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Coffee tables have come a long way from the dark wood rectangles you probably grew up with. Nowadays, you can find coffee tables ranging from round to square, wood to glass, bulky to minimalist, so you can fully achieve your desired vibe—and even store some blankets and hide clutter.
The best coffee tables not only add some character to your space, but they’re also built to last and able to withstand the wear and tear that’s bound to happen when you use them for eating, working, and kicking up your feet.
Here, the best coffee tables for every style.
Best Overall: Foundstone Arlo Coffee Table with Storage
It's hard to choose the *very best* coffee table, but this one from Wayfair's in-house Foundstone brand really does check all the boxes. Combining the best of modern and Scandinavian styles, the Arlo Coffee Table is made of wood and features flared legs, an open lower shelf, and a clean white top, so you get plenty of style plus some storage. You also get to choose between two finishes: Natural leans more Scandi, while Pecan amps up the mid-century vibes.
Because it's so simple and versatile, it'll work well in just about any living room set-up. The bottom shelf is equally multifunctional—leave it open to display coffee table books and magazines, or add some storage bins to keep toys, blankets, and other odds and ends contained.
Best Budget: IKEA HAVSTA Coffee Table
The HAVSTA Coffee Table from IKEA proves that upgrading your space doesn’t have to drain your bank account. This classic, two-tiered coffee table has a timeless rectangular design that fits in well with any living room furniture. It’s made from solid pine wood, so it’s sturdy and durable, and has a brushed surface that gives it a natural look and feel.
While it’s not technically a storage table, the extra shelf provides a little bit of extra space to hold books, remotes, or any other small items that you like to keep in your living room. And it comes in three basic neutral colors—dark brown, gray, and white—that work well with any color scheme and furniture style.
Best Round: Floyd The Coffee Table
There’s something really charming about a basic round coffee table and this modular option from Floyd fits the bill. There’s nothing fancy about it—the top is made of birch or walnut plywood and the legs are powder-coated steel—but it’s minimalistic, it looks nice, and it adds a modern touch to your living room.
It’s also really durable, so if you’re someone who uses the coffee table as more of a multi-purpose table, it will hold up to wear and tear and last for years to come. There are four color options—birch and black, birch and white, walnut and black, walnut and white—so you can find a table that works for your setup and adds a little warmth, no matter your color scheme.
Best Nesting: AllModern Hana Nesting Coffee Table Set
Why buy one coffee table when you can have two? AllModern's Hana Nesting Coffee Table Set is a modern variation of the old-fashioned coffee table that'll look stylish in any living room. Both wooden tops sit on a metal base and three flared legs, and have a triangular, rounded shape that's packed with mid-century vibes. This style is also small space-friendly: Separate the two when you need the surface area, and tuck them into each other when you need more floor space.
Best Oblong: Article Silicus Coffee Table
For a subtle pop of color, consider the Silicus Coffee Table by Article. Available in two shapes (oval and round), as well as two colors (pink and gray), this table features a painted glass top and brushed gold legs for a subtle yet luxe addition to any space. It has a light, airy vibe that will fit well in Scandi-inspired spaces, while the soft pink color and gold accents will glam up even the blandest of spaces.
Best Wood: Ashley Furniture Wesling Coffee Table
Solid wood coffee tables are a classic addition that never go out of style, and this option from Ashley Furniture is beautiful, spacious, and timeless. The rectangular plank-style table has clean lines and contrasting finishes—the top is a light brown and the trestle legs have a rustic black finish—that fit well with both traditional and modern aesthetics.
The wooden top is made from sustainable mango wood that features dense, eye-catching grain, and will definitely stand the test of time. Somehow, this coffee table combines modern, industrial, and farmhouse into one piece that'll quickly become the focal point of your living room.
Best Glass: West Elm Mid-Century Art Display Coffee Table
If you’re more of a glass coffee table kind of person, the Mid-Century Art Display Coffee Table from West Elm is the one for you. This two-tiered coffee table has a tempered glass top set over a white and gray polished marble shelf that can be used to store books and other décor. The shelves are arranged on a metal frame with an antique brass finish that highlights the mid-century vibe and gives it a high-end look.
Unlike other glass coffee tables that are set in a frame and becomes a catch-all for dust and crumbs, this coffee table has an infinity edge that allows you to easily wipe it down and keep it clean.
Best Lift-Top: Joss & Main Lift-Top Frame Coffee Table with Storage
Aside from adding some personality to your living room, the right coffee table can also help maximize your storage space. The Lift-Top Frame Coffee Table with Storage has two hidden storage compartments—a drawer that opens from the side of the table and a large open compartment that’s revealed when you raise the lift top.
And the best part? You don’t have to sacrifice looks for function. The walnut-finished wood and open iron legs give the table a modern yet still light and airy feel that doesn’t make it seem like you have a lot of clutter stuffed inside.
Best for Small Spaces: HAY Tulou Coffee Table
The Tulou Coffee Table is a stylish way to maximize space when you’re decorating a small area. Inspired by the design of a traditional tray table, it combines functionality with modern style for a look that'll feel equally at home as the centerpiece of your living room as it will sitting off to the side as an accent table. It's made with powder-coated steel and comes in three neutral and sophisticated colors, plus has a rounded edge for a little bit of visual interest.
Best Ottoman: Urban Outfitters Alina Storage Ottoman
With storage and foot-resting abilities, the Alina Storage Ottoman is where comfort meets function. This ottoman coffee table has a nice 21-inch surface area and a lid that covers a large interior storage space, big enough for extra blankets, pillows, and whatever else you want to stow away out of sight.
Made of seagrass in a woven pattern, it has a stylish boho vibe that you wouldn't normally associate with storage ottomans. While it can be used exclusively as a storage piece, you can easily add a tray on top to turn it into a small space-friendly, multifunctional coffee table.