Coffee table – functional and pretty
An easy way to add more style to your living room is by choosing a striking coffee table. The coffee table is the centrepiece of your sitting area. All the more reason to choose an eye-catching design!
Next to that, a coffee table is also very functional. It offers extra storage space and is the perfect place to store drinks, snacks, or a remote control. With this table, you have everything you need within reach while you relax on your couch.
To make your search a bit easier, we’ll tell you all about different models, materials, and other tips. Need more info? Check out our buying guide to help you pick the best coffee table!
Coffee tables in different designs
There are a few popular designs that we’ll highlight here.
Coffee tables with storage space
A coffee table with storage space allows you to have all the important items at hand when you’re lying on the sofa. Store your remote control, magazine, and maybe even some snacks in the drawer. Other coffee tables don’t have drawers but a shelf below the tabletop. To keep your coffee table from getting messy, you can store your items on this shelf. When visitors come over, your living room looks clean in no time!
Round coffee tables
Organic shapes are still very popular when it comes to tables. One of the reasons is that they don’t have any sharp edges that you can bump into! Combine a few round tables in different heights that you can slide over each other for a playful effect.
Coffee tables with casters
A coffee table with casters allows you to be more flexible with your sitting area set up. And if you can’t reach your drink when sitting on the other side of the couch, just move the table a bit!
Which material should you choose for your coffee table?
vidaXL offers a wide selection of coffee tables made from various materials. Below is a selection of popular materials and some of their advantages!
Wooden coffee tables
This material goes with almost every style. Wooden coffee tables are available in different colours, such as natural wood, reclaimed wood, or whitewash. Next to that, you can choose a wooden table with metal accents for an industrial look. At vidaXL, you’ll also find various coffee tables made of solid wood such as acacia and teak.
MDF coffee tables
Next to solid wood, you can also opt for an MDF coffee table. These coffee tables are generally a bit cheaper and have a smooth surface that’s easy to clean.
Reclaimed wood coffee tables
The vidaXL collection also offers several products made from reclaimed wood. It’s a combination of different wood types and the colour variations make every table unique.
Metal coffee tables
A metal coffee table perfectly fits in an industrial interior, even if it’s combined with wood. It’s a strong material that can be cleaned with a damp cloth when you spilled a drink for example.
Glass coffee tables
A glass coffee table gives your living room a modern look. If you have a smaller space, glass is the perfect material because it can make your room look lighter and bigger.
Marble coffee tables
Marble is a trend that sticks around! Marble coffee tables are beautiful and durable.
Cleaning tips for your coffee table
It’s inevitable that drinks or food sometimes spill on a coffee table. After all, a living room should be lived in! Keep on reading for some cleaning tips for various materials. This way, your coffee table remains beautiful even after something is spilled.
Cleaning wooden coffee tables
Treated wood is less sensitive to stains. However, make sure to use coasters when placing a glass on the table. This avoids stains from the glass if it’s still a bit wet on the bottom. If you do spill a drink for example, take a cotton cloth and dry the spots right away. Clean dust and other dirt with a cloth that can be slightly damp.
How to remove coffee table rings
There are several easy solutions to remove rings caused by water on a wooden table. A mix of equal parts vinegar and olive oil applied with a cloth should do the trick. Wipe in the direction of the grain. Another option is to use your hair dryer and let the heat do the trick.
Cleaning other materials
Other materials can be cleaned with a damp cloth and a mild cleaner. Wipe the table again with a dry cloth afterwards.
How to style a coffee table?
A coffee table is the perfect place to display some of your favourite decoration. Depending on the shape and size of the table there are several options.
- Add objects of different shapes and heights. Do make sure that they aren’t too high, so they won’t block your view of the TV!
Group your items and go for an odd number to keep it interesting. Place them towards the edge of the table or in the middle. Use a tray to display the items on if you have a larger table.
Add a small plant (fake or real)
Add a coffee table book or make it a stack of books. Place the plant mentioned above on top of the books!
Reduce the number of small items, add a few larger decoration pieces instead.
Choose some personal items to display on your coffee table
How high should a lamp hang over a coffee table?
Make sure to hang your pendant lamp high enough so you don’t hit your head! The height depends on the lamp itself. Hang the lamp with two people, so you can test the height before hanging the lamp.
Table or ceiling lamps are also perfect for the seating area and need less measuring skills.
How to combine coffee tables?
If you can’t choose between two tables, it’s fun to combine two or three coffee tables. Choose small tables in various styles and colours. You can also go for a large coffee table and combine it with a side table made from the same material. It helps create a sense of unity in your room.