- Coffee table; occasional table : Coffee table refers to a low table used next to couches where books and magazines and other small items can be placed and coffee, beverages or cocktails are served.

And for the ultimate in versatility, some cocktail and coffee tables even have tops that pop up to become dining or serving tables.

Occasional tables are smaller ?accent? tables usually named for their location (side, sofa , end, hall, center), their use (cocktail, coffee, tea, china, writing), or their form (folding, console, extension, drop-leaf, tilt-top, swivel-top, nesting).