Design Inspirations for Unusual and Beautiful Coffee Tables


In many modern living rooms, a coffee table is often a central element as it can add both form and function. It is a decorative piece that can instantly captivate the attention of your guests, especially if it is uniquely designed. Looking for design inspirations for the coffee table to have? Read on and we’ll let you know some of the best.

Like a Flowing River

 Like a flowing river carved wood

This coffee table is made of two separate pieces of wood with glass at the top to fill in the gap. It creates an illusion of a flowing water from a river, especially if the glass is blue. This is a good way to infuse elements of nature in the room where the coffee table will be placed.

A Coffee Table that Doubles as a Planter

 Double planter table

This is another way to bring the nature indoors. It can require quite an effort in terms of care and maintenance, but this is a sure-fire way to go green in the living room. Use repurposed old wood for an eco-friendly furniture. Use glass on the sides to add a modern touch to the table. In the center or side, make it a plant box. Be sure to take care of the plant. Otherwise, it will be an eyesore and will only ruin the décor.

Abstract and Sleek

 Crystal imitating wooden and glass product

The wood and glass combination of this table makes it a good choice for a living room that intends to pull off a modern look. It is also curved and sleek, providing with an attractive appearance. The wood base should be dark, which will make it stand out when paired with the glass.

Coffee Table with Chiller

 Coffee table with chiller

Do you love inviting friends at home to enjoy wine or beer? This is the coffee table that will work best for you! For sure, you will be at the envy of your friends who also love hosting intimate parties at home. A unique feature of this table is the recessed chiller on the side. Fill it with ice and put your drinks to keep it cool and easy to access. This way, you can always enjoy them chilled without the need to go to the fridge.

Playful Doll House

 Playful doll table

Both adults and kids are sure to have fun in the living room with this unique coffee table. The top functions as a coffee table while the bottom will open as a dollhouse. There is an open floor plan and kids can put whatever they want to design their own house. There is no need to compromise the design elements in the living room just to make it a space that kids will be able to enjoy.

Pebble Coffee Table

 Pebble Coffee Table

This coffee table looks like a giant pebble adorning the living room. Even the texture is rough like a pebble. The smooth corners will make it perfect for a place where kids always play. There is also no glass that can be prone to breakage. This table is also multipurpose as it can double as a seat or as an ottoman. When used as a coffee table, however, decorate the top with a small plant box for a nice contrast.

A Top that you Can Lift

 Lifted top design

This is another table that is known for being multifunctional. This is perfect if you would like to maximize the use of a small space. When the top is lifted, the bottom part of the table can be used as a storage. More so, the top can be adjusted to be nearer the user, which will also make it a great laptop table. If the space and the table is large enough, you can even make use of under cabinet coffeemaker to easily make your caffeine fix.

Modern Table with Wooden Bubbles

Chocolate bubbles wooden imitation as stand for coffee table

This table looks like it is floating, which will make it a great addition to a living room with a modern touch. The geometric design of the bottom gives an unrivaled aesthetic appeal. The bubbles are made of mahogany and they have irregular shapes. They are glued together to form the base and hold the clear glass on the top of the table.

Aquarium Coffee Table

 Aquarium with underwater life

If you want to have a fish as a pet, this multi-use coffee table is the right option for you. The bottom part is an aquarium. The top part, on the other hand, is a glass that is slightly larger than the base of the actual aquarium. The tank itself can be filled with anything that will make the aquarium more beautiful, such as pebbles and plants. Be sure to observe proper care and maintenance to make the aquarium look at its best all the time.

Repurposed Wooden Pallet

 Pallette imitating coffee table with book storage

You do not need to spend a fortune to have an amazing coffee table. The picture above is a proof of this. You can use wooden pallets for a DIY coffee table. In the picture, four pallets are used and a small hole is left in the center, which will double as a space for a plant. Make sure to finish the pallets to improve its color and texture, as well as to protect it from damages. This table is not only beautiful, but it also doubles as a storage space.

Coffee Table with LED Light

 Led lighted coffee table

At first, this might look like an ordinary coffee table. However, once it is lit, this is where you will realize that there is more than what meets the eye. The edge of the table is lit with LED, which also means that it is going to be long-lasting. This is another table for a modern living room.

Old Wood with Hair Pin Legs

Old wood top and hair pin legs

For modern aesthetics with a touch of nature, this is a coffee table that will make the living room look more beautiful. This is especially perfect as a side table. Find a wood with just the right shape and the legs must be able to support its weight. Top the wood with a small plant to make it more tropical.

With the design ideas that have been mentioned above, it should be easy by now to have a coffee table that will add a decorative touch to the living room while serving an actual purpose!