The 10 Best Coffee Tables
This wiki has been updated 24 times since it was first published in March of 2015. It's time to ditch that upturned crate in the living room and invest in something a little more stylish on which to rest magazines, drinks, plates, and remote controls. Any of these coffee tables would make attractive additions to a home, and we've included selections suitable for just about any budget and existing decor. Just be sure you take your shoes off before putting your feet up. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
July 27, 2019:
"Coffee tables" is a broad category, with tons of options in a myriad of fashions and designs. We tried to ensure that this list would reflect that variety, which is why we included both wood and metal options, as well as those in a wide range of styles.
One things to consider before buying is space vs. utility. The larger options, like the Emerald Home Furnishings Chandler, give you plenty of room to store and stack things, which could help cut down on clutter in other parts of the home. However, they will eat into your available room, so something like the Ashley Marion might be a better option if you live in a tiny studio apartment.
The materials are also worth thinking about. Wood is by far the most common, as it's durable and attractive, but if you have small kids in the house, it could fall victim to stains and markings. Glass is sleek and easy to clean, but again, kids and glass might not be the best mix. Metal is a nice compromise, although it tends to be a little less sophisticated, and of course, kids can hurt themselves if they run into it. The lesson here might be that kids and furniture don't mix.
Martin Priblya Aquarium For the ultimate statement piece, there's nothing like this aquarium-table. It has a large tank where the table would usually be, with filters in both legs ensuring the water stays clean and oxygen-filled. 1stdibs.com
Serena & Lily Boonville It's hard to get more natural than this model, which is crafted from a real tree root. There's not a lot of storage space, but it will certainly be a showstopper in whatever room you put it in — and since it's weatherproof, you can even leave it on the back patio. serenaandlily.com
Anthropologie Targua Moroccan The bone-inlay tabletop on this selection has a beautifully unique sheen that naturally draws the eye. The antique brass base ensures that the table is as formidable as it is attractive, and cleaning up messes on it is surprisingly easy. anthropologie.com