This basic wood coffee table has a fresh twist with a lower-than-standard height, about 12 to 14 inches, giving this sunny living room an updated appeal. Stack your favorite books in piles on top for a casual, homey look.by Digs By Katie | Katie Leede & Company
The glass table is a classic choice for both traditional and contemporary interiors. Glass tables help create an airy, uncluttered feel. If you have a beautiful rug that you don't want covered up, glass is your answer.by Chad Jackson Photo
A live-edge slab table gives an instant soft modern appeal. With a metal base, it's a great style to mix into eclectic arrangements.by Christy Dillard Kratzer
Tree trunk coffee tables such as this trio have become very popular as part of the green furniture movement. They're typically very heavy; buy ones with casters to make transit much easier.by Schwartz and Architecture
A coffee table made of separate pieces, such as these four square ones, is perfect for people who like to mix things up and move furniture around regularly. This geometric grouping has great modern appeal.by Powell/Kleinschmidt, Inc.
Have a favorite table but long for a change? Splash on some paint! The color can tie into the room's palette or introduce a splash of random color.by Joel Snayd
A petite coffee table set to one side is a great option for a daybed. Allowing for easy access to the seat, this small table is just big enough to hold books, a lamp or a mug.by Best & Company
A painted coffee table feels very traditional, adding complex layers the eye loves to rest on. Note how this black coffee table is mixed with white painted chairs and medium-toned end tables.by Cecilie Starin Design Inc.
Make it a soft top. An upholstered ottoman is so comfortable and legs-up casual that it's hard to resist. You can always place a tray on top as a solid surface for drinks or accessories.by Branca, Inc.
Natural stone tables are beautiful in traditional and modern settings. Durable and substantial, they anchor a room as the focal point. Stone is a great starter for a neutral palette.by Tucker & Marks
Repurpose an old trunk or suitcase. These types of pieces give a room a lived-in look while adding storage for blankets and pillows.by Bosworth Hoedemaker
Consider a café-style height, just like in your favorite coffee shop. A café height changes the look and function of the table completely.by Patrick Sutton Associates
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