The 11 Best Coffee Tables for Every Living Room Style, According to Interior Designers

The center of your living room needs a piece that ties the entire space together—these shoppable coffee table options look great with a range of personal aesthetics.

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West Elm Streamline Coffee Table
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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 appetizers for game night to a hot cup of tea and your favorite stack of books. You want a design that blends form and function—something big enough to hold knickknacks and necessities, but also one that elevates your living room and looks cohesive with the rest of your décor. Discover what coffee tables interior designers think fit the bill, from natural wood iterations to more modern designs.

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Blu Dot Turn Coffee Table

Blu Dot Turn Coffee Table
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Those who feel most content in spaces that bring the outside in will love this piece, according to interior designer Victoria Sass of Prospect Refuge Studio. "Earthy and grounded, the curves of the base balance the heavier bottom. The acacia is rich, warm, and sophisticated," she says.

Williams Sonoma Matte White Square Coffee Table

Williams Sonoma Matte White Square Coffee Table
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Crafted from sustainably sourced wood and hand finished in matte gesso, this modern, square piece complements a range of furnishings. There's no need to worry about wear and tear—the matte finish acts as a guard against damage.

Danish Design Store Insula Coffee Table

Danish Design Store Insula Coffee Table Insula Coffee Table
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For the minimalist, Sass recommends a simple coffee table that provides balance, like this asymmetrical piece. "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 says.

Pottery Barn Reed 36" Coffee Table

Pottery Barn Reed Coffee Table
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Rustic while simultaneously being timeless, this rectangular coffee table was made using thick cuts of mango wood. It's ideal for smaller spaces and features a planked-look top with a shelf below for extra storage.

Kelly Clarkson Home Solid Wood Coffee Table

Kelly Clarkson Home Solid Wood Coffee Table with Storage
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Add an understated elegance to your living room with this stunning piece that's made of solid wood. Its antique white paint and scalloped edges give the table a timeless look that pairs well with a variety of home design aesthetics.

Kathy Kuo Home Noir Vert Rustic Lodge Teak Rectangular Coffee Table

Kathy Kuo Home Noir Vert Coffee Table
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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 gives the table an outdoor element.

Article Catta Natural Coffee Table

Article Catta Natural Coffee Table
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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, as does the metal base.

Bunny Williams Raffia Wrapped Coffee Table

Bunny Williams Raffia Wrapped Coffee Table
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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."

One Kings Lane Colton Coffee Table

One Kings Lane Colton Coffee Table
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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 says.

West Elm Streamline Coffee Table

West Elm Streamline Coffee Table
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You have a broad range of wood-and-finish combinations if you choose this piece from West Elm. Material options include—cerused white, dark walnut, glass, and white marble—while finishes come in both light bronze and antique bronze. You'll be sure to find something that fits the aesthetic of your home.

Brooke & Lou Kiawah Coffee Table

Brooke & Lou Kiawah Coffee Table
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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 says.

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