home-icon/Inspiration/13 Best Coffee Tables to Inspire Your Living Room Makeover
August, 2023 | Alida Nugent

13 Best Coffee Tables to Inspire Your Living Room Makeover

When it comes to refreshing a space in your home—especially a highly-trafficked one like a living room—it can feel intimidating. But a living room makeover doesn’t always have to be something that requires rippin g out floors or painting. Quick and easy changes like swapping in a great new coffee table can make a big impact. Because it’s such a focal point, it’ll quickly serve as the centerpiece of the space, so all you need to do is add a few accent pillows and a pop of self-adhesive wallpaper, and… makeover complete.

When shopping for coffee tables, consider your square footage, design style, and functional needs. For example, if your living room doubles as a home office, a trendy, lift-top coffee table could be perfect. Or if you need extra organization, a traditional option that can house storage baskets underneath is super helpful. If you’re ready to make the change, this list has plenty of the best coffee tables out there.

1. Scott Living Gramercy Coffee Table


This coffee table has it all—drawers to hide unsightly items like remotes when they’re not in use; additional storage to show off coffee table books or other decorative objects; and a gorgeous finish that will complement tons of styles.

2. Christopher Knight Home Salim Glass Coffee Table


Perfect for someone who loves a statement piece, this eye-catching glass table is a modern, sophisticated addition to a living room. The tempered glass table even has a shelf underneath to artfully display objects. Try adding some silver or gold accents on top for a particularly luxurious feel.

glass coffee table
glass top modern wooden coffee table with storage

3. Wade Logan Akxel Coffee Table with Storage


This coffee table has three dividers underneath its glass top, making it easy to display decorative items or simply store things inside. If you want to use it for storage, grab some rattan or cloth baskets to create a streamlined look. This table also has a neutral mid-century modern style that will go well with most living rooms.

4. Millwood Pines Black Sparta Coffee Table


Lift-top coffee tables are an awesome accompaniment for a work from home day—especially if you have a small living room. Just do as the name says: Lift the top up and it will create a separate work space or even an eating space. Underneath, there’s the ability to store things like laptops, tablets, and notebooks. This one is a scratch-resistant table, too, so it can handle some wear and tear.

black coffee table with a lift top
black ikea coffee table

5. IKEA Lack Coffee Table


IKEA is the go-to place for affordable, simple furniture pieces. This desk is no exception. It’s a sturdy, classic silhouette with a shelf underneath; and because it’s under $100, it’ll be perfect for a starter apartment or a college dorm. Choose from white-stained oak, white, or black-brown.

6. Home Decorators Collection Cheval 2-Piece Coffee Table Set


Another option for fans of glam is this marble coffee table. It’s a round, two-piece nesting set, which is perfect to keep in the center of the room and then move around when guests come for more surface area to place drinks or plates. The marble is gorgeous, and the gold base adds an art deco touch.

nesting coffee tables with white marble top and gold legs
modern coffee table with white top and wooden legs

7. Mercury Row Campanelli Coffee Table


If modern is more your speed, try this unusual coffee table that has a uniquely shaped top—an ideal find for those looking to keep things simple but on-trend. It comes in five finishes and is especially great for apartments, since it will keep the space looking large without causing too much clutter.

8. Latitude Run Mylo Coffee Table


This coffee table does triple the work: It can act as a stool, a coffee table, and a storage ottoman. You can remove the wood top to store larger pieces like throw blankets or linens or invite people to use it as a seat. And just because it’s practical doesn’t mean it’s boring to look at: The navy fabric adds visual interest without being too overwhelming.

blue round coffee table with wooden top
round wooden coffee table set of two

9. COZAYH 2-Piece Coffee Table Set


This round set has a neutral wood base, but the ring pattern on the top adds texture and a unique twist. It includes a coffee table and a smaller side table, so you can use it for a variety of purposes.

10. Walker Edison Declan Coffee Table


This modern, industrial table is under $150 but looks much more expensive, thanks to the powder coated steel legs and walnut finished top. It’s incredibly sturdy—it can hold up to 75 pounds of weight—so it’s a great option with a great price.

two tier wooden coffee table
white round drum coffee table

11. William Sonoma Tropea Coffee Table


This gorgeous coffee table is made from fiberstone—which means while it looks like concrete, it’s made from more lightweight and durable material. It can be used indoors or outside, and the fluted sides are reminiscent of classic Greco-Roman pillars. It comes in white or a matte gray, both of which will be stunning in a more modern home.

12. One Kings Lane Cyrano Coffee Table


If the only material you’ll consider for a coffee table is wood, you might as well spring for the best. This reclaimed elm table is as unique as it is gorgeous. Because it’s made from natural materials, each table comes slightly different from the next. It’s a truly one-of-a-kind piece that’s simple but beautifully constructed with a textured finish and stunning wood grain patterns. 

reclaimed wood drum coffee table
blue coffee table

13. Beachcrest Darek Coffee Table


This table has beautiful colors to choose from, such as rich blue, yellow, lime, ivory, and cranberry red. For those who need bright and bold pieces, it’s the perfect touch that will allow you to play with bright tones and hues.

If you buy via our links, we may earn a commission.


Get tips, product updates, and inspiration from Drew and Jonathan.


Drew and Jonathan Scott in neutral colors




  • 13 Best Coffee Tables to Inspire Your Living Room Makeover

  • living room decorating ideas for fall

    15 Living Room Fall Decor Ideas to Prepare for Cozy Season

  • best sleeper sofas

    10+ Best Convertible Sleeper Sofas for Guests and Beyond