Whether you’re into cozy-retro or edgy-chic, picking the right piece of commentary furniture for your home can be an over-complicating decision. Unusual coffee tables are one of the best ways to stir up conversation in your place. Especially during the housewarming party when everyone is swirling their wine and pretending to be a European sommelier.
These tips and inspiration will have you ready to commit to a table faster than your indecisiveness can sneak up on you!
Of course, style and budget are important. But here are a few more tips that may save you from buyer’s remorse.
Want a coffee table that makes your space to stand out, but don’t want to regret your choice? Don’t have the time/aptitude/patience for DIY?
Coastal Living Resort Driftwood Flats Coffee Table in Distressed Weathered Pier: Long name, but also long on style! Whether you actually live at the beach or dream of it like me, this table is for you.
34″ Coffee Table, Copper: Boho is still going strong. But who has time to macramé a table? Instead, order this one from the Jo-Liza Collection. Your hippy cred will shine!
Concrete Pod Coffee Table: You’re into the industrial look, but concrete floors and countertops a little too much for you? Try this cool table. And if you like to mix things up every now-and-then? Play with the pieces–fit them like a puzzle or connect them any way you like!
DJ Coffee Table: Does your retro soul love vinyl and old-school hip-hop? Here’s a table that speaks to the wannabe DJ in all of us!
Faux Bois Log Coffee Table in Gold: This table delivers for those of us who love the outdoors and a little bling. It says something also the lines of “I like unusual coffee tables and also GOLD.”
Hexa Inlay Coffee Table: This stylish table is not only beautiful but durable. Great if you have little ones running around your home.
Maple and Elm Root Coffee Table: Natural log tables are quite popular. But how many have you seen with roots attached as a base? This table definitely brings the woods indoors.
Monarch Coffee Table: This table is a chic take on prairie furniture that can reside in an urban dwelling. It looks just as good with a mason jar full of daisies as a centerpiece or covered with Native American baskets.
Oak and Glass Coffee Table:
Here’s a piece of furniture that can do triple-duty! Besides its primary role as a coffee table, the glass bottom can be used for storage. And the oak top can be used as a tray! Beauty and function for your 450 sq. ft. studio.
Ofidia Center Table: Bronze shaped to resemble rope, this funky table by Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana was displayed at the Collective Design Fair 2016 in New York City. You may need a Rodeo Drive budget to afford it, but if you don’t, it’s still pretty to look at.
Olivia Woven Rope Coffee Table: This is the affordable real rope alternative. It’s natural color adds to its one-world, indigenous spirit. (via One Kings Lane)
Ouija Coffee Table: Into mysticism? This table is tailored for you. You can keep your real Ouija board and other games in the storage space.
Emerson Oval Mod Swivel Coffee Table: If eclectic is your style, this is the table for you! Not only does it have a white-gloss base, tempered-glass shelf and natural wood top, but the top swivels so that you can make it look any way you want! Plus it has a cool ’60’s vibe.
Re-Purposed Russian Sleigh Coffee Table: Love looking at old-fashioned drawings of Victorian sledding parties? Or you like to hop on a sled after the first big snow? This quaint table is for you. And you don’t have to use it only during the holidays. It can be your permanent coffee table that reminds you of the season all year long.
Unusual coffee tables are the perfect centerpiece to your starter apartment or home. Good luck with your hunt for the perfect table to place your coffee on.