Coffee Table Design Ideas


Coffee tables, serve decorative and practical purposes in the living room. The coffee table functioned as a centerpiece for casual entertainment. Seating was arranged around the table, with the table placed before the sofa and a chair set to either side to form a “U” shape. This allowed access to the coffee table from all sides. But the coffee table did more than provide a convenient place for guests to set down their beverage. Magazines were becoming increasingly popular and the coffee table provided a place to display the colorful covers. It wasn’t long before the coffee table was accessorized with ceramics, vases of flowers and coffee table books. There are several good coffee table design ideas that include features that are safe, practical and attractive. For more information about coffee table design ideas, find it in the following paragraphs.

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Good Coffee Table Design Ideas

Here are some coffee table design ideas. Firstly, a round table is perfect for spaces that incorporate two or more couches or seats in the room. People can sit around the table and freely talk and mingle with perfect spacing between them. These are optimal for games and social scenes. Often times these tables will have a single column in the middle that holds up the table. You need to make sure this is nice and sturdy for the weight of the table itself. Next is about flip top design, these tables have a top to them that can flip up to store things inside. These are often popular for people will space limitations. You don’t waste any space with this design. These are much heavier than other designs though, because of the added bulk of the containing space inside the table.

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Glass tables are very popular nowadays and look great. Some have no edging on them, while others have edging made of metal or wood, with glass inlays. These are tough to keep clean, and those without edging can be dangerous for small children. Another coffee table design ideas; Slate table. Slate and stone topped coffee tables can give the room a nice rustic look. Of course, these tables are going to be the heaviest of them all! Then, last but not least, acrylic table. These are basically plastic tables that are transparent, but these can be extremely expensive and very sought after. A lot of designer furniture makers have created collections in recent years that are priced in the thousands for small pieces. Larger tables can be very very expensive, but very elegant and fun as well.

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There are some nice coffee table design ideas to think if you want to purchase a coffee table.  After all, with this coffee table you can get  a way to adding interest to a room and making the most of what you have. Choosing the right one can really make your living room or any other room look great.

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83 thoughts on “Coffee Table Design Ideas

  1. Kara B.

    This may sound extreme, but if you a enough window that the sofa may fit through with the sashes removed, overlooking a street or yard, hoisting the sofa out of the apartment using block and tackle or a rented scissors lift. There are companies in NYC that will go items in and out of buildings through windows, on top of elevator cars, etc.

  2. Morgan-Sloan-Kynlee

    The cardboard will warp and ripple (and actually to desolve the glue in the corrugation) from a waterbased spraypaint. If you are using less eco-friendly solvent based spraypaint you will not as warping and rippling, but the sheer quantity of paint that it takes to completely corrugated cardboard is (twice as if its waterbased and you will need to prime first). You will probably need a can per magazine holder to accept an even coat and once you are finished it will scratch off quite easily.

  3. Adaline-Lea

    I a KleenKanteen, that i a lot. The largest size sometimes makes noises, “farts”, when you the drinking nozzle.Hope they work on that.Another thing that I seen, are Snapple bottles wrapped in Duct Tape. Reuse before recycle?Sylvia

  4. Rafael@2003

    I that chandelier! We a smaller version of it in our absorb apartment and it adds a lot of personality to our living room, especially combined with some more furniture.

  5. Bradley_Davon

    @catiaelizabeth As a second floor occupant, I can recommend switching out to Okabashi sandals at instead of regular street shoes. At first they were my “shower shoes” but when I realized how they absorbed the sound of my footstep I wear them all the time at home– because my floor creaks when you discover at it. At the only noise I could be to my downstairs neighbors is when a frozen item might jump out from my freezer in the kitchen. My pots and pans are well behaved.

  6. Josie-Malaysia

    We honest moved into a (rental) house in early July, and were surprised to bag several althea bushes (which began exploding with flowers after we moved in, as if to welcome us), a host of “mystery plants” that yet to be identified, and, less enjoyably, wasp nests in both our dining and living room windows.

  7. Amara.66

    We a lot of these all in one kitchens. Unfortunately, its a niche product and takes up a lot of room, so we not the larger units on Display. The acme units are large. Additionally, the Acme units are customizable. Our peak units are customizable as well.If you browse through this link,

  8. Aviana.66

    Please your tenants before participating in this program. The light fixtures they provide will accomplish it impossible for tenants to Compact Fluorescent bulbs with a * type adapter, and will instead require that they employ pin type fluorescents with external ballasts built into the fixture. Not only will these MORE electricity than the CFL bulbs your tenants may already have, they (and you) will be forced to pay higher prices for the pin type bulbs. The fixtures installed may not be for the application, such as putting only about 15 watts of lighting in an otherwise unlighted bathroom, forcing many tenants to provide their absorb lighting fixtures. This program is not really progress, it represents a subsidy for a few unscrupulous contractors who will not only happily replace perfectly light fixtures with really cheap ones, but will leave holes in the walls and demolish the the usable fixtures as of this program. The program was designed for and consumption, not conservation. It will increase YOUR maintenance costs.

  9. Daniel_Enrique_Teagan

    Dont throw water on other peoples potential of gifting. Three suggestions.1. Give to a charity in their name (a previous and suggestion)2. Give sentimental gifts. Not alot of money but perhaps a or newspaper from their childhood3. Food

  10. Nova Addisyn Briley

    Add another reason: free entertainment! They are so dang funny! His reactions to bird & squirrel videos on youtube are apt of a video itself.There is a reason why the internet is dominated by cat pictures. Because cats really are the best pet. Dogs are kiddos, and need constant monitoring.

  11. Winter

    We had luck with houseguests. We even had one for 3 months, recommended by a mutual friend, who we had never met until he walked in the front door. He became one of our closest friends.The most annoying was our 14 year nephew. We live in Manhattan, a million things to and achieve factual outside our door, but we could barely pry him out of the apartment for the five days he was with us. All he wanted to accomplish was up all night watching tv, and sleep all day.

  12. Isabelle Myah Annabel V.

    Colleen gave a with some example photos with tufted sofas.My recommendation is to just a collection of images to as a virtual mood board. More a mood album. Google Image Search, Flickr, BHG and HGTV, and other tools to catch examples of living rooms with similar features to your and compose a collection of images.Then, through that collection to what really knocks you out. Then you can either try to implement ideas wholesale, specific pieces, etc.

  13. Sky Tori

    I applaud the article. We are in the process of doing exactly this. We are painting the cabinet doors, the kitchen floor was done a few months ago. The countertops and sink and faucet will be done after the cabinet doors are painted. I estimate that we will spent about $1500 on all of these updates and I am feeling we will a current kitchen. Having really expedient wood cabinets is a plus and a layout that really cannot be changed so updating this is the to go. It is extremely economical and the outcome looks and refreshed.

  14. Greyson.666

    Everyone already everything I was going to say. London, my all-time city in the world, which reveals joys and pleasures every time I visit, is terrifyingly expensive, even to someone who lives in an expensive east US city.

  15. Victoria Camila Erika A.

    I switched to Mac years ago and will never back. While Windows 7 is bearable, I rather a Mac. I admire the high quality materials they consume to craft their products and how they are. I however, dual boot into Linux for fun. Overall, I mainly OSX for everything I do. Graphic design, college work, and of course gaming and web browsing/chat/listening to music. I found my MBPro to be worth every penny. No regrets.

  16. Nicole

    I had a sofa that one and my cats also took to it for scratching. I sewed sleeves for it until I could replace it. I accumulate that if you are having problems with scratching, more scratchers, a variety and be vigilant about trimming their nails. Also consistency in telling them “no scratch,” removing them from the object. Also is the double sided tape or white pepper or perfume placed on the object.

  17. Johnathan Luciano J.

    A for homeowners with their washer/dryers, but you seem to forget about many city dwellers such as myself. No in-apartment washers/dryers are the norm in LA. A load a day is unrealistic for people who work time, live in apartments and who to a Laundromat. I belief the name of this website was Apartment Therapy. We seem to lost our contrivance from our with this website.

  18. Miles Allan Jan

    I long felt this would be a chilly belief . . . I was right, once again 🙂 I cannot wait to what you all up with! Also, Amen to the fact that no one (that I know anyway) has an absolutely perfect ready for even an AT house tour but they all some attributes and are places I to be.

  19. Devon

    would not say any of them are basic, except white kitchen cabinets if done in melamine with oak band pulls. mcm is extremely specific in its proportions & materials, also many people outright it, hardly basic. subway tile will be whether on trend or not because of its classic proportions; it only becomes cargo pants when in the environment. granite to be expensive, but then, so was air-conditioning; people impartial they will it as bells & whistles, not as necessity.

  20. Joshua Donavan

    I all of the coments on decorating and baking, but dont forget to change out the furnace filters, the chimney cleaned (if you are lucky enough to one) and protect those pipes from the posibility of freezing!Dont forget to laugh when you can….

  21. AitanaAvahGiovanna

    Whenever possible, call and try to talk to a manager or owner. A schmoozing goes a long way. And if you can it to houses, expose up early, a completed application ready (and a copy of a credit if they will it). Finally, be assertive (that was the hardest for me!). I found it borderline aggressive and SO not my personality but I was tired to losing out to other house attendees!

  22. Shiloh Aryanna Z.

    Oh, and if you a kid who loves yogurt, but makes a mess (like ours), you can pack your yoghurt in a refillable squeeze pouch. They seem pricey, but wash well and work great. Ours lasted more than a year and are going –

  23. Samantha Liv R.

    haha.. we had our Christmas party at Paris on Ponce last year. place! May I ask, is your area in Virgina Highlands? I lived there last year and loved the neighborhood and the craftsman homes!

  24. Alfonso_Lewis_Ean

    I was intrigued by the statement “Mid century was known for fabrics,” so I did a Google Image search for “midcentury upholstery.” Results included a lot of solid-color upholstered furniture, a lot of boldly patterned fabric on the bolt, but not many images of boldly patterned fabric ON the furniture (and some of those were either horrendous, or current ironic revamps, or both). I did some period-appropriate fabric that would be my ideal if this chair were mine (already sold, but you the idea):

  25. Caiden J.

    Upon review, this thing seems it would outrageously expensive. First you call for a “free” 10-minute consultation as you lamely try to your without the of pictures, drawings, measurements, or inspiration. Then you give them your credit card. Finally after they started charging you per minute, you can email your pictures and measurements and send them info about furniture or paint.

  26. Kaya@1984

    All advice from Animal Control. I that if you remail and demonstrate them the out, they will buy it ASAP. Possums, racoons, birds, bats ususally fair need to be guided to the door or window.Unless you bear something that has actually taken up location in your attic or chimney – then you that requires professional help.

  27. Kassidy

    I dont understand why people who work in the world of “creative art” would want to hire someone to acquire their special space. The window views are magnificent.

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