We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. The minimalist design of a black ash-finished coffee table or the striking mixed materiality of a glass top and wooden shelf are elements that help elevate a space, making it personalized to you. Here at Lulu and Georgia, our well-designed and thoughtfully-curated coffee table collection is perfect for your home, beautifully blending form and function.
Coffee tablesare frequently not prioritized when selecting furniture—think sofas and media consoles instead—in deciding the look for a living room. And yet, a new coffee table can act as a defining centerpiece to a room, establishing the feel and intention for how that living space can and should get utilized. From statement-making designs to an extra storage shelf to the functionality of a set of nesting tables, all coffee tables play a central role in determining your room's character.
Not sure what style fits your aesthetic and home best when you shop coffee tables? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Check out a few tips below on what to look for when browsing.
Consider Your Space
Living rooms come in a variety of sizes and styles. You may be working with a large, open-concept space, a small-space room that is multifunctional, or a traditional family room with lots of seating. So, you will first have to recognize how your new coffee table will get used in your space. Will it be the center of your home life, with you and your family always gathering around it for movie nights or lazy Sundays? Does it serve as a workstation for you? Do you have young children, so are materiality and sharp corners a concern? When loved ones visit, will you need it for extra seating, as you can use the Olwina Leather Coffee Table? We’re here to solve these issues so that you can choose the coffee table that works best with how you want to use it.
When thinking about living room furniture, middle tables have the highest use, aside from the sofa—so, you will also have to consider its function in your space. The size, shape, and material construction of your coffee table set a precedent since it is often centrally located and will automatically draw attention. From accent pieces that elegantly blend into the surrounding decor to standouts that exhibit contrasting textures, inspirations, and looks. If you need a coffee table for your living room, we have a select assortment that can appeal to every style.
All Shapes and Sizes
Stylish and nice coffee tables give your living room a distinct personality. An angled dark walnut table can give your room a sense of warmth. Choosing a round, marble-topped piece adds a touch of sophistication to the area. The beauty of finding a new coffee table is that there are so many styles from which to choose.
Are you searching for all coffee tables that act as decorative pieces, or do you want a table to create additional storage space for holding your knick-knacks? Maybe you’re in search of a work-at-home coffee table that doubles as office space, or maybe your middle table is just where your coffee and tea mugs will rest while you sit on the sofa.
Once you know how you plan on how to best use your coffee table, you can then narrow down the options by considering the size of the room. Make sure to confirm the dimensions of the room before your online search and purchase. If the space is small or crowded with furniture, coffee tables—along with other furniture pieces—can benefit from circular or oval shapes. If you have ample room, then a square or rectangle can fill up the area nicely while adding to the amount of usable space.
When you buy a coffee table, keep in mind the couch and other furniture you plan to pair with it. We suggest browsing our couches for inspiration on which pieces complement each other. You'll want to have a coffee table that is around the same height as your seat, otherwise, you will consistently have to reach to pick up your drink or plate. You also want to choose a table that is shorter in length than your sofa, so that it does not provide an obstacle to avoid when sitting down.
Color and Material
If you have already decided on the decor aesthetic of the room as well as the intended function of your coffee table, then the next step is selecting the right color (or finish) and material. To help you narrow down the assortment of options before you, imagine the environment in which the middle table will be situated.
If you want to incorporate as many natural elements as possible, we suggest searching for wood coffee tables. Depending on their finish and construction, they can sit back to almost any home decor style—cozy California, relaxed minimalism, and textural neutrals. Or, if you have hardwood floors, then contrasting this with a material such as marble might give you the touch of refinement you want. Or, when it comes to having little ones running about, you may want to choose a material other than glass to keep them safe.
When choosing the style of your coffee table, also consider how active you are in the room. If you spend most of your time in your living space, then a table that blends functionality with style may work best for you. However, if the room is seldomly used or mostly used for entertaining, then you have more freedom to play around with the aesthetic of the coffee table and choose a statement maker. Here are some options for your look.
Sleek and Modern
If you want a modern look, Lulu and Georgia curates the best selection of stylish and sleek coffee tables to anchor your living space design. You may want to include a statement-making piece, like this Thomas Bina Olivia Coffee Table that pairs an oval-shaped marble top, steel frame, and French oak shelf. If you are opting for style over function, then you may want to choose an oblong metal coffee table that can stand out as a piece of art, as well as a place to set your beverage.
When creating that modern and sleek aesthetic, we think a key is paring down your finish choices to either darker-toned finishes to give your space an industrial feel or bright white or glass tops for a cleaner, minimalistic approach. Another key is streamlined frames or bases that lend the look an airy and lighter feel. Finally, to truly complete the look of a chic, modern living room, complement your new coffee table with one of our dynamic and sculptural ceiling lights. That will help you create an ambiance in your living room that you will never want to leave.
Choosing a natural material like rattan or wood for your coffee table can create a wide variety of looks. You may opt for a geometrically-shaped tabletop while still maintaining a modern look, or you might select a table design with organic edges designed to bring nature inside.
Add a ton of raw texture to your living room with a middle table made from woven or braided natural fibers. Deceptively sturdy enough to hold your drinks and tabletop decor, they also bring an airy and organic dimension to your room. The details make each of these wrapped a focal point, so if you would rather a new coffee table that effortlessly complements several different styles, we suggest browsing our selection of wood coffee tables.
If you are searching for living room coffee tables online that will make your home feel like a rustic retreat and make you feel all cozy and warm, you may lean more towards choosing one made from wood or natural materials. That combination of texture, rich tones, and organic materiality brings so much charm and warmth to your space.
Trying to design your living space with more timeless appeal? Go for a streamlined round coffee table that showcases the woodgrain's natural beauty while seamlessly sitting well with rugs and furniture in inviting neutral colors. Or, choose a black ash-finished tabletop that is paired with a steel frame and accents, to add an industrial touch. Or for a classic, natural look that features a bold update, choose an oversized table with strikingly carved legs.
If you do want to opt for a stunning centerpiece that will anchor your living room decor, we love the use of geometric shapes to catch the eye. The Balen Coffee Table expertly combines its octagon-shaped tabletop and pedestal base with a wonderfully inlaid pattern of wood tiles.
Coastal and Casual
Our signature style evokes that coastal, California casual look, so we have several nice coffee tables to choose from to match it. We think the key is to embrace curved forms, neutral and earthy-toned color palettes, and be unafraid to layer in an abundance of texture.
Have your choice. Drum tables—in either a metallic finish or entirely constructed from wood—are weighty pieces whose unadorned design serves as a platform to highlight their tabletop decor. A round table with a lighter wood-finish tabletop, steel base, and subtle gilded accents and an oval-shaped coffee table with a marble top and blackened steel frame showcase the ease and beauty of mixed material pieces. Or, for a final flourish to your living room style, we love our Amina Round Coffee Table. It's crafted from sturdy rattan and features an open-weave design that has a buoyant yet raw feel.
Small-Space Living Rooms
We recognize that for a lot of customers, a large living room is not a reality. Whether in apartments with just enough room for a loveseat or chaise and a compact accent table or if your coffee table serves multiple extra functions like your dining space and workstation, we have options that fit your style and space.
For those who don't always need the functionality of a coffee table, our first recommendation is that you use nesting tables to save space. You can also pair two of the same side table and simply use them as end tables when you want to clear the space in front of your sofa. Our favorite option is to use the versatile Isobelle Ottoman as your middle table. Its low-slung and Scandi-inspired slatted design inject a ton of personality and versatility into your living room.
Outdoor Entertaining and Lounging
If you enjoy hosting on your patio or in your backyard, or gazing up at the stars while lounging outside, then you will need a table that can withstand the elements. Think durable, weather-resistant materials like concrete, teak wood, aluminum, and synthetic fibers. However, just because you’re choosing between sturdier pieces, that doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice any style.
As with an indoor coffee table, those meant for outdoor spaces can maintain a balance between an eye-catching look and a functional, high-traffic piece. Even pieces that are constructed from similar materials are not limited in design or style. For instance, concrete is versatile enough to be the slab top on an industrial piece, feature a carved finish to add an elevated touch, or be molded into a sculptural and modern table.
Just because you're sitting outdoors doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style in your accent table design. View and shop our outdoor lounge furniture collection to choose a set-up that is an extension of your interior home decor aesthetic.
Curated Designer Collections
At Lulu and Georgia, we're proud of the company we keep. From up-and-coming makers to celebrated brands, we are excited by the relationships we have cultivated. That means we've been able to add to our selection of coffee tables with chic pieces from different design studios and industry-leading brands, like Thomas Bina, Arteriors, Morris & Co, and Sun at Six. Brooklyn-based studio Sun at Six creates thoughtfully-designed furniture pieces with pared-down silhouettes and inviting wood finishes—like their Ohm Coffee Table.
How to Style Your Room Around a Coffee Table
A beautiful coffee table can be the centerpiece of your space, even on its own. But we've added a few tips on how to best style these pieces with other furniture and decor items.
By adding visually impactful accents in the forms of sculptures or vases, you can draw every eye in the room to the table. A minimalistic accent table can benefit from a vintage-inspired rug that adds warmth and vibrancy with varied, rich colors. An ornate oval-shaped table can be accentuated with a plush and incredibly comfortable sofa that creates a sense of ease and comfort.
However you decide to style it, remember that your coffee table allows you the flexibility to showcase your design aesthetic. They give you a chance to showcase your individuality with little touches of nuanced design. Most designs provide a working area to populate the space with exactly what you want to display. Loved ones and visitors can then immediately get a sense of who you are by how you decorate around your coffee table.
When you shop coffee tables online at Lulu and Georgia, you’ll find pieces that will complement the style of your living room, but also make it feel more elevated. Whether you are looking to find a statement-making table to anchor your room or a streamlined piece to complement the look of your living space, we have a selection curated by design style, materials, and sizes to choose from. Check out our Living Room Shop by Room page for more ideas and inspiration on how to best create stylish everyday living spaces.