Furniture shopping is one of the most exciting parts of designing your new home because it’s filled with endless possibilities! There are so many pieces you need to buy: a couch, a bed, a dining room table, a wall unit or entertainment center, and don’t forget about the coffee table! The coffee table is one of the most important pieces for your new home as it is the focal point of your living room.

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What is a Coffee Table?

We all know that a coffee table is the low table that goes in front of a sofa and provides a space to put beverages and snacks on during movies, tv shows, and sports games. In addition to simply being the surface to put a bowl of popcorn on, modern coffee tables are made to be efficient, versatile and pleasing to the eye! These stylish pieces can be used to add a pop of character to your living or family room. Read below to learn everything you need to know about coffee tables before you make your furniture purchase!

 

Style

The coffee table is a focal point of every living room. It can make or break the style of your living space. So, it is important to find a contemporary coffee table that really fits the look you are going for. There are many different styles of tables to choose from. From a wide selection of designs, finishes, and configurations, you can truly embody your personality in the living room tables you choose. Below are some of our favorites!

 

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Geometric

Who says your coffee table has to be a basic shape? At Anima Domus, we have geometric designs that have unexpected angles. Impeccably crafted wooden geometric tables give the sleekness of the geometric style while embracing soft and warm organic elements of the wood. We have a nice variety of contemporary glass geometric coffee tables that create a pleasant linear effect, including some with storage space. We also have a modern glass coffee table that features an artistic central column that is made from stacked glass strips to compose a helix design that is pleasing to the eye.

 

Modern Lago Air Coffee Table with clear glass base and matte white top 

Floating

Have you ever seen a coffee table that looks like it is floating in midair? Well, now you have! The air coffee table by Lago is a sleek modern table with clear glass legs and matte lacquered or wood top lending to a light and airy feeling perfect for any contemporary decor.

 

Unique

You don’t want your coffee table to look like everyone else’s, you want a coffee table with personality, one that stands out! The Macrame coffee table from Fiam is truly an original one-of-a-kind work of art with its hand-interwoven spun glass base. Its incredible base will surely be a talking point. Maybe you want something fun and whimsical for your space? Checkout the Doppler coffee table that consists of a collage of three artistic designs that overlap to create a unified masterpiece. 

 

Walnut Porada Infinity coffee table by Stefano Bigi 

Curved

Who doesn’t love a good curve? Contemporary coffee tables can show off their curves beyond just the basic round table. At Anima Domus, we offer the intricate, handcrafted Shell coffee table that has a 15mm-thick glass top and base made of five 12 mm-thick hand-sculptured glass elements, four of which are curved. While Shell has many different elements that curve, you can also opt for a coffee table with a distinctive curved base. One of our all-time Anima Domus bestsellers is the award-winning Infinity table designed by Stefano Bigi for Porada. With perfectly curving organic bends, this solid wood table with a round or oval glass top joins the familiar with the unique. It is an absolutely stunning masterpiece.  

Storage

Speaking of storage, coffee tables aren’t just a place to sit a cup of tea (or coffee, insert laughter here). They are also a great furniture piece for storing things such as remote controls, magazines, books, and more! If you are looking to store household items on your coffee table you should purchase a coffee table with drawers or multiple levels to assure there is enough space for everything you want to keep on your table.

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Choosing a Contemporary Coffee Table

We don’t expect you to take this purchase lightly. Furniture is an investment and you want to be able to use furniture piece for many years so make sure you choose the one that is right for your home and your needs. Answer the questions below to get an idea of the table that is right for you!

What is the size of your living room?

Do you have space for a large coffee table or are you working with a smaller living area that requires a more versatile piece? If you are living in a studio or smaller apartment consider our convertible modern wood coffee table that adjusts with ease from a small coffee table to a large dining table. The ability to change the height and length allows this table to be applicable to diverse situations and a range of room sizes. Or check out our Minilong Coffee Table that is accentuated by the gas lifting device that is easily operated by one person. This coffee table changes height and length to convert into a small dining table without sacrificing space.  

 

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If you have a big space in your living room to fill you might consider a larger coffee table or the popular look of coffee table clusters! With table clusters, you can play with multiple heights, finishes, and styles to create something unique and appealing 

Do you have children?

If your coffee table is going to live in a family room you need to consider a surface that can take a little bit of abuse from spills, arts and crafts, and sticky fingers. We offer modern coffee tables that are stylish yet easy to clean and do not have sharp glass edges that young kids could trip and fall into.

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Which Material Do You Prefer?

We are no longer in the days where everyone’s coffee table looks the same and is made of the same basic materials. There are many materials to choose from including glass, glass, tempered glass, stone, ceramic, metal, and even upholstered leather.

 

Modern Wood Coffee Tables

Wood is classic and it’s hard to go wrong with a contemporary wood table. Wood pairs extremely well with different finishes. It adds warmth to the space and can create extremely cozy environments. Not to mention, there are a ton of different kinds of wood that allow you to either lighten or darken up the space. Whether your space calls for a beautiful golden walnut or a rich burnt oak, there are many different options!  

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Modern Glass Coffee Tables

Glass coffee tables are a great choice to bring a touch of modern and contemporary design into your living space. Glass can be cut and bent into many different shapes and is extremely easy to clean (no more worrying about the coasters!) making it a popular material. Some glass coffee tables have multiple shapes all in one like our coffee table that is both spherical and angular. It is made from glass and features a steel globe for a unique design.   

 

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Modern Gold Coffee Tables

 Ok so maybe it isn’t made out of gold (that would be nice) but there are plenty of brass and metallic finishes in the Anima Domus catalog. Metallic finishes are all the rage to create really contemporary and stylish environments. The Billy coffee table, for one, is an amazing option that is available in different heights and sizes. Perfect to combine and create coffee table clusters but also, a great table on its own. 

 At Anima Domus, we offer contemporary and modern coffee tables that feature quality, craftsmanship, and of course the most unique designs in the furniture market! We know that choosing a coffee table is a big decision as it is the centerpiece to one of the rooms in your home that you will spend the most time in. Contact us today for help picking the coffee table that is right for you or click here to view all of our modern coffee tables to find one to fit your style!

 

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