A coffee table isn’t just a useful place to put your glass — although they do come in rather handy for that. It’s something that you gather round to share stories about your day and talk about everything from hopes and dreams to what box set to watch next. The focal point of a living space, a decent table that suits your decor can bring a room together. We’ve found a dozen desirable coffee tables in all styles, shapes, and sizes, so if you’re in the market for a new one, we think you’ll find something to suit.
For luxurious rooms:
Christopher Knight Home Ivy Glam Velvet Coffee Table
With a tufted velvet body, you can use this as a stylish ottoman, or as a footrest, or thanks to the tempered black glass top, as a rather glamorous coffee table. It measures a manageable 30 inches by 30 inches by 14.5 inches but is large enough to handle a fair few cocktail glasses.
For media rooms:
Furinno Coffee Table with Storage Bins
Ideal for cinema, games, or media rooms, this table has convenient storage bins that slide in and out underneath the tabletop, perfect for keeping remote controls, DVDs, Blu-rays, games controllers, etc. It’s available in a range of colorways, including a rather eye-catching bright pink.
For industrial rooms:
Emerald Home Chandler Rustic Solid Wood and Steel Coffee Table with Open Shelf
This attractive option combines rustic hardwood with its distressed, solid wood plank top and open shelf, with industrial steel with the exposed metal fasteners and rivets providing an architectural look. Best for larger spaces, it measures in at 48 inches long.
For mid-century rooms:
Christopher Knight Home Cilo Walnut Coffee Table
Inspired by classic mid-century design, this has the rounded edges and tapered legs particular to the period, yet still manages to look chic and contemporary. It’s an excellent choice for anyone who doesn’t need the extra storage space some of our other options offers but just wants a seriously good-looking table.
For party rooms:
Signature Design by Ashley Shellmond Accent Cocktail Coffee Table
Inspired by farmhouse-style, classic metal tubs, this unusual option has an antiqued galvanized metal base and a split hinge, distressed wooden lid. The lid opens to reveal the super-useful storage area within, ideal for hiding away living room clutter, or indeed for hiding away cocktail paraphernalia.
For modern rooms:
Walker Edison Clear Glass Wave Top Coffee Table
Perfect for grown-up spaces, this futuristic-looking coffee table has a striking design offering a split-level clear glass top, a frosted finish on the lower glass tier, and sparking stainless steel legs. Despite its elegant, delicate appearance, this actually supports up to 100lbs in weight.
It’s all on the table
If the storage aspect is super-important to you, then consider the Furinno Coffee Table with Storage Bins, or the Signature Design by Ashley Shellmond Accent Cocktail Coffee Table. Both offer hidden away space for things you want to keep to hand but don’t necessarily want out on display.
If you don’t need to worry about extra storage space, you’re free to focus on the best-looking options that suit your style. Vintage-style lovers could opt for the gorgeous Christopher Knight Home Cilo Walnut Coffee Table.
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