Looking for coffee table ideas? A living room is not complete without a coffee table. A coffee table is very important as it can make or break the overall look of a living room. This is why you need to choose the proper coffee table for your living room.
The thing is, there are lots of coffee tables out there. It can be confusing to decide which to add to your living room. There is no need to worry, though.
We have collected 17 ideas that will inspire you and help you decide. With no further ado, let’s see these ideas now.
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Wood Coffee Table Decor
A coffee table doesn’t have to overly delicate or superfluous just to make a statement. Sometimes, a simple coffee table can make as good, if not better, statement too. This table is a good example of that.
The coffee table looks fairly simple. It is made of wood, with one board at the top and one board at the bottom. The boards are supported by a dark brown frame. It has ample storage under and above, allowing the homeowner to add unique decorations.
Small Side Coffe Table
Next on our list is a white and rustic table. There are homeowners who like to make their living room feel warm. If you are among these homeowners, a coffee table with rustic style is certainly among the best coffee table ideas for you.
This coffee table has a rustic style and is painted in white. Thanks to its pale color and style, the table gives a warm vibe to the space. The greeneries above the table make the room livelier, preventing it from becoming dull and boring.
White Lime Finished Coffee Table
Are you looking for a simple, unique, and very practical coffee table? If the answer is yes, then you’d want to consider this simple table. It is true that it doesn’t provide much storage for your décor, but it is more than enough to hold a cup and a small décor.
The best thing about this simple table is its portability. Since it has a small size, you can move it to any part that you want. Be it on the right side of your sofa, on the left, or just about anywhere you want. It may not be the focal point of the living room, but it certainly adds a unique touch to the living room.
Vintage Coffee Table
A vintage living room requires a vintage coffee table. Otherwise, the vintage décor would feel off or worse, it wouldn’t work at all. So if you have a vintage décor for your living room, your best option is to get a vintage-style coffee table like the above.
You can see how the table looks very old and vintage. The colors of the table are fading and there are visible signs of wear and tear at the table top.
The table may not be the point of interest, but it is there to complement the overall theme. Without it, the vintage décor wouldn’t feel complete.
This one is among coffee table ideas that bring warmth to a living room. Other than warmth, a coffee table with “distressed” look also brings an air of friendliness and relaxation.
This makes them the perfect choice if you want to have a living room in which you spend your time with your friends and family.
Speaking of friends and family, the dining room is also one of the best places to spend your time with them in. If you don’t how to do make your dining room more inviting, you can use our dining room ideas as inspiration.
DIY Coffee Table Ideas
When we talk about coffee tables, don’t think that you can only get the best coffee table from a store. That’s right. Creating a DIY coffee table is always an option. The best thing about a DIY coffee table is that you can make it the way you want it.
The table needs not to be complicated, too. Even a simple DIY coffee table can look absolutely gorgeous. If you don’t believe it, just take a look at the picture again.
It is a picture of a DIY coffee table that you can create yourself. It has a simple design and no more than two colors. And yet, it looks gorgeous.
Rustic Coffee Table
Want to make your living room more interesting? Look no further than playing with contrast. A basic contrast like black and white makes any space more interesting.
However, if the contrast is not balanced, it will feel overwhelming. A gray and white rustic table can help to balance the contrast.
By the way, do you have a breakfast nook or are planning to make one? If you do, our breakfast nook ideas might help you design it.
Small yet Interesting
Does size matter? Not really. Even a small coffee table can be as effective in making a statement as a large one. Moreover, this small table is not just smaller than your average coffee table, it is also simplistic too. Yet, despite its size and design, it makes the living room far more interesting.
Simple Coffee Table Styling
Most of our previous coffee table ideas have intricate design. They take a lot of space in the living room as well. But what if you want something that is simple, very practical, and space-efficient?
In that case, you can opt for a minimalist coffee table like the above. It doesn’t take a lot of space while being very practical and aesthetical.
Suitcase Coffee Table
Our next example on our coffee table ideas is a suitcase table. Just because you want a coffee table, doesn’t mean you have to buy a brand new one.
If you have a large suitcase, you can turn it into a unique and unusual coffee table. All you need to do is to clean the suitcase thoroughly and give it legs.
Slim Side Coffee Table
Not every living room requires a coffee table in the center. Some living rooms only need a side coffee table. If your living room is like that, perhaps a slim side coffee table like this is a good option. It can hold your cup, the remote and books.
Repurposed Coffee Table
This one is another DIY idea on our list. This time, it requires
- four coat hangers
- two wooden boards
- adhesive glue, nails or small rope to attach the hangers and boards
That’s right. That’s all you need to create an interesting coffee table. Just attach two coat hangers at each side and add the boards in between. Voila! You got yourself a coffee table.
Barrel Round Coffee Table
A round coffee table is ordinary. A round coffee table shaped like a wine barrel? Now that’s extraordinary. Not only a coffee table like this is functional, but it also serves as the focal point in the living room, too. If you want to attract the attention of your guests, you need a coffee table like this.
The table is round. Each of the shorter sides of the table is covered by a half wine barrel. It looks as if a wine barrel is split to create a coffee table.
“Boho” Coffee Table
There are many coffee tables with extraordinary designs. “Boho” coffee tables are among them. It has a rather unusual and unique style, which makes it a great focal point in the living room.
A coffee table with “Boho” style can fit with most décor styles but it works best with a “Boho” living room.
Oak Coffee Table
An oak coffee table like this is the perfect option if you are looking for simple and basic coffee table ideas. It doesn’t have an intricate design, only consist of two parts (a table top and support), and have only one color. Due to these, this coffee table gives off a rather natural vibe.
Look at this coffee table. What do you think? This table consists of four large blocks with short support. It is literally a square. Yet, despite its very basic design, it makes the whole room more interesting.
This large square table proves that sometimes, a table with less intricate design can give a more effective statement. This is especially true as the table is put on the center, turning it into the focal point. Yes, a focal point that no one can miss.
Mushroom Coffee Table
Last but not least on our coffee table ideas list is a mushroom-shaped coffee table. Compared to the previous examples, this one is very, very different.
It has multiple colors, all of them are bright. Due to its color and size, your guests’ eyes will be set on them once they see it. It is a good conversation starter.
Should you use this kind of table in your living room? That depends. If you want to brighten the mood and the feel of your living room, the answer is yes, you should. After all, who wouldn’t be interested after seeing an uniquely-shaped and colorful coffee table like this?