Perk Up Your Living Room With A Coffee Table

Keep your living room from turning into Snoozeville with coffee tables that can serve as its pièce de résistance.

Updated on June 06, 2017 21:06 pm

Martin Cuyegkeng


A coffee table can be quickly overlooked for its size and proportion to its living room contemporaries. But this important and useful piece of furniture can make a big impact on your room. Other than carrying your favourite things, which may include a plant, and offering your popular hors d’oeuvre, it can also serve as a conversation starter for when entertaining guests. A good quality coffee table should be both functional and stylish; and finding the perfect one can be the room’s focal point.

To help you find one that best suits your taste, here are some ideas that might be your cup of tea—or rather, joe.


Glass Table Top

Going for the classic glass table top is a clear choice for most. If ever you see things as clear as these glass table tops, go for something a little bit out of the ordinary like this whimsical piece with balloons as its base.


Round Coffee Table

Don’t be so square and choose the traditional wooden round coffee table with Victorian legs. Unless you’re of royal descent, go for something more modern like this round stainless steel coffee table reminiscent of the Studio 54 era with its circle design base.


Minimalist Coffee Table

They say that less is more. In the case of this low white table, it is indeed true. Kind of reminds you of the late Steve Jobs’ first Mac Mini design. But don’t be fooled by its simplicity. It’s more than capable at being a coffee table. Up close the hidden crevasse works as a shelf for books, magazines and all those knick knacks. This is one coffee table that Steve Jobs is sure to approve of.


Nesting Tables

A coffee table can actually be comprised of several small tables combined to form one. This a good space saver and it also allows you to change things up a bit every now and then. See these ghost nesting tables for an uneven and interesting polished touch.



Another instant space saver, the ottoman. This soft and puffy living room companion serves two purposes. Its primary function is to be, you guessed it, a coffee table (aside from being a conversation starter). Its secondary function is to be an extra seat in the case that you’re killing it in the hosting department. Go for some rich leather for a classic and masculine look. Or you can let that take a seat, and go for something less traditional, and choose bold colors for that extra pop of character.



There’s nothing like the unconventional to start a conversation. With this improvised coffee table and its role reversal, you are bound to get some conversation going. Why not let the books, and magazines do the work this time to serve as legs for a propped table top? How’s that for unconventional? Cheap, too.

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