The living room or the family room is the main room of the house. It’s where one receives friends and family for a drink, relaxes in front of a good movie, prepares a dinner-tray on Sunday night, or where we spend time with our children.
Modern living room, Deco.
Whether classic, modern, bohemian or vintage, the coffee table is an essential element for these moments to be successful. We want it user-friendly and decorative at the same time.
When we sit down on the sofa, it is towards the coffee table that our eyes are turned. We often put decorative objects we love on it. Even our guests will be delighted with this decoration, during a coffee party or a drink. Whether you choose books, candles, a beautiful vase, plants or a sculpture, it is sometimes our whole lifestyle that is unveiled on the coffee table. It is around the coffee table that our evenings unfold. With the sofa, the coffee table determines the style of the room. From the round coffee table to the square table, through the rectangular tables to the odd shapes, the coffee table plays a very important role for the atmosphere you want to create in the room.
Bell coffee brass table, ClassiCon.
What form for a coffee table?
The living room is the place of life par excellence. You relax there, read, work, even dine sometimes, and the coffee table must inevitably adapt to these daily needs. The shape influences the space and harmony of the room. Choose from round or square for a contemporary, oval or rectangular touch for a more conventional feel. Round tables are obviously preferable if you have a small space: you will benefit from a better circulation and will reinforce the friendly character of the space. On the contrary if your living room is bigger, allow yourself the coffee table of your dreams, large and full of elegance. Finally, do not hesitate to accumulate small coffee tables or succumb to the trend of nesting tables, which is very practical and aesthetic as well.
Stone coffee table, Cote Maison.
What material for a coffee table design?
The coffee table follows all trends, colors, and materials with brilliance.
Glass table, Maisons du Monde.
For a minimalist decor, we opt for a round coffee table in raw wood as walnut with a graphic and metallic base.
For a Scandinavian style, opt for a coffee table with a blond wooden or marble top and delicately coppered feet.
Scandinavian decor, GlobalHaus.
Finally, rectangular tables with a clean design easily adapt to classic atmospheres and simple atmospheres for a simply timeless decoration.
Simple living room, Finnish Design Shop.
To create an airier illusion, choose a completely transparent glass coffee table. It will let the room breathe.
Here are some of our favorite picks:
At Vitra, the coffee tables are elliptical in shape, with transparency games, unusual storage, always with fine lines and light, for an almost airy result. The most interesting aspect is this ability to combine classic quality wood such as walnut or oak, with the modern transparency of glass.
Noguchi coffee table, Vitra.
Created by Terence Conran, already at the origin of the Habitat boutiques, the Conran Shop brand gives pride of place to low tables in wood but also in smoked glass, round, fine and of an absolute class. Colorful, square, metal or walnut, regardless of their material or color: each of them brings lightness in the middle of the living room.
Modern living room, Terence Conran.
Over the years, Italy has done well in the field of interior design. The ͞made in Italy͟ coffee tables, show a quality of life, comfort and an Italian welcome.
Eclectic interior, Pinterest.
Mogg is a very young Italian house since, it was discovered at the furniture fair in Milan in 2012. It quickly found its place with geometric cuts and fluid lines, marks of a strong personality. Its range of coffee tables offers excellent basics with a touch of originality and perfect finishes.
Coffee table, Mogg.
Scandinavian inspiration is appreciated by the retro chic atmosphere it brings to a piece. The coffee tables found in specialized brands are no exception. Galerie Møbler gathers authentic pieces of Scandinavian design dated between 1930 and 1970, including low tables with fine lines and gilded wood. Square table in rosewood or table in oak, all bear the signature of their creator, proof of an original creation of time.
Wooden coffee table, Mobler Moritz.
At Broste Copenhagen, we find low tables with distorted ovals, typical of the design of the 1950s to the 1970s, but what we prefer is the small three-legged round tables with a platter tray, with the rolled-upedge. It also retains the contrast created by the small black table with feet in light wood, feigned sobriety.
Coffee table, Broste Copenhagen.
It has indeed the sweet charm of Scandinavian design, but the Danish house Tine K is distinguished by the materials that she uses: wicker, bamboo. The coffee tables of this brand may well reflect a certain Scandinavian lifestyle, they make us travel to warmer countries.