Coffee tables to suit all living rooms
Add personalised style to your living area with these easy and inspiring coffee table ideas.
1. Get the look: the latest in coffee table looks and styles
From the humble small, round table to styles featuring built-in storage, magazine racks, hidden compartments and bonus shelves, there’s a coffee table to suit every living room. Large open-plan spaces will suit a large, solid rectangular coffee table, whereas more compact spaces will benefit from smaller, circular tables , minimising the sharp edges. Built-in storage is also great where space is limited, minimising clutter.
2. Don’t have space for a coffee table?
If you’re already pushed for space with just the sofa, TV and entertainment unit, never fear - choose space-saving, multi-purpose pieces for the best of both worlds. A side table, nesting table or stool can tuck away when it’s not needed, and can double as extra seating when guests are over. An ottoman will instantly transform a regular sofa into a chaise option to put your feet up, transforming into a great spot for remotes, laptops and more.
3. What style coffee table is right for me?
Channel old-school glam with a sleek glass-topped coffee table with a slimline steel frame in an aged brass finish. Glass ensures clear sightlines, ideal in small spaces, while shelves below provide an opportunity for display and storage. A curated selection of coffee table books, potted plants and timber trays will add colour, texture and interest below and on top.
Choose a table in concrete , hammered metal or even a woven wire basket to create an instant focal point. Shapely lines, smooth curves and geometric accents are an easy match with breezy, open-plan spaces. Style it up with candles, small ceramics and a timber or ceramic platter to add contrast to the organic feel of the tables.
You can’t go wrong with a classic solid timber coffee table . The natural finish provides warmth and texture, while the endless versatility will ensure it’s a piece that works with every style of home. Add a personal touch with vignette of vases, fresh blooms and trays - choose pieces of varying heights and shapes to lead the eye over and across the table.
Make a statement with a table that’s a work of art in its own right. Go big with a trio of tiered tables or try a more subtle approach with metal or bone inlay in a solid timber setting. Accessorise with a cute potted succulent and candle holder.
4. Keep your coffee table looking its best
Use coasters under hot and cold drinks to protect the surface of your coffee table, and regularly wipe and dust the top. Sunlight can affect the colour of natural timber, so be sure to move any decorative items around occasionally to prevent marks. Protect timber with freedom’s timber furniture care kit, which includes protective cream, conditioner and an application kit. freedom also offers a two-year furniture warranty as standard.