Living Rooms Without Coffee Tables – This “sofa plus chair plus coffee table” setup has been the standard formula for living rooms for so long, but what if the best coffee table for your space isn’t really a coffee table? Maybe your living room isn’t the right layout or size to accommodate a traditional coffee table and would be flattered with something a little less expected, or maybe a large table isn’t in the budget right now. If you’re looking for alternative surface ideas for a living room, living room or living room, these creative design spaces coffee table ideas will inspire you to think outside the box. In fact, they’ll make you forget you ever wanted to keep the tradition.
Group a few benches of various sizes together to get some interesting dimension and character. They also give you some flexibility if you need extra seating when not being used as tables or to be brought along.
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Another room. The high-gloss sheen and layers of fabrics in this room designed by Kristin Hein and Philip Cozzi immediately draw us in.
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This lounge situation designed by Beata Heuman offers two alternative coffee table ideas: a stool and a bar cart. A low, long stool with an upholstered seat can be perfect for lower seating, while a bar trolley can double as a side table (and is obviously an ideal spot to rest your drink).
This hack is about to be a big game changer for anyone with a huge collection of coffee table books and magazines, but a limited amount of storage space and no budget for a new table: just stack your books high enough. to become a makeshift surface to hold the living room decor and drinks. Just make sure you use cup holders so you don’t spoil your treasures.
If you don’t like your coffee table but haven’t decided what to replace it with yet, cover it with a tablecloth and hem the edges so it looks polished and deliberate. This floral in a living room by Reath Designs softens some of the other elements, like the exposed brick.
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Place two smaller tables side by side instead of using a single long, narrow coffee table if you want to play around with different setups. The glass surfaces on the tables in this living room designed by Balsamo Antiques and Interior Design have minimal visual impact so the moody colors and decor can stand out.
The carefully collected, laid-back vibe in Elizabeth Georgantas’ living room on Nantucket is perfect for an alternative coffee table. In this case, it’s a recycled chest, a motif highlighted by another chest in the corner. It’s a good alternative to baskets if you prefer something with a lid.
In this case, the empty space between the armchairs is too narrow for a coffee table. Not to mention it would block the heat from the fire. Instead, designer Shon Parker placed a small side table next to the chair to store drinks, snacks or flowers.
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If you’re transforming a landing, a small spare room, or an empty corner within a larger open space into a living area, it may not make sense to add a center coffee table. Whether blocking traffic or visual flow, a small table of tulips on the side is a great alternative. It can also double as a breakfast nook. Design firm ETC.etera repeated the circle motif with the stained round rug and silver sconce to make the table placement look anything but random.
An upholstered ottoman will play the role of a coffee table and footrest, depending on what you need. It’s also a great choice for anyone with young children or pets, as the edges are soft and allow for an extra opportunity to play with patterns if you choose a fun fabric. The bold triangle print adds a little edge to the floral motif that runs throughout this Les Ensembliers living room.
These geometric benches in a Ray Booth designed family room can be arranged in many different ways. They also add some style and aesthetic intrigue within the neutral space.
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In a large living room with two different seating sections, a slim console table nestled between sofas of the same length will help create separation and flow. Looks aside, it also provides an extra surface for candlesticks and florals, as exemplified by this living room designed by Darryl Carter.
A wicker storage basket is a good way to corral blankets and board games or other extras you might keep in your living spaces. Designer Liliane Hart added a tray on top of this one for a more stable and solid surface for things like vases and drinks.
Make a game room double as a living room with a central ottoman, then place a tray or chess board, depending on the activity. We love the contrast between the round ottoman and the square chessboard in this space designed by Veronica Soloman.
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In a bohemian space, just about anything can be repurposed into a coffee table and look purposeful and elevated – a box, an old drum, you name it. In this case, Commune Design added an eclectic array of side tables for ample surface space for cups and books, etc., near the seats, and then kept the space free for cushions and rugs.
This living room designed by Danielle Fennoy has completely skipped the coffee table. As the large modular takes up most of the space, there is simply no need. Keep a tray handy to use as a surface if needed.
If a traditional coffee table seems too bulky for your space, opt for a sculptural side table with a low profile. Raji RM has added one to complete this reading nook so there is a home for books and tea. It’s like a living room, but with fewer smaller pieces. If your furniture is taller, opt for a pedestal.
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Tree stumps can make great coffee tables, especially in eclectic, organic spaces like this one designed by Leanne Ford Interiors. They are painted white for a smoother, cohesive and personalized look here.
Dramatic proportions call for dramatic decor. Kingston Lafferty Design further exaggerated the proportions of the high ceilings by playing with scale. The super low table is sassy and elegant. You can recreate a similar aesthetic by redirecting a found object.
Repurpose a work desk for an industrial look that’s also mobile. They are particularly great on outdoor patios as they can withstand the elements and age only adds to their personality. The green patina in this Brett and Kara Philips media room proves our point.
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9 ways to bring living rooms to life Created for From House Beautiful to Created by House Beautiful for Loloi Rugs Nowadays, living rooms have become the center of the home, a place where the whole family can gather and spend time together playing board games, drinking coffee and watching your favorite TV show.
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This process of turning the living room into the epicenter of the house added new furniture meant to increase the level of comfort and facilitate day to day activities. One of them is the good old classic coffee table, a piece of furniture that becomes more and more relevant to our needs compared to the space used and, frankly, finding the perfect one that is suitable for children and that matches the rest of the room is often a difficult task.
But what is the exact purpose and meaning of a coffee table? Being a place where you can rest your legs, the perfect spot for your stash of remote controls, the only table in the house that can fit your chess game or even some drinks for you and your friends.
We could spend hours or even days debating what the real purpose of the coffee table is, besides, of course, putting your coffee cup on it, but over time homes have also seen some major changes from dimensions to design, leading to some crisis space that was resolved with bright and bold new ideas. Like, get rid of him!
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Maybe some designers might feel different, but every home should be a different design, and no one should follow some “printed” rules unless they really want to.
Matching side tables have always been a great alternative to the classic single coffee table that can often take up a lot of space. Most,