Best coffee tables: 6 living room centrepieces for every budget

We've found the best coffee table for your living room right here. No matter what size or style you're working with, there's something for everyone

best coffee table: Green living room by Marks and Spencer
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In the market for the best coffee table to spend your hard-earned cash on? Regardless of whether you are a self-confessed caffeine addict or not, a coffee table is a must-have piece of living room furniture, giving the room focus and creating a social space from a seating area that would otherwise look unanchored. So, it's important to get the best coffee table for your room, whatever, its style. 

The good news? We think we've cracked it with this selection of the best coffee tables on the market. Whether you have a traditional living room or go for a more modern look living space, we've got you covered.

Use our guide to choose the best living room furniture for your home, in terms of style, size and quality.

What is the best coffee table you can buy?

We think the Flippa Functional Coffee Table with Storage is the best coffee table you can buy. It's large, stylish, features lots of storage space and it's extendable for when you're entertaining. 

However, if you're looking for a more simple design for a more affordable price, opt for the retro-looking Hooper Storage Coffee Table from too; it's ideal for those who want to display things like books underneath. Find out more about both below.

Don't have the time to read the entire guide? We've listed our top three coffee table picks below to help you on your buying journey, as well as the cheapest prices.


Best coffee table you can buy: MADE Flippa coffee table, dark wood with sub-surface storage and black legs

1. Flippa Functional Coffee Table with Storage

Best coffee table you can buy: a large, stylish coffee table with lots of storage

Best for: Versatility
Size: H39cm x W120cm x D70cm
Material: Walnut veneer, steel
Storage: Yes
Reasons to buy
+ Extending parts + Solid and sturdy 
Reasons to avoid
- Very big 

If you don’t have a dining table in your home, then you may find the Flippa Functional Coffee table by Made to be a useful addition to your living space. Whether you’re having dinner in front of the TV or working from home, this large coffee table has extending parts which allow you to use this table in a range of different ways. It also has plenty of drawers, ideal if you need some extra living room storage

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Best retro style coffee table: MADE Hooper Storage Coffee Table: one-piece mid-century modern design with tapered metal legs

2. Hooper Storage Coffee Table

Best retro style coffee table: a retro design that is easy on the eye

Best for: Simple design
Size: H45cm x W120cm x D50cm
Material: Walnut veneer, MDF, chrome
Storage: Yes
Reasons to buy
+ Soft, curved edges + Storage shelf 
Reasons to avoid
- A little bulky  

Love the Mid-century modern living room look? This retro style coffee table, with its soft, curved edges pays homage to simple 1960s' furniture. The wooden effect table is a popular choice for its versatility and handy storage shelf where you can place books and magazines. It is quite a long table, so smaller rooms may be overwhelmed by this coffee table, but for an empty space that needs filling, customers felt the Hooper table added a touch of warmth and practicality to their living area.  

Best coffee tables for small rooms: John Lewis Asha Coffee Table, round two-tiered design with natural wood legs

3. John Lewis Asha Iron Tray Coffee Table

Best coffee tables for small rooms: a rustic two-tiered coffee table that won’t take up too much space

Best for: Smaller rooms
Size: H40cm x W84cm
Material: Mango wood, metal
Storage: Yes
Reasons to buy
+ Unique wood finish + Two tiers for storage 
Reasons to avoid
- A little small for some 

This tray-style table is made from mango wood which many people are turning to as a modern alternative to pine. The colours are lighter, and very popular in neutral or shabby-chic style schemes due to its rustic appeal. Its round shape also makes it a little more accommodating for smaller rooms, but may get lost in larger spaces. Those who have this coffee table find it to be sturdy and stylish and just right for storing things on the bottom and placing drinks on the top.

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Best coffee table for storage: Wayfair Granny Coffee Table, white podium with grey wood-effect top

4. Granny Coffee Table with Storage

Best coffee table for storage: a podium-style table with hidden storage

Best for: Hidden storage
Size: H40cm x W120cm x D60cm
Material: Solid and manufactured wood
Storage: Yes
Reasons to buy
+ Easy to wipe clean + Neutral colours 
Reasons to avoid
- Corners are quite sharp 

This coffee table podium in grey is very minimalist but has hidden storage which will help keep the room looking neat and tidy. Simply slide the top across to reveal the extra storage space, but customers have warned that the edges are quite sharp so if you have children about the house it may not be suitable. The top is easy to wipe clean and although it does require some assembly, customers have said this is really quick and easy to do. 

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Best minimalist coffee table: John Lewis Calia Coffee Table, solid oak top with black hardware

5. John Lewis Calia Coffee Table

Best minimalist coffee table: a minimalist coffee table with great build quality

Best for: Minimalist
Size: H40cm x W80cm x D80cm
Material: Solid oak, steel
Storage: No
Reasons to buy
+ Sturdy + Distressed texture 
Reasons to avoid
- Stains easily  

If you don’t want something too big or busy that will overwhelm the room, then you may find that this Calia Coffee Table provides just what you need. It’s solid and sturdy, with a distressed finish on the top that customers say complements most room schemes. With no storage, it does leave space underneath the table, making it an ideal place for children to sit and colour or play with toys. Those who have this coffee table recommend always using coasters as the heat from mugs can easily leave permanent rings on this wood.  

Best elegant coffee table: Wayfair Vilabila Coffee Table, tempered glass

6. Vilabila Coffee Table

Best elegant coffee table: an elegant, barely-there glass coffee table

Best for: Elegance
Size: H38cm x W110cm x D50cm
Material: Tempered glass
Storage: No
Reasons to buy
+ Simple look + Gives the appearance of more space 
Reasons to avoid
- Delicate 

If you are working with a small living room, this tempered glass coffee table from Wayfair is a practical choice that doesn’t make the space look cramped. Customers found this table to give their living area the illusion of more space due to its transparency, and found the clean, straight edges to add a modern touch to their home. 

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