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Coffee Table Furniture Buying Guide

Coffee Table Furniture Design Buying Guide

Coffee tables are not only a useful place to put drinks or magazines – they act as the focal point of a living space, normally surrounded by couches and/or chairs or other furniture. When you think about it, they’re the perfect social gathering spot.

If you’re in the market for a new coffee table, it maybe difficult for you to find the perfect one – there are so many kinds to choose from!

Coffee table furniture offers all the different design styles to compliment any room out there, so let’s get started on finding your ideal selection.

What’s your design style? What kind of décor is in the room of your future coffee table? If you’re not sure, read up on these different design themes and select the table that best matches your taste and price.

Casual Coffee Table Style

If your living space is decorated comfortably, relaxing and warm, chances are it’s a casual style room. The design aspect is simple, with soft details and textures. Overall, casual style gives off a homey feel.


Wood Coffee Table Walnut Winsome Rectangle Wood Coffee Table in Antique Walnut

Dimensions: 18.1″ H x 33.9″ W x 18.9″ D

Price: $97.00



Distressed Coffee Cocktail Table With Storage Shelf Stanley Furniture Villa Antica Birch Rectangular Cocktail Table in Distressed Finish


Dimensions: 52″ H x 23.06″ W x 28.5″ D

Price: $579.00

Contemporary Coffee Table Style


- Contemporary style is fresh and up-to-date. It features a lot of curvature, and there are minimal details in the design.


Glass Coffee Table RTA Round Glass and Aluminum Coffee/End table

Dimensions (in Inches):24″ H x 24″ W x 18″ D

Price: $89.00




Wood and Glass Coffee Table Sitcom Archer Collection Coffee Table with Tempered Glass Table Top

Dimensions: 17″ H x 38″ W x 38″ D

Price: $662.05

Country or Rustic Coffee Table Style

- Normally wood-comprised with very little to no finishing, the country/rustic design style is uncomplicated, modest, and natural-looking.


Shaker Unfinished Coffee Table International Concepts Whitewood Tall Shaker Unfinished Coffee Table

Dimensions: 18″ H x 24″ W x 42″ D

Price: $126.00




Storage Coffee Cocktail Table Magnussen Madras Rectangular Cocktail Table with Storage Top

Dimensions: 19″ H x 48″ W x 30″ D

Price: $438.00




Modern Coffee Table Style


- Practical, clean, bold – these are the characteristics of modern style. Shapes and lines are straight and futuristic, with industrial elements.



Dimensions: 13.75″ H x 47.25″ W x 23.5″ D

Price: $170.00




Wood Nesting Coffee Table Set Sitcom Taylor Collection 3 Pcs Set Wood Coffee

Dimensions: 18.75″ H x 26″ W x 48″ D

Price: $750.46




Coffee Table Style

- If you like to make a statement with original, odd pieces, you’ve got a novelty style! Flashy knickknacks and unique furniture models really make a living space stand out.


Wood Coffee Table Storage Organize It All Robust Coffee Table

Dimensions: 21″ H x 50″ W x 26″ D
Price: $289.70



Magazine Coffee Table Magnussen Zed Rectangular Cocktail TableDimensions: 19″ H x 46″ W x 26″ DPrice: $411.40



Coffee Table Style

- If your living space is adorned with antiques that feature curved lines and hand painted wood, it is considered traditional. Its regal, classic style gives any room a charming flair.


Cherry Coffee Table by Kathy Ireland Standard Distressed Cherry Oxford Cocktail Table

Dimensions: 19″ H x 54″ W x 32″ D

Price: $369.00



Wood Top Coffee Table Magnussen Ashton Rectangular Cocktail Table

Dimensions: 19″ H x 50″ W x 28″ D

Price: $715.00


Coffee tables aren’t the only choice you have when decorating your living space. You can also select from the following:


End tableA small table placed beside a chair, or at each end of a sofa.

Wood End Table Linon Mission Brown Solid Wood End Table

Dimensions: 24″ H x 22″ W x 18″ D

Price: $90.00

Sofa (or console) table – A long table, normally as long as your sofa, to be placed behind it.


Black Sofa Table Linon Anna Black Console/Sofa Table

Dimensions: 30″ H x 44″ W x 15″ D

Price: $134.00

Ottoman – A padded, low table that is often used as a footstool.


Ottoman Coffee Table 4D Concepts Large Faux Leather Cocktail Ottoman

Dimensions: 15.75″ H x 46″ W x 24″ D

Price: $160.00



Nesting table – Usually, a set of three tables that can be stacked under one another.


Glass Chrome Nesting Coffee Tables Eurostyle Noviana Nesting Table with Glass Top & Chrome Legs

Dimensions: 17″ H x 21.75″ W x 21.75″ D

Price: $300.00

You can always select your table based on what it’s made of. Material choice adds to the overall appearance of the table, and certain materials will keep it strong and resilient for years to come. Choose from:


HardwoodThe most common choice for tables is hardwood. They vary from birch, pine, and walnut, and most wood is veneered with mahogany, cherry, or maple. Wood offers excellent strength and endless versatility, which highly contributes to its popularity.

Dimensions: 20″ H x 50″ W x 30″ D


Price: $263.99

Glass – More and more tables are featuring glass tops, and even entire tables made of glass. The look is artistic, expensive, and on top of that, their surface is easy to clean. Look for tapered and/or oxidized glass because they are stronger than untreated glass.


Modern Glass Coffee Table With Shelf Magnussen Pasadena Tables Rectangular Cocktail Table

Dimensions: 18″ H x 51″ W x 30″ D

Price: $576.00



Tropical fibres – Bamboo, banana leaf, rattan, sea grass, wicker…the list goes on. Tropical fibres are a great resource because they grow faster than most plants, and are surprisingly strong. These materials give a room an exotic, tropical flair.


Bamboo Storage Coffee Table Bamboo 54 Bamboo Coffee Table with Under Rack Storage

Dimensions: 18″ H x 23.5″ W x 42″ D

Price: $99.00

Metal – Sturdy and clean-looking, metal is a perfect choice to compliment a modern or contemporary-styled room.


Black Coffee Table Adesso Regency Modern Black Coffee Table

Dimensions: 14″ H x 31″ W x 22″ D

Price: $149.94




Stone – Whether it is slate, granite, or marble, stone tables offer a regal, traditional look that gives a room a luxurious style.


Stone Top Coffee Table Hillsdale Brookside Ivory Coffee Table with Fossil Stone Top

Dimensions: 19″ H x 48″ W x 24″ D

Price: $279.00



Are you looking for specific features in your table? Take your pick from the following:


Lift TopThis feature allows the top of the table to be lifted to offer extra storage, or to expand the length of the table.

Lift Top Coffee Table Homelegance Cherry Lift Top Rectangle Coffee Table

Dimensions: 20″ H x 48″ W x 28″ D

Price: $488.00

Shelves and Drawers – Certain tables are great for extra storage with their built-in drawers and shelves.


American Drew Camden Wicker Rattan Storage Coffee Table American Drew Camden White Coffee Table with Wicker Basket Storage

Dimensions: 19″ H x 48″ W x 24″ D

Price: $525.00


Book/Magazine Rack – Tables with racks below that are convenient for reading material.


Magazine Book Rack Coffee Table Stanley Furniture Lincoln Park Cherry Vogue Cocktail Table in Dark Java Finish

Dimensions: 20″ H x 44″ W x 26″ D

Price: $749.00


Extra seating – These tables have extra seats that can be hidden underneath to save space.


Modern Coffee Table With Stools &  Storage Global Furniture USA Dontai Glass Top Coffee Table in High Gloss Cherry Finish

Dimensions: 19″ H x 51″ W x 26″ D

Price: $429.00

Enjoy the additional utility and elegance you get from your new table!


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