Coffee tables are an integral piece of the living room ensemble, whether you enjoy coffee or not. They are the epicenter of the room, typically housing all important remotes, beverages, fun to flip through books, decor, and so much more.
Coffee tables come in many shapes and sizes, so making a decision on which one is best for your home may be challenging. Here are our top picks for the best coffee table options for when you want to sit back and enjoy a good movie, engage with guests, or any other activity you enjoy in your living room.
The Best Coffee Tables
If you are going for an industrial look, this iron framed coffee table's faux wood surface with the look of repurposed wood will certainly partner well with your room. A lower storage shelf is included that can hold up to 88 pounds which is a nice bonus if you need a place for remotes, books, or even as a light foot rest -- emphasis on "light" since the weight limit is only 88 pounds.
Additionally, the feet on the legs can be adjusted to assist with leveling as needed, because there is nothing worse the a wobbly table. We also love the matching console table, end table, serving table and shoe bench so you can easily build a cohesive and functional living room.
Great look and easy to assemble makes this a great addition to your living room.
- Feet can be adjusted to varying heights to prevent the dread wobbly table
- Ample storage above and below
- Easy to assemble
- Corners can be sharp
- Study matte-black Iron frame with rustic brown particle board surface
- Adjustable feet for leveling
- Lower metal grid can support up to 88 lbs
- Brand: VASAGLE
- Dimensions: 41.7 x 17.9 x 23.6 inches
- Weight: 30.2 pounds
What really sets the Furinno coffee table apart is the rounded corner design. This feature helps prevent injuries by removing sharp corners which is ideal for homes with children or clumsy adults. Constructed of medium density composite wood, the table is sturdy on flat surfaces while still extremely lightweight and easy to move if needed. If you have very plush carpets, you might want to look for something heavier for more support.
We love the lower shelf that adds extra storage without adding bulk, and the easy to follow instructions that makes assembly a breeze.
With a variety of color options, this affordable simple coffee table can work for a wide range of applications.
- Rounded edges reduce possible injury
- Easy assembly with clear instructions
- Lightweight material
- Might not be sturdy on thick carpet
- Medium density composite wood
- Simple design with rounded corners
- Bottom shelf for added storage
- Eight different color options
- Brand: Furinno
- Dimensions: 34.5 x 21.5 x 16.3 inches
- Weight: 17.5 pounds
Depending on your space, a round coffee table maybe be advantageous, and we love this option from Household Essentials. The simple x-frame design adds both stability as well as additional foot room, while the distressed ashwood colored top a lovely rustic look. We also like that the laminate is super easy to clean, just use a duster or damp cloth. While not providing as much storage as our top 2 picks, we do appreciate there are no sharp corners, great from homes with young children.
It is easy to assemble and will make a great addition to your room. Add the matching side tables for a nice, cohesive look.
- Easy to assemble
- Laminate gives the look of real wood and is easy to clean
- X-frame allows for more foot room
- Laminate can be prone to peeling based on use and care
- Distressed woodgrain laminate over MDF wood surface
- X-frame metal base for stability
- Brand: Household Essentials
- Dimensions: 31.5 x 31.5 x 16 inches
- Weight: 17 pounds
We're a big fan of this sturdy, attractive coffee table from Convenience Concepts. The all-wood construction is available in a number of colors from a classic espresso to a bright and cheery yellow, so no matter your aesthetic, you're sure to find a finish you'll love. The clean lines with side crosses add a simplistic yet versatile design that can work with a large variety of existing furniture.
The lower shelf is a great feature for added storage, but with how low it is, you will need to move the table to clean underneath it as it will be challenging to navigate a vacuum or broom underneath.
If you're looking to furnish an entire room, we love all the matching pieces from end tables to bookcase to TV stand to easily pull the whole look together. Try mixing and matching colors of pieces for a fun twist!
- Matching set for additional growth
- Infuses with any decor easily
- Sturdy table thanks to material and construction
- Sharp corners
- Wood construction
- Lower shelf for added storage
- Ten color choices with glossy finish
- Brand: Convenience Concepts
- Dimensions: 39.5 x 21.8 x 17.8 inches
- Weight: 34 pounds
The KingSo coffee table has a wonderfully retro mid century modern aesthetic. It is made of particleboard but looks like real wood with the rustic brown finish that adds to the vintage look. The legs are made from solid wood for stability and come with protective pads, a very nice plus if you have wood floors.
The design provides ample storage area and can hold up to 110lb, and we love the hideaway panelling, adding to a decluttered look.
The coffee table can function as a TV stand as well, making it a versatile option that can change as your decorating does.
All around, this table is a great retro look for your living room.
- Mid century modern look
- Clear instructions with numbered parts makes assembly a breeze
- Can function as a coffee table or TV stand
- Sharp corners could pose hazard
- 15mm thick particleboard body
- Solid wood legs with protective pads
- 110 lb weight capacity
- Brand: KingSo
- Dimensions: 39.4 x 19.7 x 17.8 inches
- Weight: 35 pounds
The Ameriwood Home Parsons coffee table is perfect for smaller spaces and those with a minimalist aesthetic. Constructed of PVC laminated hollow core, the material lends to a lightweight design that is easy to move as needed. The lovely black oak woodgrain pairs with almost any decor, and has a water resistant finish to stand up to the wear and tear of everyday life.
Assembly is as easy as attaching the 4 legs, and once complete, the table can hold up to 50 lbs, enough to hold all the essentials plus some.
For a no fuss coffee table, look no further!
- Assembly only requires you to screw on the four legs
- Lightweight and easy to move as needed
- Can hold up to everyday use
- Can store as much as other options
- PVC laminated hollow core
- Water resistant finish
- Brand: Ameriwood Home
- Dimensions: 19 x 39 x 17.7 inches
- Weight: 10 pounds
We love this coffee table from Safavieh Home Collection!
If you have a small room, glass provides desired structure while tricking the eyes to make the room look more open. It is also easy to clean, and you never need to worry about stains or damage that is more common on wood-based options. The glass is thick and sturdy, so while this table is heavier than our other picks, it can also last much longer with proper care.
The base light wood shelf not only adds additional storage, but is a serious statement piece -- we love the mixed material look!
For a beautiful, durable coffee table, this is a solid choice.
- Great for small spaces
- Mixed material look for a unique decor statement
- Sturdy material that is also easy to clean
- Top can slide off so might not be great with children
- Sturdy glass table top and sides
- MDF wood shelf
- Brand: Safavieh
- Dimensions: 43.3 x 23.6 x 16.5 inches
- Weight: 44 pounds
Coffee Table Buying Guide
Coffee tables come in all shapes, sizes, and designs, and making a decision can be tough. While some will just go with whatever best matches the rest of the furniture in the room, others are looking for a fun accent piece to compliment their living rather than coordinate with it. It is helpful to go into the buying process with a few key things in mind, namely the size, material, and function that will best match the space you have.
As with any piece of furniture, make sure to select the proper size for the room you have to work with. Determine the width and seat height of your couch to find a proper and functional partner. You will also want to consider whether the space you have is better suited by a rectangular table or a round one. Measure your space prior to shopping and ensure you pay careful attention to the dimensions as listed to ensure everything will line up.
Coffee tables can be — and are — made out of almost any material. However, there are four main construction materials used in most pieces today. Solid wood is durable and strong, but also expensive. Many manufacturers work with engineered wood products such as pressed particle board to reduce costs associated with wood furniture to be able to offer a product at a lower cost while still having the look and feel of wood. Metal frames can be quite solid and provide an industrial motif, but can also be pricier unless the metal is super thin and weak. Finally, glass surfaces have been a beloved choice for years, though they may be less suitable for homes with young children.
Determine your primary goal for your coffee table and it may just assist you in choosing the best material and structure for the job. If you are rough on furniture, or plan to use the table to prop up your feet often, you should choose a stronger, more durable material to ensure a long life. If you struggle to find storage space, opt for a model with an included shelf for remotes and books. Keep cleanability in mind as well.