABO side table

small natural colored wood side tables on store shelf

LISABO side table – $79.99

Clean lines and durable design, this table is just what you need to get a handcrafted look for a whole lot less than you’d find at a Scandinavian boutique.

Why you’ll love it:

    • Awarded with the international Red Dot Award for its timeless and simple design that looks handcrafted.
    • Sturdy and durable made of solid birch wood making each table unique.
    • Easy to assemble and wipe clean.

Cons reviewers want you to consider:

    • None to note.

“We bought this and used it as a nightstand in my daughter’s room. I love that there are no sharp edges plus it’s very sturdy and easy to clean (even when she’s gotten crayons on it)!”

– Juliana ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

10. LIATORP side table

white side table next to blue couch and light lamp on top

Any home with traditional or country style will be complete with this simple table that features a glass insert on the surface and a bottom shelf to house decor, knick-knacks, or books.

Why you’ll love it:

    • Traditional style with clear tempered glass top is easy to wipe clean.
    • Bottom shelf can store magazines or other home decors.
    • Comes in crisp white.
    • Pairs well with any of the LIATORP series products.

Cons reviewers want you to consider:

    • Slightly expensive compared to most of IKEA’s furniture.

“I’ve had these side tables for about a month now and they’re the perfect size for my living area. They were also easy to assemble. The white makes my coastal living area even brighter and lighter, which I love too.” 

– Jill ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

11. MALMSTA side table

round black table with glass in the middle sitting on store floor

MALMSTA side table – $149

Looking for something similar to the last table, yet slightly darker? This rounded wood and glass table is perfect beside a bed or couch.

Why you’ll love it:

    • Traditional style with clear tempered glass top is easy to wipe clean.
    • Bottom shelf can store books or knick-knacks.
    • Veneered surface g the table a natural wood look.
    • Comes in black-brown.
    • Easy to assemble and can be paired with the MALMSTA coffee table.

Cons reviewers want you to consider:

    • None to note.

“I bought one of these tables a year or so ago and recently found I needed another one. I love the quality of these small tables and they are perfect for my small space – the glass top keeps them from looking too heavy, which is a huge bonus and design win!” 

– Santon ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

12. LUBBAN serving cart with storage

wicker and black storage cart side table sitting on store shelf

Enjoy this piece of furniture as a serving cart on wheels or a unique take on a side table. Either way, this gorgeous conversation piece looks much more design-forward than its price implies.

Why you’ll love it:

    • Handmade of rattan makes each piece unique and ages beautifully over time.
    • A versatile piece of furniture can be used as a cart, tray, or table.
    • Top tray is easy to remove and handwash and has high sides.
    • The bottom features a basket perfect for storage.
    • 4 wheels make it easy to move around.
    • Can be a good complement to IKEA’s other rattan items.

Cons reviewers want you to consider:

    • A bit tricky to put together.

“I love the ’70s vibe this piece gives off. It’s a great size to use as a side table with my oversized chair. The removable tray on the top is great for holding drinks and food and it comes out easily when I need to clean it. It was a bit tricky to put together, matching the holes in the legs just at the right angle, but it’s very sturdy and really cute!” 

– Jackie ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

13. LÖVBACKEN side table

leaf shaped end table with brown and black wood grain

LÖVBACKEN side table – $59.99

This visually interesting leaf-shaped table is just what you need to spice up your room! It’s just as fun as it is functional!

Why you’ll love it:

    • Has a distinctive grain pattern made of poplar veneer to add unique character.
    • Durable surface is resistant to staining and easy to wipe clean.
    • Gold plastic feet make it look more expensive and protect legs from scratching the floor.
    • Easy to assemble and can be recycled if needed.

Cons reviewers want you to consider:

    • Metal is thin and stripped after a few years so legs no longer could be screwed on.
    • Legs were shorter than expected.

“This table is so cute! As others have already said, it’s so easy to put together – just screw in the legs! I needed it next to a chair that sits at an angle from the wall and it works perfectly in the space!”

– Tara ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Comments 6

  1. Court!

    Does ikea typically have Black Friday sales?

    • Mimi

      They don’t have black Friday sales, I asked when I went there last week.

  2. Gscribble

    The lack is the best! We actually turned ours into a busy table for our sons 1st birthday

  3. Impactbrianna

    We have the Lack table. My youngest has jumped off it several times (😳) and it’s still in great shape! He’s 35 lbs.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh wow! Good to know how well that one has held up! Thanks a bunch for sharing with us!

  4. Sara

    We also have the Lack table (2 of them). They were originally used to stage our house while we were selling now they are bedside tables and they work great!!!

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