The 10 Best Coffee Tables

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This wiki has been updated 27 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.

1. Emerald Home Furnishings Chandler

2. Mango Steam Metro

3. Coaster Distressed Wagon

Editor's Notes

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.

Special Honors

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.

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.

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.

4. Walker Edison Oval

5. Ashley Marion

6. Winsome Nolan

7. Coaster Home Furnishings Rosenberg

8. Dorel Living Lift Top

9. ioHomes Lendon

10. Belham Living Carter

Quincy Miller
Last updated by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.

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