Modern Coffee Table: 23 Best Designs and Ideas for Your Living Room

Modern Coffee Table: 23 Best Designs and Ideas for Your Living Room



Modern coffee table together with the sofa are the main components of the living room. Also, most of your life is happening in this area. So, it is crucial to choose such coffee table that meets your needs and matches with your interior. While selecting a modern coffee table, there are some things you should know. In this article, we have gathered some tips and many beautiful coffee tables.

bright brown wooden modern coffee table Modern Coffee Table: 23 Best Designs and Ideas for Your Living Room

Bright brown wooden modern coffee table

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Modern coffee table Bagneres from mixed materials by Belgian designer Sylvain Willenz. Image via pinterest.com

The importance of the coffee table

Despite its name, the coffee table has much more than just being a table where you can put your coffee cup. Its primary purpose is to socialize. When you gather with your friends, it becomes the center of attention. That’s because it’s where the food and the drinks are! Also, a TV usually stands in front of it so that you will be using it a lot.

black and gold coffee table Modern Coffee Table: 23 Best Designs and Ideas for Your Living Room

Black and gold coffee table. Image via pinterest.com

circular black wooden low profile coffee table Modern Coffee Table: 23 Best Designs and Ideas for Your Living Room

Circular black wooden low profile coffee table

black metal frame and white marble top coffee table Modern Coffee Table: 23 Best Designs and Ideas for Your Living Room

Black metal frame and white marble top coffee table. Image via pinterest.com

black rectangular wooden coffee table Modern Coffee Table: 23 Best Designs and Ideas for Your Living Room

Black rectangular wooden coffee table. Image via pinterest.com

Another great thing about coffee tables is that if you have small children, they can use it as a desk or a game table. It is also a beautiful place to add a vase of flowers or some magazines.

 

l shape position with a white coffee table Modern Coffee Table: 23 Best Designs and Ideas for Your Living Room

L shape position with a white coffee table

white coffee table with the glass top Modern Coffee Table: 23 Best Designs and Ideas for Your Living Room

White coffee table with the glass top. Image via pinterest.com

iron frame and wooden top coffee table matches with the perfect interior Modern Coffee Table: 23 Best Designs and Ideas for Your Living Room

Iron frame and wooden top coffee table match with the perfect interior. Image via pinterest.com

 

How to choose a modern coffee table?

To begin with, you should choose the coffee table together with the sofa. That’s because it is essential that these two are similar in size and shape. So, when you are looking at these two at the same time, it will be easier for you to choose from.

Secondly, either a coffee table or the sofa should be the accent of the room. Since we are talking about modern coffee tables, we assume that you are choosing it as your primary accent. However, try to avoid very sharp contrasts. For example, red and black, etc.

two small black and pink coffee tables Modern Coffee Table: 23 Best Designs and Ideas for Your Living Room

Two small black and pink coffee tables. Image via pinterest.com

modern circular coffee table with the golden bottom Modern Coffee Table: 23 Best Designs and Ideas for Your Living Room

Modern circular coffee table with the golden bottom. Image via pinterest.com

circular pi coffee table by blu dot Modern Coffee Table: 23 Best Designs and Ideas for Your Living Room

Circular pi coffee table by Blu Dot. Image via pinterest.com

black emerald coffee table with a golden frame by jonathan adler Modern Coffee Table: 23 Best Designs and Ideas for Your Living Room

Black emerald coffee table with a golden frame by Jonathan Adler. Image via pinterest.com

The shape of the coffee table is another important aspect. A good shape allows to use it easily from any position. Probably the most practical form is the rectangle. Round and square coffee tables will require to extend the rest of the area by adding more seats. If you don’t have much space, your only option is the rectangular coffee table.

There are all kinds of coffee tables: wooden, iron, with marble or a glass top, mixed materials of glass and wood or metal and wood and so on. However, a modern coffee table is usually wooden or metal

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Two stories modern coffee table. Image via pinterest.com

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Small black coffee table. Image via pinterest.com

glass coffee table Modern Coffee Table: 23 Best Designs and Ideas for Your Living Room

Glass coffee table. Image via pinterest.com

black and white stripes heaxgon coffee table Modern Coffee Table: 23 Best Designs and Ideas for Your Living Room

Black and white stripes hexagon coffee table. Image via pinterest.com

Coffee table dimensions

Although they will vary according to your taste and custom adjustments, it is always good to know the universal measures. The measures of a modern coffee table are usually 47 x 31 inches, and the height is about 15-19 inches. Keep in mind that your coffee table shouldn’t exceed the height of the sofa. Apart from the fact it will be less comfortable, it will also won’t get along with the lines of the TV stand, windows and other standard furniture.

There should be at least 19-23 inches gap between the sofa and the table. This gap will allow walking in and out comfortably. Select the size of your coffee table according to the positioning of your sofas. There are three ways you can position it. There’s a U form, an L form, and a horizontal form. A coffee table of rectangle shape will fit any of these forms. If you have more space and your sofa is more massive, you will also need a more prominent and broader coffee table. Another solution would be to get two same square coffee tables.

glossy modern circular coffee table Modern Coffee Table: 23 Best Designs and Ideas for Your Living Room

Glossy modern circular coffee table. Image via pinterest.com

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Marble blocks as coffee tables. Image via pinterest.com

rectangular golden minimal coffee table Modern Coffee Table: 23 Best Designs and Ideas for Your Living Room

Rectangular golden, minimal coffee table. Image via pinterest.com

solid wooden circular coffee table Modern Coffee Table: 23 Best Designs and Ideas for Your Living Room

Solid wooden circular coffee table. Image via pinterest.com

copper minimalist coffee table Modern Coffee Table: 23 Best Designs and Ideas for Your Living Room

Copper minimalist coffee table. Image via pinterest.com

minimal glass coffee table Modern Coffee Table: 23 Best Designs and Ideas for Your Living Room

Modern glass coffee table. Image via pinterest.com