Coffee tables are very common and very popular pieces of furniture all over the world and lots of different styles and designs are available.However, low coffee tables seem to be the biggest trend in modern interior design these days. They are appreciated for their simplicity and usefulness as well as for the fact that they have a low construction and don’t obstruct the rest of the décor.
Thought to originate in Renaissance England, coffee tables have always had a low design but the modern ones really use this feature to their advantage. Usually featuring simple lines, clean designs and perfect angles, modern coffee tables impress with their minimalism. They preserve the functionality of the piece while also transforming it into a sculptural and stylish focal point for the room.
The most common modern designs for low coffee tables feature a rectangular shape and they have a very simple and robust construction. Sometimes storage compartments are also included in the design. The tables usually seem to hover above the floor, very close to the ground. There are also designs that are resting directly on the floor. Most coffee tables are made of wood, just like the first designs that were ever constructed. However, other materials can also be used and they sometimes include metal, stone or glass.