Anchor your seating area and make space for your cup of coffee at the same time. Coffee tables are must-haves for any living room. Add a small coffee table to your cozy seating nook or place a large table in the center of your spacious living room. Our collections include lots of different options, including wood, glass and metal coffee tables.
Coffee tables feature many different shapes. When choosing a shape, mirror your existing furniture arrangement. Rectangular and oval coffee tables work well in seating areas that include long sofas. Square and round tables are ideal for seating areas with sectionals, love seats or lots of arm chairs. These are also great pieces for alcoves, bay windows and seating nooks. If your seating features minimalist pieces, don’t be afraid to get creative with asymmetrical shapes or geometric designs. Simple furniture leaves lots of room for experimenting with interesting accessories.
Popular materials for coffee tables include wood, metal and glass. Wood is both durable and versatile, so it works well in many different shapes and sizes. This is a good option for a classic mid-century look. Metal coffee tables are incredibly durable and add sleek lines to your living room. Metal is also easy to pair with other furniture, so you can coordinate it with bolder pieces such as a mirrored side table or a wood-framed sofa. Glass coffee tables lend a light, airy look to your space. These are good options if your living room is on the smaller side, as they aren’t overbearing in snug space. Some tables mix materials. For example, many west elm designs feature metal legs and wood or glass tabletops.
Not all coffee tables include storage, and if your living room also includes lots of sideboards, closets, shelves and other storage pieces, you may not need built-in storage. However, storage can come in handy in some cases. A shelf at the bottom gives you some extra space for your remotes and books, leaving the top clear for your coffee mugs. Some designs feature drawers and other less visible storage options, which are useful for keeping cables, TV guides and games out of sight.
Accessorizing Your Coffee Table
In many cases, coffee tables look amazing on their own. Still, a few accessories can come in handy. Use a coffee table tray to serve up coffee, tea and snacks. The tray lets you carry more things at once and helps protect your tabletop’s finish. Scatter a few coasters and trivets around the tabletop when you're serving drinks to keep your wood table in good shape. When you’re entertaining, a few napkins and a small table runner can add some flair to your living room.