A Centerpiece for the Living Room
Unlike other furniture that can be tucked into a corner, a coffee table is a focal point in a family room. Its style can pull a room together or seem completely out of place if it doesn’t match the rest of the decor. As versatile tables that are used for drinks, magazines, plants, smart speakers, feet, or laptops, its usefulness is only limited by imagination.
While there are many options at a range of price points, even those on a tight budget can find a beautiful coffee table that fits a home’s style and space. Keep reading to discover 14 of our favorite cheap coffee tables.
Storage for Avid Readers
Many people use their coffee table as a home for their books or magazines. After all, the couch is a great place to sip a beverage and catch up on your reading. This simple and modern coffee table has a side storage compartment built into the geometric shape. Neatly tuck away novels, textbooks, cookbooks, and more. Keeping the living room chic and tidy has never been so easy. Available from Wayfair.
At once playfully trendy and sophisticated, this Omega Coffee Table by Convenience Concepts is the stuff of a home real estate stager's dream. The sleek, clean lines of this rectangular table bring a sense of order, while the geometric cut-outs along the shorter sides create a stylish frame for coffee table books and decor. Though distinct, the table is surprisingly versatile. Display it as a bold accent in the family room or pair it with any of the other shelves and consoles in the Omega line. Available at hayneedle.com.
For the wood-loving traditionalist, this simple coffee table is an excellent option. This simple and stunning coffee table has all the elegance of solid wood, yet is available at a low price point thanks to its flat-pack, DIY-assembly design. Choose from cherry, black, and espresso wood finishes, then click to buy, and receive a new coffee table quickly. Available at hayneedle.com.
The Good Life
While $150 may not be enough for a coffee table topped with real marble, the faux gray veins on this sophisticated coffee table are a good runner-up. At home amongst modern-contemporary decor, here’s a round table that offers a stylish and sophisticated place to rest your coffee. Though this table looks elegant it is durable enough to last, even in homes with rambunctious kids. Available on Amazon.
The Best of Both Shapes
Sometimes unique combinations work, even if they may sound dubious. WOHOMO’s coffee table is a combination round table and rectangular table, offering you a curious-yet-wonderful piece of furniture. With varying heights, ample storage, and a metal frame, this two-in-one table has a modern industrial design that’s different from typical coffee tables, but still practical. Available on Amazon.
Since ClosetMaid built its reputation on quality, affordable organization products, you may not have realized the company also makes furniture. ClosetMaid applies the same focus on fusing function and value that made it a household name. The coffee table, which has legs of powder-coated steel, comes with a deceptively generous amount of cubby storage built right in. Available on Amazon.
A Cool Classic
This classic Zipcode Design coffee table isn’t fussing around with its design. An open black metal base supports a rich, engineered wood-finished top for an effortlessly cool look. With straight lines and open space below for storage, this table won’t overwhelm or clutter a small space. It serves its purpose while still looking good. Available at Wayfair.
The Asmund Coffee Table by Corrigan Studio is a simple design that still manages to make an impact. Borrowing looks from the mid-century modern design era, the white top and light wood legs add a small burst of brightness to any room. It’s easy to assemble: just screw the table legs to the base. It’s also easy to clean this modern masterpiece. Available at Wayfair.
There’s a reason LACK has been a bestselling furniture line at IKEA for several years. Dozens, if not hundreds, of other IKEA mainstays embrace the “no more complicated than it needs to be” principle of modern design, but LACK may be the most elegantly simple of them all. Available in a trio of neutral colors, the spare, angular, endlessly versatile coffee table looks at home almost anywhere. Oh, and you really can’t beat the price. Available at IKEA.
If you’re seeking a simple and functional piece, look no further than Mistana’s solid wood coffee table. The table relies on the straight lines and an unfinished rubberwood tabletop to achieve an understated natural appearance. Add stain or sealant to personalize the table to your preferences. The classic design complements many decor schemes, while the two-tiered structure provides ample room for books, trinkets, serving trays, and tired feet. Available at Wayfair.
Whether for small living spaces or homes that need the versatility of two coffee tables, nesting tables are a fantastic option. Nesting coffee tables can serve as a coffee table, two side tables, or night stands, really whatever table you need for your space. These Walker Edison nesting tables feature elegant hairpin legs with a walnut wood veneer tabletop. A guitar-pick shape sets these tables apart, making them more visually interesting than standard coffee tables. Available on Amazon.
Tons of Storage
Book lover? Gamer? Knitter? No matter what your hobbies are, this coffee table gives you plenty of storage so your mini library, controllers, and yarn have a place to go. Three large storage compartments line the base of this coffee table. The tabletop lifts to reveal even more storage capacity while simultaneously creating a higher level desk for a work space or place for casual meals. Available at Walmart.
Elegant style and a unique design make this round coffee table a terrific addition to a modern living room. Made from a sturdy metal frame and tabletop material, this is art that’s easy to keep clean. Featuring a beautiful hammered barrel texture and the options for shiny or matte finishes, buyers can select the option that goes best with their living space. Available at Target.
Fit for a Farmhouse
Here’s a simple coffee table that feels right at home in the country or in the city. Made from sturdy and solid pine, this understated option comes loaded with character and adds warmth to a room. Keep the rectangular table natural for a rustic look, or personalize the design with stain or paint. Available at Walmart.
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