by Bruna Pelarigo
You may not believe it, but center tables are a trend again. When it comes to decorate a living room you cannot forget this important element that occupies the most important part of your living area. Or at least the most visible one (try to left this area empty and you’ll see how everybody notices). And when it comes to chose a center table, you’ll never be out of options. Since wooden center tables to contemporary coffee tables with glass covers or metallic elements, all the living room furniture choices are on you.
In order to help you find inspiration and ideas on choosing the best center table for your living room design, here is a list of 50 incredible center or coffee tables. Scroll down and see what center table will best suit your home decor style and taste.
Starting with a more relaxed and casual interior design, scroll down and find some coffee tables that will look amazing in your beach house.
Sit on the floor. A living space feels different — more easygoing and often more fun — when sitting on the floor is encouraged. A long, low coffee table is ideal for setting your drink on while lounging on the floor, and extra cushions, poufs or sheepskin pillows are essential for lounging in comfort.
Cut a table down to size. Before you give away an old table, consider whether you would use it if it were shorter. Or use an old trunk or ark, like this one above.
Style your coffee table. Go grab a tray, a few books with pretty covers, a small vase or candle, and a few small decorative objects. Place the tray on your coffee table or ottoman.
Center tables and coffee tables are those that we place in the living room in front of the sofa. We also place a stunning centerpiece on top of it while the lower portion usually bears other items like magazines and books. That is why homeowners would prefer to use center tables that have apt storage areas.
If you don’t want the coffee table to be the focus of the room, choose one with a glass top and a finish that blends with others in the room, as in the example below. This will keep the eye interested in all the items in the room, not just one layer of the design.
Isn’t this an amazing example of a center table? Lacquered center table, white and classy, beautiful!
A coffee table made of separate pieces, such as these four square ones, is perfect for people who like to mix things up and move furniture around regularly. This geometric grouping has great modern appeal.
If you have some trouble making it a part of the whole room, for coffee tables, try this easy 2-to-1 formula: add two small decor items to one side and one large item to the other. Make sure the heights, and it will be perfect!
Tables are an important piece of furniture in our homes. This beautiful cube here, has lots of storage underneath the table! What a surprise for you won’t expect that this pretty thing has so much function. Below you’ll find examples of coffee tables that will beautifully fit in a contemporary interior design. Take a look.
A round coffee table has no corners to anchor pieces on, as a rectangular or square table does. You can create a display in the center, or display items around the edges.
A lip edge or tray top on a coffee table is always a smart choice if you have a tendency to spill your coffee or have kids that will be using the coffee table for snacks and drinks. They’re also good if you entertain often and don’t want to worry about red wine getting spilled on your carpet.
Sculptural wood coffee tables tell their own story and can add a natural element and warmth to a room with multiple upholstered pieces, like the one above by BRABBU.
Though simplistic in its form, this coffee table by Koket is far from being simple. Coils of golden rope are wrapped along the edges, giving away to the translucent outline. Golden spirals are twisted creating the illusion of tiny stacked beads for handles. And sleek slender legs rest themselves beneath its demure design.
This center table by Boca do Lobo is an example where the coffee table is the star. With this sort of table, you will need a tray on top to stabilize and drinks. Also, a coffee table made of separate pieces, such as these ones, is perfect for people who like to mix things up and move furniture around regularly. This geometric grouping has great modern appeal.
When you have two sofas or any larger seating arrangement, a big coffee table might seem like the obvious solution. But also consider a pair of matching coffee tables. They will keep the focus off one large piece of furniture and let your eye move around the room more easily.
Buy a glass top coffee table like the one below and enjoy a new accent piece that provides stylish functionality! If you want to create an interior that looks visually larger, you can choose furniture that has glass touches. A coffee table with glass top and brass legs can be a good choice especially if it has a unique and appealing design.
TIP: Like your suit’s stitching, the perfection lies in the detailing, so edit your coffee table accessories to a minimum – it might just be a pile of large coffee table books. Guide to creating a beautifully styled coffee table. If you want to find modern center tables, check below some amazing examples.
Smooth and cool with a subtle gleam. Designers topped an architectural base with a sturdy wood slab to create these two sculptural coffee table.
For this coffee table, the flat books and decorative pieces fill in the space. It feels very cozy and allows the person on each sofa to grab a book easily.
The sofa can be soft and generous, but to make it look tailored, team it with a large scale and structured coffee table with a clean finish in marble or metal.
The center or coffee table brings beauty and usefulness to any living, working, or lounging environment. Choose a stylish coffee table and it sure will add organization to busy family spaces.
If you have a big sofas or multiple chairs in your room, a large coffee table will anchor the seating area and bring the entire space together.
Choose gold and black if you want to give your living room a luxurious touch.
Have an extra-long couch? Complement it with a super-sized coffee table. If you can’t find one singular coffee table that seems large enough, pair two or use side tables too.
Get creative with your coffee table. Use colorful furniture, like the one below.
This is a great center table: so sleek and so modern with a space in between to place items like magazines.
Now you know what you need to do in order to have a great living area. You just have to mix your beautiful center table with a big rug, with some vintage industrial lighting (such as tall lamps or golden lamps), a contemporary sofa and a vintage sideboard. Depending on your (or your client’s) decor taste, you will find a range of great options. Have you found inspiration in these amazing 50 center tables?