15 Cool Coffee Tables that Add Interest

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For me, a coffee table is the anchor of a living room. While large furniture and features like windows, sofas, fireplaces and media consoles make a box around the perimeter of a space, a coffee table adds personality, style and substance in the middle. It took me around three years in between getting rid of a DIY coffee table I had made in my early twenties to replacing it with a purchased piece. Three years is really too long to go without a coffee table (for me at least), but I didn’t want to commit to something that I didn’t really like or find interesting.

We’ve seen everything from repurposed carts to DIY pieces to upscale metallic tables on Design*Sponge, and we’ve rounded up some of the most creative and interesting ones. There are so many unique styles out there in every price range. If you need to replace or upgrade your living room anchor, take a look at these great options. –Lauren

  1. Lavues says:

    I love that live-edge coffee table! It looked really unique!

  2. Pallavi says:

    The Long beach home has such a beautiful coffee table and apartment too x

  3. Margot says:

    I find the painting on the wall papered wall in photo no. 10 really challenging. I really can’t say whether it works or not. It is so so different in colour, pattern, texture from the leafy wall-paper. (Although the maroon/red colour is present in the wall-paper and it is opposite to the green on the colour wheel and I can see with the furnishings and cushions they have introduced the turquoise and other colours in the painting). It is either a massive fail or sheer genius! Obviously DesignSponge is in the latter camp and I’m slowly coming around. Thanks for challenging me! Images like these inspire and make things interesting.

  4. Eva says:

    We’ve been living here for 4+ years and still no (official) coffee table. It’s more practical to let the kids play in the middle of the living room. But every month or so I crave and search for a suited one. Always on the lookout. And when I find the perfect one (I agree, no ‘just because’ stuff in the apartment!), the kids will have to find some other space haha


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