Low Coffee Table Designs – The Most Popular In Modern Homes

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.

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Such minimalist, clean and sharp designs are very common in modern homes

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.

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Low coffee table with a wooden construction and practical wheels
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The white lacquered coffee table seems to be floating above floor level
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The slim metal feet of the coffee table match those of the sofa
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The same chic coffee table but in a different décor
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Traditionally, coffee tables were made of wood and these are still very popular
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A big sitting area may require more than one coffee table
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This type of design can easily fit in storage compartments for books and magazines
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The first coffee tables were long and low and quite similar to this one
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The geometry of the coffee tables matches the rest of the décor
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The simplicity of the design lets you focus on other aspects such as color
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A very low coffee table that rests directly on the floor
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Simple and compact, this coffee table is also very functional and versatile
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Most coffee tables are square or sometimes round, but this one is rather different
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A beautiful coffee table made of wood can be a refreshing accent piece

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.

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