New Coffee Table Designs Offer Style And Functionality

Once thought of as only a necessary staple, the coffee table is now a stylish way to add interest to your living room. Today’s home designers are featuring coffee tables that have interesting shapes, use unexpected materials and serve as a conversation piece.

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This bright citrus set from Acomodel would be a sunny addition to any living or family room. 

Multiple Small Coffee Tables

One of the most exciting trends is using several small tables instead of one large coffee table designs. These groupings are ideal for entertaining family and friends because you can move them around to suit your needs.

The multiple table sets are also perfect for adding colors and prints to your living room decor. Because they are smaller, the graphics are not overwhelming.

Moreover, the mix of patterns keeps any single one from being overpowering. A graphic print sofa is a huge, expensive commitment, but the coffee table set is an easy way to add a fresh pop.

Airnova's collection of tables is more muted in color and luxe in finish. The wide metal rim of the egg-shaped tables is a high-end detail that makes these perfect for a moe formal setting. The addition of a glass round keeps everything from being too matchy-matchy.View in gallery

Airnova’s collection of tables is more muted in color and luxe in the finish. The wide metal rim of the egg-shaped tables is a high-end detail that makes these perfect for a more formal setting. The addition of a glass round keeps everything from being too matchy-matchy.

A connected set of smaller pieces makes for an interesting and functional coffee table from &Tradition. The Palette Table designed by Spanish designer Jaime Hayon is made of brass, black Nero Marqina marble, and black stained ash.View in gallery

A connected set of smaller pieces makes for an interesting and functional coffee table from &Tradition. Spanish designer Jaime Hayon created the Palette Table with brass, black Nero Marqina marble, and black stained ash.

This collage of coffee tables by Bonaldo is a an explosion of prints, colors and shapes. With individual pivoting tables, the set has more functionality than a static large coffee table.View in gallery

This collage of coffee tables by Bonaldo is an explosion of prints, colors and shapes. With individual pivoting tables, the set has more functionality than a static large coffee table.

Smaller, minimal and modern, the Tilio coffee table by Leolux has an elevated section that swivels. The table only has three legs, which can are different colors.View in gallery

Smaller, minimal and modern, the Tilio coffee table by Leolux has an elevated section that swivels. The table only has three legs, which can be different colors.

This two piece coffee table from Erba Italia has one table inset into the other. This is great for entertaining because you can move the smaller table to another area, and still have a long table ledge wide enough near the sofa for guests to perch their plates and glasses.View in gallery

This two-piece coffee table from Erba Italia has one table inset into the other. This is great for entertaining because you can move the smaller table to another area.

Importantly, you will still have a long table ledge wide enough near the sofa for guests to perch their plates and glasses.

Traditional Coffee Tables

Traditional, single-unit coffee tables also have more to offer than standard shares and materials. These pieces can be found to match any style of home decor.

Even better,  they come in a wide variety of attention-getting shapes, designs and finishes.

Atipico's hexagon-shaped table has an industrial vibe thanks to the gray color. The hairpin style legs keep it modern and tabletop's shape is an unexpected feature.View in gallery

Atipico’s hexagon-shaped table has an industrial vibe thanks to the gray color. The hairpin-style legs keep it modern and the tabletop’s shape is an unexpected feature.

With the rounded shape of an ottoman, this marble topped coffee table by Atipico invites you to put your feet up as well. The rounded metal base adds to the impression that it's as much ottoman as table.View in gallery

With the rounded shape of an ottoman, this marble-topped coffee table by Atipico invites you to put your feet up. The round metal base adds to the impression that it’s as much an ottoman as it is a table.

This glass topped coffee table from Brianza is a good example of the company's many natural pieces that are as much about form as they are about function.View in gallery
This glass-topped coffee table from Brianza is a good example of the company’s many natural pieces. These are as much about form as they are about function.

This stunning Yris take from the Camus Collection is modern yet warm, thanks to the beautiful wood that serves as its base and gives it artistic flair. The company originated in Valencia, Spain and founded by four partners: Ismael Gimeno, Javier Pastor, Ismael Pastor and Paco Camus. All of the pieces in the company's collection are gorgeous wooden works of art.View in gallery

This stunning Yris table from the Camus Collection is modern yet warm. The beautiful wood base gives it artistic flair.

Four partners founded the Valencia-based company: Ismael Gimeno, Javier Pastor, Ismael Pastor and Paco Camus. All of the pieces in the company’s collection are gorgeous wooden works of art.

Chi Wing Lo's KYVO low table series table maintains an Asian aesthetic. It is fashioned from Sucupira or natural oak, with a stone insert and metal points.View in gallery

Chi Wing Lo’s KYVO low table series table maintains an Asian aesthetic. It is fashioned from Sucupira or natural oak, with a stone insert and metal points.

It may look like a cake missing a slice, but this Coco coffee table from Colico is not missing any style. The marble base in the front anchors the metal section, which has a single metal support underneath. Turned toward a sofa, the table makes the room feel more open because it does not have a full, large round top.View in gallery

It may look like a cake missing a slice, but this Coco coffee table from Colico is not missing any style. The marble base in the front anchors the metal section, which has single metal support underneath.

Turned toward a sofa, the table makes the room feel more open because it does not have a full, large round top.

Wood Coffee Tables

Lovers of wood furniture need not despair — there are so many creative new designs that a warm and rustic piece is still fresh and new. The shapes and designs of the wood coffee tables are what makes them special.

A geometric design coffee table by Dialma Brown is perfect for freshening up a casual family room. The intersecting planes create interest and the long, slightly offset top is family-functional. It is made from old pine wood.View in gallery
This four-layer table from Essential Home is made from black marble and steel. The heavy, thick rotating tops swivel easily with just a push. The heft, materials and shine all scream luxury!

A honeycomb of coffee tables from Dialma Brown are fashioned from old pine, painted or stained on the sides and finished with a concrete top.View in gallery

A geometric design coffee table by Dialma Brown really freshens up a casual family room. The intersecting planes create interest and the long, slightly offset top is family-functional. It is made from old pine wood.

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What a perfect coffee table for a game-loving family! Dialma Brown's casual wooden table is lots of fun.View in gallery
A crystalline-shaped wood coffee table features old pine and has a modern layer of stainless steel on top. It all comes together in a rustic but sophisticated coffee table design. This table is also from Dialma Brown.

Unique Features

Even the sides of the wooden coffee table are puzzle-like...they seem to be missing a piece!View in gallery
Even the sides of this wooden coffee table are puzzle-like…they seem to be missing a piece!

A traditional box shape with modern hairpin legs combine for a timeless wood coffee table from Durieux. The beautifully finished blonde wood will coordinate will with almost any home decor style.View in gallery

Parquetry is definitely on-trend and Zanat’s unique coffee table is a great example. The Ombra Table uses small wood pieces that probably would have gone to waste.

The solid walnut is joined into “Penrose Prototiles.” These are named after a famous British mathematician who first investigated them in 1970s.

The prototiles have remarkable geometric and visual properties especially because the pattern does not repeat, explains Zanat’s website.

This coffee table from Ego Italiano has just as much function as it does form! The Bergen is a rectangular oak coffee table with a removable tray and a removable leather cover, that extends to create the sling holders for magazines and newspapers.View in gallery

This coffee table from Ego Italiano has just as much function as it does form! The Bergen is a rectangular oak coffee table with a removable tray and a removable leather cover, that extends to create the sling holders for magazines and newspapers.

A luxurious tangle of balls and bars, the Galileo coffee table by Eichholz is made of a glass top and gold-finished base. The same style is also available as a console table and a desk.View in gallery

A luxurious tangle of balls and bars, the Galileo coffee table by Eichholz is made of a glass top and gold-finished base. Even better, the same style is also available as a console table and a desk.

Doubled Up

If you're in love with a rectangular coffee table but need a larger square one for your space, why not use two? This modern coffee table from Estetik Design works well as pair because the style is clean with angles and no intricate details.View in gallery
If you’re in love with a rectangular coffee table but need a larger square one for your space, why not use two? This modern coffee table from Estetik Design works well as pair because the style is clean with angles and no intricate details.

Many people use an ottoman as a coffee table, employing a tray when it's necessary to balance drinks or food. Fama has gone one step better with this ottoman/coffee table combination The combo doesn't take up any extra space because the table fits over the ottoman and you get the benefits of both.View in gallery

Twist on an Ottoman Coffee Table

Many people use an ottoman as a coffee table, employing a tray when it’s necessary to balance drinks or food. Fama has gone one step better with this ottoman/coffee table combination design.  Of course, the combo doesn’t take up any extra space because the table fits over the ottoman and you get the benefits of both.

Flexform combines their round. marble-topped coffee table with a sumptuous leather ottoman, for the best of both worlds. As many people already do, you can use the ottoman as extra coffee table space with the addition of a tray or two.View in gallery

Flexform combines their round, marble-topped coffee table with a sumptuous leather ottoman, for the best of both worlds. As many people already do, you can use the ottoman as extra coffee table space by adding a tray or two.

Here, Flexform has combined wood and marble coffee tables with a smaller leather ottoman, which together create a centerpiece that's perfect for a large space. The individual components give you flexibility.View in gallery

Here, Flexform has combined wood and marble coffee tables with a smaller leather ottoman, which together create a centerpiece that’s perfect for a large space. The individual components give you flexibility.

Mixed Materials

If you like the concept of mixed styles and materials, but your living space isn's so large, you can achieve the same thing on a smaller scale. Flex form also shows how to do this with smaller ottomans and cube tables of different sizes. Each piece can serve as seating or table space.View in gallery

If you like the concept of mixed styles and materials, but your living space isn’t so large, you can achieve the same thing on a smaller scale.

Flex form also shows how to do this with smaller ottomans and cube tables of different sizes. Each piece can serve as seating or table space.

Large and Luxe

Of course, if you like the cube coffee table concept, here's a larger and more luxe verision from Flexform. The large, hefty glass top gives you a good view of the artistic design of cube shapes included in the base of this massive coffee table.View in gallery

Of course, if you like the cube coffee table concept, here’s a larger and more luxe version from Flexform. The large, hefty glass top gives you a good view of the artistic design of cube shapes in the base of this massive coffee table.

Frosted Glass

Frosted glass and lacquered legs make for a fun and versatile coffee table from Gervasoni.View in gallery
Frosted glass and lacquered legs make for a fun and versatile coffee table from Gervasoni.

Inlaid Minimalism

A thick wood coffee table top is made light with a modern metal base from Il Loft. The sinuous inlaid wave adds interest and keeps the table from feeling too hefty.View in gallery

A thick wood coffee table top is made light with a modern metal base from Il Loft. The sinuous inlaid wave adds interest and keeps the table from feeling too hefty.

Keep accessories to a minimum when you have a coffee table as stunning as this one.View in gallery

Keep accessories to a minimum when you have a coffee table as stunning as this one.

Organic Shapes

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Using two different surface finishes makes it work.View in gallery

Using two different surface finishes makes it work.

A Hefty Vibe

these teardrop-shaped coffee tables by Imperfetto Lab are called Ossidania. They are large, weighty an imposing, best suited to an open, minimalist space.View in gallery

These teardrop-shaped coffee tables by Imperfetto Lab are called Ossidania. They are large, weighty and imposing, and are best suited to open, minimalist space.

Geometric Beauty

Wooden coffee tables by Insideherland are randomly geometric and stunningly beautiful. The marquetry work is done in smoky brownbird’seye, rosewood, ebony and olive tree veneers, covered with a high gloss varnish.View in gallery

Wooden coffee tables by Insideherland are randomly geometric and stunningly beautiful. The marquetry work uses smoky brown birdseye, rosewood, ebony and olive tree veneers with a high gloss varnish.

Retro Modern

Knoll products don't disappoint and that's certainly the case with this bi-level coffee table. The rounded planes of the marble tops and the supports are marvelous.View in gallery

Knoll products don’t disappoint and that’s certainly the case with this bi-level coffee table. The rounded planes of the marble tops and the supports are marvelous.

Laser Cut Detailing

It might look like a more traditional table with fancy features, but this wood coffee table is made with the latest in laser technology. Laser Art Style of Italy creates table, mirrors and all sorts of decor using laser cutting technology.View in gallery

It might look like a more traditional table with fancy features, but this wood coffee table is made with the latest in laser technology.

Laser Art Style of Italy creates table, mirrors and all sorts of decor using laser cutting technology.

Neutral Tones

Sometimes, a stylish round coffee table just fits the bill, and this one from Leolux would be out choice. Neutral tones and an interesting top with sleek stick legs make it versatile yet never boring.View in gallery

Sometimes, a stylish round coffee table just fits the bill, and this one from Leolux would be our choice. Neutral tones and an interesting top with sleek stick legs make it versatile yet never boring.

Hybrid Coffee Tables

Loyra has a new ottoman coffee table hybrid. The interesting V design includes a moveable table that can slide across the ottoman. Seating and table all in one!View in gallery

Loyra has a new ottoman coffee table hybrid. The interesting V design includes a moveable table that can slide across the ottoman. Because of this, it’s seating and table all in one!

Hidden Storage

Acclaimed for its seating and sofas, MaxDivani also has this great wood coffee table that has a tray and secret storage. perfect for the who like to entertain, its fun as well as useful.View in gallery

Acclaimed for its seating and sofas, MaxDivani also has this great wood coffee table with a tray and secret storage. On the whole, this is perfect for the who like to entertain because it’s fun as well as useful.

Live Edge

Live edge furniture might be made with old wood, but the designs and styles fit right in with today;s home decor. The natural element is a grand way to often the feel of a very modern space without being distracting. This coffee table from Mia Collections is a perfect addition to a casual living space.View in gallery

Live edge furniture might be made with old wood, but the designs and styles fit right in with today’s home decor.

The natural element is a grand way to soften the feel of a very modern space without being distracting. This coffee table from Mia Collections is a perfect addition to a casual living space.

Riva 1920's live edge slab coffee table table is a stunning statement for any living room, from traditional to contemporary.View in gallery

Riva 1920′s live edge slab coffee table is a stunning statement for any living room, from traditional to contemporary.

Classic Glass Insert

What better to go with a luxurious leather sofa than a warm-wooded glass top coffee table? This basic style from Natuzzi is a classic and works well with all sorts of sofas.View in gallery

What better to go with a luxurious leather sofa than a warm-wooded glass-top coffee table. In truth, this basic style from Natuzzi is a classic and works well with all sorts of sofas.

Mixed Concept

Natuzzi also had a version of the mixed concept for coffee tables. Here, two sizes with different leg styles make a handsome pair.View in gallery

Natuzzi also had a version of the mixed concept for coffee tables. Here, two sizes with different leg styles make a handsome pair.

Absolute Minimalist

For the minimalist, we found this Kaeko coffee table from Objekto. An expansive glass top provides an unfettered view of the slight, undulating metal base.View in gallery

For the minimalist, we found this Kaeko coffee table from Objekto. An expansive glass top provides an unfettered view of the slight, undulating metal base.

Coffee Table Family-Friendly

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How much fun is this table from Pedro Ortiz? With little storage baskets on the side and down the middle, you can showcase items or stash them away out of sight. Obviously it’s perfect for a family room!

Moveable Tops

Pedro Ortiz also has this square coffee table with sides that rise up to the side, providing a surface that's more convenient for eating or for work.View in gallery

Pedro Ortiz also has this square coffee table with sides that rise up to the side, providing a surface that’s more convenient for eating or for work.

Petite Options

We love this round coffee table called HOLLO from Petite Friture for its airy, elegant shape and the fact that it comes in six epoxy coating colors and three different sizes.View in gallery

We love this round coffee table called HOLLO from Petite Friture for its airy, elegant shape. Even better, it comes in six epoxy coating colors and three different sizes.

Expansive Square

Shiny and expansive, this square coffee table by Porro is interesting without being too obtrusive. The finish attracts attention while the simple shape blends well.View in gallery

Shiny and expansive, this square coffee table by Porro is interesting without being too obtrusive. The finish attracts attention while the simple shape blends well.

Base Attention

Another glass topped modern coffee table is this one by Reflex, Aenigma Rame, but it has a more substantial curvy metal base. The highly polished copper is an on-trend metallic finish and would nicely accent any living room.View in gallery

Reflex made this glass-topped modern coffee table.  Instead of thin and angular, the Aenigma Rame has a more substantial curvy metal base. The highly polished copper is an on-trend metallic finish and would nicely accent any living room.

Smoky Squares

Sovet's Regolo Square coffee table is available in black laminated glass or wood. The variations feature the smoked glass and wood as either the base or the top.View in gallery

Sovet’s Regolo Square coffee table comes in black laminated glass or wood. The variations feature the smoked glass and wood as either the base or the top.

Triangular Style

A similar design is their triangular coffee table set, that includes pieces of various heights.View in gallery
A similar design is their triangular coffee table set, which includes pieces of various heights.

Multilevel

This multilevel coffee table has levels that spin around the central post that imposition at one end. Entertaining a crowd is easy with this style of table, which lines back up to it's original footprint.View in gallery

This multilevel coffee table has levels that spin around the central post that imposition at one end. Entertaining a crowd is easy with this style of table, which lines back up to its original footprint.

Curvy and Elegant

This continuous curved coffee table from Stones is smooth and elegant -- perfect for a living room where the style is a bit more formal.View in gallery

This continuous curved coffee table from Stones is smooth and elegant — perfect for a living room where the style is a bit more formal.

Leggy Options

Target Point has a variety of coffee table styles within a certain material top. Here you can have the same type top in various thicknesses with different style legs, depending up in the size and heft of the top.View in gallery

Target Point has a variety of coffee table styles within a certain material top. Here you can have the same type of top in various thicknesses with different style legs, depending on the size and heft of the top.

Super Retro

For a truly retro look, we'd try one of thees tables from TWILS. The shapes are modern, the colors great, and the eye-pin legs are just plain fantastic. They are plenty large but the legs and thin top keep them light.View in gallery

For a truly retro look, we’d try one of these tables from TWILS. The shapes are modern, the colors great, and the eye-pin legs are just plain fantastic. They are plenty large but the legs and thin top keep them light.

From something large and imposing to a piece functional in a smaller space, there’s a coffee table that works for your home. In addition, you’re not limited to certain styles or materials. These examples just skim the surface of what’s available for your home.