Coffee tables are a fantastic way to accent your living space. Wood, glass, even repurposed materials make for incredible pieces of decorative or functional furniture.
There is something about a solid, stylish coffee table that really speaks to me. Perhaps it is nostolgia creaping in, and me just reminiscing about my time in Bali many years ago. I’ll always remember scouring the countryside, popping in and out of local teak furniture stores, to find just the right table to ship home.
I found that special coffee table, and still enjoy it to this day.
Below is our curated list of favorites. Browse and see why we love them, and perhaps you will fall in love with one too!
Unique Coffee Table Ideas
1. Studio Design Coffee Table
Combining rustic with sophisticated, the natural touches in this table can bring a room together. The iron also has a special natural finish to it. You can also choose between a wooden or a copper tabletop, but either type is hand-crafted and signed by the artisan who crafted it.
2. Mid-Century Pop-Up Storage Coffee Table
by West Elm
Here’s one for all the parents, artists, or college students! Perfect for storing your books, paper pads, and colored pencils, you can choose a single or double pop-up in four kinds of FSC-certified wood. It’s a unique coffee table with more fun features than you’d ever expect.
3. Tanja Trunk Coffee Table
We love this table because it can either be a regular coffee table or an exotic-looking trunk. It’s definitely not a plain table, with its distressed design and beautiful carved design reminiscent of Eastern culture. Hammered antique iron locks are a spectacular touch as well.
4. Walnut Accent Cube Coffee Table
One-hundred percent handmade, this coffee table is not only functional but quite charming too. The eye-catching make of the wood adds another element to this minimalistic cube design. If you see slight imperfections in the wood, it’s just the character of a lovely handmade item.
5. Industrial Metal & Wood Coffee Table
The most unique coffee tables combine function with vintage looks, especially this one! It has an exceptional baked-on iron finish in different colors and some beautiful optional iron leaves in matching or contrasting colors. The look may be industrial, but it’s undoubtedly homey to us.
6. Drum Storage Coffee Table
by West Elm
What’s more fun than a coffee table shaped like a drum? Use the finger lift cutout to take off the wooden top, and you’ll find a hollow center to use for storing things.
The beautiful mango wood has a warm finish and a spun-metal base to lift it off the floor.
7. Glow in the Dark Coffee Table
Here’s a coffee table made to impress! With specially-made pockets filled with an epoxy-resin-glow-in-the-dark-powder mix, it’ll be a fun surprise for your guests when the table lights up. Every fun color stands out in the daytime as well, so the fun lasts.
8. Sycamore Hand Forged Iron Coffee Table
If you’re looking to bring the wonder of nature into your home, here’s the coffee table for you! Each unique tree branch has an iron finish and has optional leaf accents, which you can choose in contrasting colors. We recommend the glass tabletop, but special wooden ones are available too.
9. White Wood Coffee Table
The title is a little misleading here. Rather than white wood, this table is made of poplar wood and has several beautiful touches.
We don’t know of many tables that still have natural green moss in the wood, after all. Standing on metal hairpin legs, it’s quite a looker.
10. Personalized Industrial Wood Coffee Table
Sometimes we need little reminders that don’t come from our phones. Made of recycled wooden pallets, you can add a message, date, or world map to this table in any color you like. Plus, it has added storage space with two wide drawers and hidden shelves for a slight extra charge.
11. Farmhouse Basin Coffee Table
You can make a coffee table out of anything, even a farmhouse basin. Much of this table is engineered wood with a split wooden door at the top for storage access. The whole table has a distressed, used look, reminiscent of rural life, with legs made from galvanized metal.
12. Repurposed Skateboards Coffee Table
Nothing is more retro than a coffee table made of skateboards. The walnut trim comes from a single board, which helps keep the table’s grain straight. We love the varied colors and curved table design. Just don’t let anyone go riding off of it for real.
13. Agate-Inspired Coffee Table
We’ve looked at some masterpieces of art, but this unique coffee table brings beautiful simplicity to the room. The tabletop is birch wood, while the legs are metal. If you pair this table with some plain crockery or some palm plants, your living room shall make quite a statement.
Coffee Table Tips
We do have a few answers to some commonly asked questions, just in case anyone is wondering how to get the most out of their unique coffee table.
Where Do I Put My Coffee Table?
Most often, coffee tables go right in front of a couch or loveseat. If the table is a little smaller, you’re more than welcome to put them beside the couch or seating area. Wherever you put them, they deserve a few decorations, like a stack of magazines or even some pretty flowers.
Should A Coffee Table Be Lower Than The Couch?
Some people might use a coffee table as a large TV tray, eating meals off of it. However, if you’re looking for a unique coffee table, you’re more likely to use it for a centerpiece. In that case, try to keep the coffee table at the height of your couch. Doing so will allow you to access the table more easily.
What Should I Set My Coffee Table To?
Coffee tables are usually the focal point of any room. You can establish a room’s theme by choosing a table and working around it. Depending on the room’s size, you may need two coffee tables to create two focal points. Doing so helps to create a more welcoming effect.
We hope you’ve enjoyed looking through all these amazing and unique coffee tables! While we could go on about how you can decorate your space, how you spruce up your living space is up to you!