Skinny Narrow Sofa Table

If you could do with an additional surface but have already run out of space against your living room walls, narrow sofa tables are the most logical solution.

They’ll only sacrifice the most minimal floor real estate by relying on the back of your couch. Not only that, but they’ll help you reinforce your interior inspiration, too.

While we’re about to share some tips to match your decor with these sofa tables, there are two things you should do before you start browsing them:

●       Measure your available space and the back of the sofa: to ensure a balanced result, your new table should be slightly lower than the back of your couch, and it most definitely shouldn’t be longer

●       Decide if you only need the top surface or additional storage space too, as some sofa tables come with more open shelves and drawers

Skinny sofa table in a contemporary design

Skinny sofa table in a contemporary design

Monochrome models with clean lines and a streamlined design are a match made in heaven for contemporary rooms.

Alternatively, another trick is to choose a narrow sofa table with glass elements: the latter can also help you make that area appear wider than it is.

Mid century modern narrow console table behind couch

Mid century modern narrow console table behind couch

There are several ways to match your mid-century modern furniture with your new narrow sofa table. For example, choose darker and warmer wood finishes instead of more contemporary lighter options.

As for designs, try and emphasize their horizontal length with shorter but longer lines. Outward-pointing legs are especially popular for console-style sofa tables.

Traditional narrow sofa table

Traditional narrow sofa table

If you have a traditional living room, your narrow sofa table should maintain a cozy and casual but curated feel. As well as lighter and natural-looking wood finishes, neutral colors like black, gray, and white are key.

Psst. X-shaped elements (especially on the sides) will reinforce this popular style even further. 

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Thin table in a distressed wood finish

Thin table in a distressed wood finish

An aged style on a wooden sofa table works wonders with several interior styles, and especially the following three: coastal (perhaps consider including some beach colors like in this model with light blue and ochre shades), shabby chic (focus on white elements and harmonious lines), and French country (a distressed painted finish is also a popular alternative).

French country narrow sofa table

French country narrow sofa table

Similarly to shabby chic, narrow sofa tables for a French country style living room can also be as ornate as you wish.

Whether with cabriole legs or more decorative lines, just aim to balance the rustic coziness of the countryside with a touch of French grandeur.

Industrial narrow sofa table behind couch

Industrial narrow sofa table behind couch

Matching your industrial living room with your new narrow sofa table couldn’t be easier: you can simply choose a wood and dark metal build with clean symmetrical lines and a minimalist design.

It will immediately add to the rawness that characterizes this unique and increasingly popular style.

Art deco or Hollywood regency thin sofa table

Art deco or Hollywood regency thin sofa table

With both these interior styles, you get to be as opulent and adventurous as you wish: no matter what your minimalist friend says, nothing is ‘too much’ in art deco or Hollywood regency homes!

We especially recommend going overboard with golden, glass, or mirror finishes.

Rustic or farmhouse thin table behind couch

Rustic or farmhouse thin table behind couch

When it comes to rustic inspiration, nothing works better than good old wood. You can even decide to reinforce a cozy lived-in feel by opting for a slightly distressed style.

While a natural wood finish can work just as well on its own, consider experimenting with white or muted neutral colors in farmhouse interiors.


Skinny sofa table in a minimalist design

Skinny sofa table in a minimalist design

Clean lines and a lack of ornate elements is the winning combination if you’re choosing a sofa table for a minimalist living room.

While a couple of souvenirs or decorative items won’t hurt, we recommend avoiding additional open shelves: that way, you won’t run the risk of creating a cluttered feel in the long run.

Scandi skinny table behind couch

Scandi skinny table behind couch

A minimalist approach will work with Scandinavian interiors too, but you should also strive for a cozier and more natural look.

For example, you could incorporate a light wood finish and complement it with a color from a natural palette (such as white, yellow, dark blue, gray, or forest green).


Our advice Buying Guide

A narrow sofa table can make use of those odd bits of space that seem to develop around a sofa or couch. They come or can be made in several different styles, from a handy laptop table to a narrow chest of drawers for the sofa that is a free-standing divider between a living room and dining room space. The tables come in all sorts of skill levels from a simple stand that creates a shelf behind a couch to an amazingly elaborate piece of furniture.

What are the most popular designs of narrow sofa tables?

Narrow Laptop Table

A nicely finished wood table top fastened to an L shaped metal stand can easily add functionality to your couch. It can be positioned by the end of the couch as an end table or slid under the side to act as a work table or in from the front to serve as a shared table for drinks or a bowl of popcorn or chips.

Simple Table Stand

A long, narrow table, six to 12 inches wide can be placed behind a sofa, providing a surface for a vase, a handy box of tissues, or similar items. Since it is not accessible from the back, it does not have shelving or drawers – just a sturdy stand to keep the shelf area elevated.

Chest of Drawers or Set of Shelves

Six to eight inches is enough space in which to create a bookshelf or a set of drawers. The couch or sofa is often used as a divider between a kitchen and dining room area. A set of drawers on the backside of it is an ideal place to keep the good silver, placing it near at hand to the dining room table. Shelving is handy for a lot of different things, but for a household that reads, it can become an ancillary bookcase.

What are narrow sofa tables made of?

These small tables can be made from any material that is normally used to make tables, including metal, glass, wood or plastic and chrome. Unfinished tables provide an opportunity to stain or paint your table to match the rest of your furniture.

What are some alternative uses of a narrow sofa table?

A narrow sofa table can also be used as a slender credenza along the side of a small dining room, or it can be used as a hallway table. In both these cases, a nicely made unit with drawers can be welcome. It can provide an excellent surface for a basket of mail or a tray for keys and wallet. The drawers might contain those seldom needed items, such as candles and matches for emergency power outages, or a flashlight and small umbrella.

A narrow sofa table can be used in almost any place where you need a low shelf or a small bit of storage that is not otherwise available. If well anchored to the wall, it could even be used in a child’s room for those small supplies or toys that seem to have difficulty finding a home.


Narrow sofa table

The long, slender table that's very useful. It will be excellent as a workstation in the kitchen, console table at entryway or table for parties. It measures 36 inches tall and is made of wood.

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This thin table is designed to accommodate small spaces, while providing maximum efficiency. This particular table fits perfectly in the gap between the wall and the sofa. Crafted of hardwood, the table is durable and stable, perfect for displaying decorations.

Behind the couch bar table

This solid element of furniture is a space-saving, but functional shelf that can be located behind a sofa. It provides a narrow space for decorations and it also includes a very functional electrical outlet.

Behind couch table

The narrow console table will help you to furnish the entryway or drawing room. It has four shelves, excellent to display accent pieces or storing important supplies. the white color of base and dark brown wooden top, creates the interesting product.

Industrial sofa table

Console table in industrial style. It is made of combining wood and metal. Handy accent for each home. Suitable for residential and commercial premises. Simple form and modern design.

Skinny table

A simple piece of wood that looks like a faux console table located behind a sofa. It is long and features a rectangular shape. This faux table is suitable for different sources of light, decorations, etc.

Thin end table

Small and narrow sofa table with four long legs that assure strength and stability. Narrow rectangular top provides space for small books, plants and many other elements or accessories. Simple, straight construction looks great in any indoors.

Sofa table bar

This console table bookshelf is a solid and functional element of home furniture. Its wooden construction matches different kinds of interior design. It can be located behind a bed or sofa. It stores or displays plants, books or other items.

Long thin table

This narrow sofa table is a great example of a DIY project. A handful, practical solution for any living room decor. Its wide, wooden surface merges well into the surroundings, providing a good storage spot for books, newspapers etc.

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DIY project for an interesting and creative entry table made in a primitive and austere style with a very thin frame. The entry table is made out of reclaimed wood with a distressed coat of paint, giving it a vintage vibe.

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The narrow sofa table has been changing its shape for years. Initially, it was a filigree piece on the cabriole legs. Today, in the epoch of minimalism, it looks like a simple, narrow table on delicate legs, usually made in wood like this two-color example.

Behind sofa table

A small, space-saving, but functional and attractive sofa table. It features a narrow, but long top with a small lower shelf. This wooden frame also includes an interesting, decorative element. What is more this frame is stable.

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Long table behind couch

A narrow console table suitable for use with sofas in living rooms and other indoors. The table includes a solid metal frame and a durable wooden rectangular top that stores and displays many different items.

Couch table diy

A simple-styled but beautiful console table based on wooden construction with decorative legs. It features a rectangular top and an additional lower shelf. Simple color of this element of furniture looks good in any room.

Table behind couch

If you don't have enough space at your entryway or drawing room, you should choose the console table with distressed finish. It's perfect to display books, flowers and much much more.

Long skinny table

This wooden sofa table features a very simple construction with a durable top that includes two horizontal planks. Its frame includes long, wooden legs in a neutral white color. This frame provides good stability.

Thin couch

Wall mounted shelf with a very solid metal supports that include some scrolls for aesthetics. This black support is paired with a rectangular shelf made of wood. The whole item is resistant to excessive wear and damage.

Slim sofa table

DIY Console table that we have made (mine will look just like this) cost about $50CAD. Works perfect for our narrow hallway

Narrow console table with inset shelf from our classic collection

Narrow console table with inset shelf from our Classic collection

Tables behind couch

Very simple console table. It has frame made of dark, mahogany wood an desktop is made of lacquered walnut wood. This type of table will be minimalistic, but elegant decoration of your interior, especially living room.

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Where North Met South: Faux Sofa Table. Now I want to make one... & get a new couch to go with it!!

Skinny sofa table

DIY Console Table. May need to adjust the dimensions to fit in our hallway.

Console table behind sofa

DIY project for a cozy sofa table, made out of a single floating shelf crafted out of vibrant cherry wood. The sofa table is decorated in a symmetrical fashion with two table lamps, two candle holders and an antique clock.

Leick Laurent 2-Drawer Storage Console Table

This is a console table that features a durable wooden construction. It is very stable and supportive. The table has got a rectangular top, two storage drawers and a lower storage or display shelf ideal for different decorative items.

Trestle console table 1

This DIY project shows an ingenuine way to create your own side table. Combining two 6 foot long, pine boards and two old bar stools gave a marvelous rustic effect, which comes especially handy while watching TV or gathering friends or family.

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Picture only - hall table - excellent idea!

Maple console table

awesome console table made from balustrades and closet doors! amazing--I'll be diying this one :)

Narrow simple sofa table

Narrow Simple Sofa Table

Jopling Console Table

Jopling Console Table

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Leick Laurent Hall Table

An element that has got a decorative and functional character. It is a hall table made of wood. Its solid legs assure stability. This construction includes a narrow, rectangular top and a lower shelf of the same shape.

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Skinny wall table

A solid, narrow sofa back table with a rectangular top. This wooden construction looks very simple and it provides some space for display of decorations or for work. Neutral black color of this element looks good in any room.

Table for behind couch

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Leick Laurent Narrow Chair Side End Table

This piece of furniture is an end-table that features a functional, but space-saving design. It is based on wooden construction that includes a rectangular top and a solid lower shelf that stores or displays different elements.

Winsome Wood Hall Table with 4 Drawers, Black

This piece of furniture is a solid table created for use in halls and other indoors. It plays a storage and display role in the house. This rustic stool has got a solid beechwood frame and it includes four storage drawers.

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Writing desk in industrial style. It is mounted on iron base with pipes theme. Rectangular top is made of wood with antique finish. Perfect solution for work organization at home.

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