20 Stylish Coffee Tables to Inspire Your Own Design
It is the center of your living room, after all.
Coffee tables are basically the centerpiece of every living room, they do sit right in the middle of the space after all. But all too often they're forgotten when it comes to decorating. Once they're plopped on top of your meticulously chosen rug they become nothing more than a foot rest and catchall for magazines and remotes.
But a thoughtful design is not only easy to achieve, it makes a huge difference in how your space looks and feels. Not sure where to start? Check out these 20 inspiring — and beautifully designed — options to kick-start your creativity.
1: All White
White Lacquer Coffee Table With Storage
A statement piece that offers storage, the multi-functional white lacquer Radford desk from Safavieh can double as a coffee table when the need arises, or even be used as a console table behind a sofa. The height-adjustable desk includes two roomy drawers, refined lines and glossy white crossed legs for a sleek look.
2: Coffee Table Books + Flowers
Lacquered Coffee Table With Chrome Legs
The coffee table's chrome legs mimic the Greek key pattern of the carpet––a subtle but chic detail that doesn’t go unnoticed in the stylish room.
3: Subdued Colors
4: Lilac Seashells
Elegant Coffee Table Decor
Bright and stylish, this living room features sophisticated furnishings and decor. The white stone top coffee table displays a bowl of potpourri, books and a vase of flowers, adding fresh elegance to the design.
Pineapple House Interior Design
5: Varying Heights
6: Childhood Classics
Books and Vases on Wooden Coffee Table
Have you kept any beloved books from your childhood or recent favorites? Then pair them by author, topic or color to add personality and height to a coffee table, in an affordable way. Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta uses flowers that remind them of the drawings in the books.
Terracotta Design Build
7: Succulents + Stories
8: Global Vibes
9: Outdoor Inspiration
Optimize Outdoor Living Spaces
The most effective way to use any outdoor area maximally is with perimeter seating. Here, a modular sectional sofa is configured to conform to a corner of this welcoming courtyard, putting every square inch of the area to use. For optional flexibility, consider sectional sofas without arms since the armless modules can also be added to elongate a straight-lined sofa.
Flynnside Out Productions
10: Pops of Red
Transitional Coffee Table in Condo
Use a glass vase with colorful, fresh flowers and coffee table books as a cost-effective way to infuse color into a living room. Atlanta designer Michael Habachy styled this table in a high-rise Atlanta condo with a trio of books that serve as a pedestal for the vase.
11: Signs of Spring
12: Vintage Romance
13: Rock 'n Roll Style
Neutral Eclectic Living Room With Gold Coffee Table
This eclectic living room features a tufted gray sectional sofa and gold round coffee table with clear candlesticks. A cowhide area rug adds a funky finishing touch in the neutral room.
14: Sleek + Modern
White Contemporary Family Room With Gray Coffee Table
The magic of this family room comes from the accents: Rich jewel tones in the pillows and artwork, a blue-gray coffee table. Overhead, a light fixture loops and folds in on itself, bringing movement and texture to the space.
Regan Wood Photography
15: Neutral + Natural
Chic Living Room with Rustic Carved Wood Coffee Table
The rosette pattern gives this hand-carved coffee table so much visual texture that you don't need to over-accessorize the top, which can save money. Terracotta Design Build used a natural element - antlers - on top of one coffee table book. The new mango wood coffee table cost less than $350.
Kelsey E. Green
16: Gilded Glam
Collection of Bronze Decor on Living Room Coffee Table
If you've got a collection of objects that don't fit on your bookshelves, consider displaying them front and center on your coffee table. Here, an assortment of brass objects adds luster and graphic shape to the seating area while also allowing the homeowner to showcase one-of-a-kind finds.
Rustic White Photography, LLC
17: Matchbook Memories
18: Clean + Simple
Pool House Living Area Boasts Coastal Flair
Crisp white walls, sleek white sofas and a clean-lined coffee table create a contemporary look in this pool house. A sisal rug and aqua surfboard add coastal flair, giving the space some sea-inspired personality.
19: Gorgeous Greenery
Furnishings Inspired by Beach and Ocean Bring Outdoors Inside
Soft, grayish-blue sofas placed on a natural grass rug offer hints of the surf and sand located nearby this beach house. A coffee table topped with succulents offer additional natural touches, while brightly colored woven chairs mimic the look of beach chairs.
Sean Litchfield Photography
20: Library Chic
Coffee Table Offers Extra Open Storage
Although it may seem like a small detail, coffee tables with open storage can be a big storage solution for active families. Here, Mom and Dad's old books remain within arm's reach thanks to the open shelf along the bottom. Down the road, the books can be swapped for baskets to keep kids' clutter organized and out of sight.