There’s no denying that the clean lines and fresh style of contemporary décor is appealing. If you live in a space large enough to accommodate this square coffee table, we’re putting our money (and our coffee) on this one from Chest of Drawers. The sleek design is made warm by solid teak, with a drawer for storage.
For lovers of round coffee tables, this mirrored table from West Elm is the perfect contemporary pick. Round tables are excellent for smaller spaces, and this one is so airy that it takes up almost no visual space.
One way to bring the outdoors in is by choosing a coffee table with an organically shaped base. This coffee table is crafted from driftwood and finished off with a glass top. It’s just the thing to warm up a sparse space — but we’ve also enjoyed it in beach houses.
There’s no denying that Midcentury modern decor is hot. The sleek lines of the furniture gives it a timeless appeal. We also admit that our crush on Midcentury modern decor also stems from a slight obsession with Mad Men. This table from Room & Board looks at home in both contemporary and Mid-century decorated spaces.
Want to feel like a star in your own home? This Ethan Allen coffee table comes finished in silver or gold leaf, and it’s like a piece of statement jewelry for your home. It dresses up even the most basic of rooms. And a bonus: it will never go out of style.
The more we see industrial inspired spaces, the more we like it. This look is spreading around the globe, but is done especially well in places like Portland, Oregon, where the hippest decor is in style. This factory cart coffee table from Restoration Hardware brings in an element of rough, sturdy appeal and absolutely makes a statement of its own.
Like the look of the Restoration Hardware table but not so sure about having a cart parked in front of your sofa? This table from Bellacor features reclaimed wood and cast iron legs and accents, which makes it industrial chic without being a direct translation.
Want something softer for your living room? We’re partial to ottomans for both their comfort and safety elements. If you have kids in your family, a padded ottoman is a safe option — no glass tops to worry about breaking, sturdy, and lacking in pointy corners. The Victoria Tufted Ottoman from Pottery Barn is a classic piece that is large enough to act as a coffee table when paired with a simple tray, and cushy enough to prop your feet on while reading or watching TV. The same goes for the buttery leather ottoman from Arhaus.
Another non-traditional option is a large trunk, like this one from Restoration Hardware. A bonus to using a trunk is all the storage you’ll get as a result. It’s perfect for hiding toys, or for storing clothing in small spaces.