5 coffee tables to perk up your living room
Just like a great cup of coffee can make your day, a great coffee table can make your living room.
Coffee tables these days are so much more than just a functional after-thought. In many cases, they are the centerpiece. Here are some coffee tables worth building a room around.
Round and round
Coffee tables do not need to be rectangular. There’s something about a circular style that not only ties the room together, but also is so inviting for guests, no matter where they sit. This cherry round wooden coffee table from (surprise!) Walmart.com comes with four triangular ottomans that neatly tuck underneath. That’s four extra seats or foot rests. Major space-saver and perfect for entertaining.
Nature-inspired and artistic
Let Mother Nature be your interior decorator with a nature-inspired coffee table. This Crate and Barrel style uses unfinished driftwood, topped with a simple, clear, glass square to give you space to put your drinks and centerpiece, without detracting from the rugged perfection of the base. We just can’t get enough of this piece.
Geometric and contemporary
Another show-stopper at Crate and Barrel is this angular, geometric end table, made of brass to look almost like a gemstone. With an end-table diameter, this smaller table is great for tight spaces and those craving a sleek, modern and masculine energy.
A treasure chest
Swap out a traditional coffee table for a large chest to maximize storage and give your living room an antique feel. A chest coffee table, like this cocktail table at Target, is ideal for families who need somewhere to store their children’s toys and need a more durable option that can handle the wear and tear of crazy kids. This chest also comes in red, to give your room a pop of color, or this sleek black, for a more sophisticated air.
Repurposed and retro
Not far from its treasure-chest cousin, an old-fashioned suitcase or trunk on legs is another popular and unique coffee table expression. Check out this Southern Enterprises Mason trunk on legs at Target.