With their many uses, coffee tables have become a must-have living room staple. A coffee table is a place to set drinks, stash magazines, organize remotes or display fun tabletop accessories. Because of its central placement, it easily becomes a focal point in any room, so you want to be sure it fits your space. With so many options to choose from, it’s easy to find one that’s just right. Are you looking for storage? Try an ottoman coffee table or trunk coffee table. Want a shape that fits your space perfectly? Try a round coffee table for smaller spaces or a large square coffee table to pair with an oversized sectional.
If you need inspiration for choosing the right coffee table, here’s a selection of 7 amazing center tables! Take a look.
Sculptural wood coffee tables tell their own story and can add a natural element and warmth to a room with multiple upholstered pieces.
A lip edge or tray top on a coffee table is always a smart choice if you have a tendency to spill your coffee or have kids that will be using the coffee table for snacks and drinks. They’re also good if you entertain often and don’t want to worry about red wine getting spilled on your carpet.
If you have multiple sofas or chairs in your room, a large coffee table will anchor the seating area and bring the entire space together.
A round coffee table has no corners to anchor pieces on, as a rectangular or square table does. You can create a display in the center, or display items around the edges.
Style your coffee table. Go grab a tray, a few books with pretty covers, a small vase or candle, and a few small decorative objects. Place the tray on your coffee table or ottoman. Stack the books on the tray, place the vase or candle next to the books, and set one small decorative object atop the stack of books and another beside the stack. The options are endless!
When you have two sofas or any larger seating arrangement, a big coffee table might seem like the obvious solution. But also consider a pair of matching coffee tables. They will keep the focus off one large piece of furniture and let your eye move around the room more easily.
Though simplistic in its form, this coffee table is far from being simple. Coils of golden rope are wrapped along the edges, giving away to the translucent outline. Golden spirals are twisted creating the illusion of tiny stacked beads for handles. And sleek slender legs rest themselves beneath its demure design.
This is an example where the coffee table is the star. With this sort of table, you will need a tray on top to stabilize and drinks. Also, a coffee table made of separate pieces, such as these ones, is perfect for people who like to mix things up and move furniture around regularly. This geometric grouping has great modern appeal.