The High-Low Guide to Buying a Stylish Coffee Table
No matter your budget, there is a coffee table with your name on it.
High: Live-Edge Luxury
If you're after warmth and texture, look no further than this live-edge table. The natural look of the top brings life and energy to any environment, while the sleek, contrasting black legs stay out of the way and let the wood do all the talking.
Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $799
Low: Simple Stunner
If you have dreams of live-edge beauty but a less-than-lively budget, this is a great choice for you. With this option, you get all the beauty of the natural wood top plus the unique (and trendy!) hairpin legs. Best of all, you'll have money left over. It's a win-win.
High: Minimalistic Masterpiece
Give your bold and beautiful sofa the spotlight it deserves with a minimalistic table that simply stays out of the way. The lack of flashy features allow this table's gorgeous white oak construction and modern lines to speak for themselves.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $199
Low: Mid-Mod Charm
If you're working on a budget, you can still enjoy all things mid-mod. Substitute solid wood for MDF with a veneer and you've got your glorious modern table at a fraction of the price. If you're worried about the durability of MDF, don't be. Sure, solid wood is absolutely the better option but MDF has been used in furniture making for decades and it's only gotten better.
High: Industrial Style
We've been fans of the metal-and-wood combo for quite a while now, but it just seems to get better with time. We love how sleek and light this table looks, while still having two drawers-worth of ample storage.
Buy It: Amazon, $294 (Originally $399)
Low: Shadowbox Table
This table is both a coffee table and shadowbox all in one unit. Brilliant, right? But wait - there’s more! The iron legs are removable meaning your console, dining table or really any flat surface in your home just became a potential shadowbox. Now you can display your favorite antique pieces and other dust collector’s out of harm’s (and dust’s) way!
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $269
High: Golden Glam
If you haven't heard, Walmart has upped their game with the unveiling of the new MoDRN line. Every piece is beautiful, affordable and just what you're looking for. This glam marble coffee table is no exception. The modern twist on classic Art Deco style bridges a gap in design that just may be our new favorite.
Buy It: Walmart, $399
Low: Faux Sure
Sadly, marble means more money. On the plus side, there are plenty of faux options that look just as authentic as the real deal. This table, for instance, is made of metal, but somehow looks more like marble than marble itself? Its beautiful top, unique leg design and unbelievable price point make this table a serious win in our book. We should note that his table is on the smaller side with a 25" diameter, so make sure it fits your space before purchasing or perhaps consider doubling up.
High: Simplicity Is Key
Looking for simplicity? We've found it. Two wooden shelves, iron legs and all the vibes of fresh minimalism this coffee table is perfect whether you're in a dorm room or your forever home.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $99
Low: Farmhouse Fresh
If you're a fan of Fixer Upper but have a Design on a Dime budget, this may be the coffee table for you. With a lighter wood finish and a dark iron structure, this piece will be perfect for your neutrals-driven living room. Pro-tip: Top with a eucalyptus-filled vase, and guests will be asking when Joanna last visited.
Buy It: Amazon, $54.99
High: Tiering Up
Get two tables for the price of one with this tiered beauty from Rivet. You'll immediately fall in love with the abstract shapes and midcentury lines. The two-tiered design and curved edges will help break up a space that might feel a little too rigid.
Low: Buy One, Get One Free
What if we told you that you could get two tables for under $100? For $85, you get two solid wood tables that, when combined, make up a seriously cool tiered coffee table. Best of all, these tables still look beautiful when separated so you’ll always have options.
High: More Than a Coffee Table
It's not hard to find a coffee table with storage. Pretty much every brand has their own version. What's hard to find is a coffee table that is also a dinner table. Which, if you’re like us, is something you didn't even know you needed in your life until now. Not only does this table have ample storage inside, but the top itself lifts (and stays) at the perfect level to enjoy dinner from your sofa, taking TV dinners to new heights...literally.
Buy It: Pier 1, $499.95
Low: Small-Space Storage
Oddly enough, one of the sleekest, most minimalistic coffee tables on this list also happens to be the option with the most storage. And, in a world of open shelving, it’s still nice to have a place for the things that you just don’t want on display. The lift top also serves as a great work or eating space, which makes this table a must for apartment dwellers.
Buy It: Amazon, $354
High: Gorgeous Gold + Glass
Light up a small space or make a striking statement with this glass-topped gold piece. The frame details of this elegant table would elevate any living room.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $699
Low: Reflective Beauty
This is a serious "low." But only in regards to budget. Sure, you do lose out on the striking leg design of the "high" option, but you save over $500. Even better, you get a lower mirror-finish shelf to store all of the amazing coffee table books and accessories you're going to buy with the money you saved.
Buy It: Target, $165.99
High: Mid-Mod Dreams
Mid-mod style is all the rage and with good reason. The clean lines and simple structure help this design style blend seamlessly in just about any space. This coffee table is no exception. With its unique legs, built-in shelf and marble accent, this piece will be an absolute showstopper in your sitting room.
Buy It: Amazon, $499
Low: Actually Affordable
Make your midcentury-loving heart happy without blowing your budget thanks to this "low" buy. Clean lines, a modern structure and a storage drawer make this piece a solid option for anyone. The open shelving is the perfect spot for that cookbook you love the look of but never use. We've all got one.
Buy It: Overstock, $165.82
High: Black Beauty
If you dream of all things Scandinavian, then look no further than this simple black stunner. This minimal round table brings a modern-industrial twist to the classic Scandinavian style we’re all crushing on.
Buy It: Anthropologie, $398 - $498
Low: Scandinavian Style on a Budget
When you’re hunting for a dreamy piece of Scandinavian-styled furniture on a budget, your first stop should always be IKEA. This sleek black coffee table is a prime example of the gorgeous furniture you can find at such unbelievably low prices. Also, valuable life lessons are learned while assembling IKEA furniture.
Buy It: IKEA, $99