The Best Coffee Tables for Every Living Room Style
Selecting the perfect coffee table for your living space can be a daunting task. In addition to considering style, scale, and finish, you also need to consider practicality. This piece isn't like any other accent table—it's a cornerstone of the living room which often plays host to everything from late night scrabble tournaments to a hot cup of tea and your favorite stack of books. Here, we chatted with a few of our favorite interior designers for their best recommendations on options to suit every style; we added in a few of our own picks, too, that speak to each aesthetic and budget.
- Modern Coffee Table: Williams Sonoma Matte White Square Coffee Table
- Natural Coffee Table: Pottery Barn ″Reed″ Coffee Table
- Minimalist Coffee Table: Grandin Road ″Chamonix″ Large Acrylic Coffee Table
- Traditional Coffee Table: Kelly Clarkson Home Solid Wood Coffee Table with Storage
- Coastal Coffee Table: Article ″Catta″ Natural Coffee Table
If you're in the market for a modern coffee table, interior designer Victoria Sass of Prospect Refuge Studio recommends this one. "Understated yet incredibly hardworking, this sturdy white faux raffia finished table is great for cocktails, kids' toys, and everything in between. You'll never need a coaster again," she says.
Shop Now: Made Goods Jarin Coffee Table, price upon request, madegoods.com.
The rectangular "Reed" coffee table from Pottery Barn offers that same rich wood hue—for half the price.
Shop Now: Pottery Barn "Reed" Coffee Table, $349, potterybarn.com.
For the minimalist, Sass recommends a simple coffee table that provides balance. "This coffee table is a nice contrast to heavier furniture pieces in a room. The angular legs make the sturdy table appear almost weightless," she shares.
Shop Now: Danish Design Store Insula Coffee Table, $1,333, danishdesignstore.com.
There are so many ways to interpret a minimalist aesthetic, but a lucite piece—which literally allows you to look through the material—captures the style's ethos perfectly. We like this waterfall style for mod-minded homeowners.
Shop Now: Grandin Road "Chamonix" Large Acrylic Coffee Table, $399, grandinroad.com.
For a more rustic aesthetic, Boston and Chicago-based interior designer Kira Obermeier loves this piece. "The clean lines of the rectangular shape help keep the natural teak variations from feeling too chaotic. The warm wood tones bring a cozy factor to any space," she says, noting that the teak also hits that outdoor element.
Shop Now: Kathy Kuo Home Noir Vert Coffee Table, $2,149, kathykuohome.com.
Another popular choice in rustic spaces, the "Takhat" coffee table from Pottery Barn is composed of reclaimed wood. Its design was modeled off an antique Indonesian weavers' table used by artisans to create beautiful textiles.
Shop Now: Pottery Barn "Takhat" Reclaimed Wood Rectangular Coffee Table, $799, potterybarn.com.
When it comes to traditional style, Obermeier reminds us that classic doesn't mean boring. "For traditionalists, you can't go wrong with a classic raffia-wrapped coffee table," she says. I particularly love the leg detail and knife edge on this one. Be sure to add a glass top so you don't have to worry about glasses leaving water rings!"
Shop Now: Bunny Williams Raffia Wrapped Coffee Table, from $1,119, ballarddesigns.com.
If you're searching for traditional option that skews more feminine, consider this one from Kelly Clarkson Home. Its wavy edges remind us of scalloped prints.
Shop Now: Kelly Clarkson Home Solid Wood Coffee Table with Storage, $274.99, wayfair.com.
Minnesota-based interior designer Bria Hammel recommends this slim-lined coffee table for an industrial space. "I love how this coffee table mixes black iron legs, a brass top, and raw wood edges for a perfect industrial trio," she shares.
Shop Now: One Kings Lane Colton Coffee Table, from $1,245, onekingslane.com.
You have a broad range of wood-and-finish combinations if you choose this piece from West Elm, but for a true industrial feel—and an affordable dupe of the above option from One King's Lane—pair the walnut topper with the antique bronze legs.
Shop Now: West Elm "Streamline" Coffee Table, $399, westelm.com.
For a breezy, coastal living room oasis, Hammel says to look no further than this piece from her very own furniture line, Brook & Lou. "Its heavy texture and organic feel makes this table feel coastal and carefree," she tells us.
Shop Now: Brooke & Lou Kiawah Coffee Table, $1,700, brookeandlou.com.
Wicker feels just as coastal as seagrass, which is why we like this small, but impactful iteration from Article. The glass topper makes it more durable over time, too.
Shop Now: Article "Catta" Natural Coffee Table, $349, article.com.