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.
Dramatic hairpin legs give this budget-friendly coffee table a unique look and its compact size makes it perfect for even petite living rooms.
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.
Acrylic furniture is a stylish choice, especially in a small space where you’re looking to lighten the visual load.
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.
A reclaimed teak wood top warms up the black powder-coated steel base of this industrial-inspired piece.
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.
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.
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.