Acacia Waterfall Wood Coffee Tables1 item starting at $230
Coffee Tables and Cocktail Tables
A living room essential, a good coffee table will feel warm and familiar – and transform any space with refreshing elegance.
Which Coffee Table Is Best For Your Space?
When choosing the best coffee table for your space, consider the other pieces in your room: are they dark or light? Simple or embellished? Shiny or distressed? Choose a coffee table that complements your existing décor – or start with a coffee table you love and pick out other pieces to match it! – to create a cohesive aesthetic. (You can also choose based on organizational needs; many designs come with hidden storage.)
Coffee Table Decor
You have just bought your brand new coffee table and pushed it in front of your living room sofa. Now, it is time to style it! Look for bold centerpieces and chic decorative accents to bring your new coffee table to life – and make it yours.
If you find that you want to style more decorative accents than your coffee table provides the surface space for, or if you simply want to step away from the traditional living room layout, then don’t be afraid to go the unconventional route by placing two coffee tables side by side! For clean symmetry, stick to two of the same designs, or pair contrasting colors and silhouettes for an eclectic flair. You can even consider tiered layers – in which a shorter coffee table or cocktail table is placed under (and slightly to the side of) a taller coffee table!
A Look At Coffee Table Styles
Different designs bring different personalities into the home; modern coffee tables come in an array of silhouettes but will generally feature clean lines. Stick to straight legs and neutral colors, or ramp it up with angled legs and distressed textures for a more retro, mid-century feel. Rectangle and square coffee tables are classic shapes, but more curved or softer edges can bring a homier vibe.
A Note On Material
Material in designs brings out textures from the room. In a small space, a wood coffee table with a fabric sectional contrasts against the softness of the fabric, while a glass coffee table feels sleeker – and will complement smooth surfaces such as polished floors and windows.