Coffee tables don’t often drive the design of a room, but they can be a statement piece instead of an afterthought. Equally important as the style you choose, the shape and proportion of your coffee table will make sure it’s a functional team player in your living or sitting room. Here are 10 standouts to help start your search.

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Every week we research new product categories and bring our final picks into the office, where we haggle and decide which ones make the final list. Everything is based on quality, appearance, and price. These are what we would choose for our own home.


LOW

Miro Coffee Table
$189.99
WAYFAIR

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Dramatic hairpin legs give this budget-friendly coffee table a unique look and its compact size makes it perfect for even petite living rooms.

Stockholm Coffee Table
$249
IKEA

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At nearly $250, the Stockholm Coffee Table from IKEA is on the high end of the Swedish behemoth’s table collection in terms of price point, but it offers a upscale look for a relatively modest price. A shelf for storage is a bonus.

Peekaboo Acrylic Coffee Table
$279
CB2

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Acrylic furniture is a stylish choice, especially in a small space where you’re looking to lighten the visual load.


MEDIUM

Slim Coffee Tables in Colors
$399
ROOM & BOARD

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The Slim Cocktail Table (also available in a round version) is notable because it brings some color to the party—your choice of 10 colors.

Origami Coffee Table
$399
WEST ELM

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At a slight 28″ diameter, the Origami Coffee Table is a good choice for a small room (though two side-by-side would be a good flexible option for a larger room). The legs evoke both the traditional origami art form and the geometric shape that’s so in vogue these days.

Dixon Coffee Table
$599
CRATE & BARREL

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reclaimed teak wood top warms up the black powder-coated steel base of this industrial-inspired piece.


HIGH

Pi Coffee Table
$599
BLU DOT

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Warm walnut legs paired with a durable powder-coated steel top is a winning combo. This versatile piece works in modern, industrial-inspired or more traditional decor spaces.

Eames Molded Plywood Coffee Table
$1,140
DESIGN WITHIN REACH

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The Eames Molded Plywood Coffee Table is perhaps interior design’s second most famous coffee table (the first is up next!). Using the same technology as their iconic molded plywood chairs, this understated classic is a piece of design history.

Noguchi Coffee Table at Herman Miller
$1,895
HERMAN MILLER

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In design terms, the Noguchi Table sets the gold standard for coffee tables. Designed by sculptor Isamu Noguchi in 1939 as a commission from the president of MoMA, it’s been a furniture icon for six decades and is now a part of MoMA’s collection.