A room without a coffee table is like a supermodel without lipstick! Dress it up, dress it down, make it pretty or simply utilitarian, but every room needs one. Coffee tables can actually be a great feature, storage item or simply blend into the background. Here are our top picks.
If you’re into the Scandi look, then you’ll love the round and three legged Tablo Table by Normann Copenhagen for Cloudberry Living. This table is wonderfully versatile and would look at home as a design centre piece in a modern apartment living room. It’s equally at home as a magazine or meeting table in your inspirational home office or even in your children’s playroom. The lovely mix of two materials and minimalistic, yet organic shape and style make it a very pleasing furniture item you’ll just be happy to sit and look at lovingly!
We love the Moorish look of this beautiful Targua coffee table (available in grey or dark turquoise) from Anthropologie. For those who love colourful, interesting pieces with a nod to far flung climes and cultures, this gorgeous crafted table using inlaid bone has a natural sheen that adds instant luxury to any space. On a cylindrical brass base, this beautiful handcrafted centrepiece captures the essence of Moroccan tilework and will instantly transport you to a warmer place!
If you’re looking for something that’s a little bit modern but can blend in with more traditional furniture, then this large square, hand-crafted Wistow Coffee Table from OKA combines a weathered finish with clean lines and has lovely solid oak legs and an oak veneer top. At 120cm square it suits a larger space and handily comes with three different sized removable wooden trays with inset handles to carry your coffee, drinks and nibbles! The lipped top of the actual table keeps the trays from slipping off onto your nice new carpet!
Boasting clean lines and striking geometric patternwork, the Herzen is a multifunctional coffee table made from mango wood, that combines function and a rustic, industrial design. A masculine style piece without frills, but lots of personality, if you’re one of those people who constantly lose the remote control or gaming console behind the sofa cushions, its handy drawer is the perfect place to keep it. The open section provides an excellent storage spot for magazines and coasters.
If you like more of a rustic, country look with a bit of fun and quirkiness, you’ll love this Garden Trading Clockhouse Log Table. It’s perfect if you don’t really have the space for a larger coffee table, but still want somewhere to park a lamp! A fun little talking point, stack it with wood to add some great texture to your room either just for show or as a handy storage space for your log fire or woodburner fuel!