10 gold coffee tables that'll add warmth and glamour

Gold coffee tables are where classic meets contemporary – so choose from these metallic designs for an elegant, luxurious centerpiece

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Gold coffee tables are an easy way to inject some glamorous metallic warmth into your living room. Using gold as an accent color is a design technique that cannot be underestimated – a splash of gold here and there instantly uplifts a room, bouncing light around the space and adding a new layer of depth and texture. 

If you're choosing a gold coffee table, ensure to use gold elsewhere in your room scheme to draw the look together. From gold floor lamps to gold vases, you'll be amazed at the instant glamour it'll bring. 

We've found a bunch of lovely gold coffee tables that are stylish, practical and most importantly, affordable, so you can give your living room the elegant centerpiece it deserves. 

10 gold coffee tables to add a touch of glam

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1. Cosmopolitan Bradshaw rectangular coffee table

coffee table with gold angular legs and a white table top

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Dimension: 44 L x 22 W x 18 H In | Color options: 1

Add a cool and contemporary edge to your space with this modern gold and white coffee table. The intricate gold metal detailing makes this a real accent piece - we love the diagonal lines that create an almost geometric look. The high-shine white top will work to bounce light around the room to make your overall space feel lighter. 

2. Calluna gold metal coffee table

hammered gold round coffee table

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Dimension: 30 W x 30 D x 15.75 H In | Color options: 2

Bring a gorgeous golden glow to your living room with this round and curvy coffee table. The hammered metal finish adds texture and depth to the space, and works to create a shimmery mystical glow when the light shines on it. The best bit is that the table top lifts off completely, so you can use the inside for storage! From throws to kids' toys, stow your living room bits and bobs secretly in here to make a clutter free space easy to achieve. 

3. Round tempered glass coffee table

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Dimension: 17 H x 36 W x 36 D In | Color options: 3

If your living room is on the smaller side, a glass topped coffee table is a great choice. The glass means that the table takes up less visual space, making your room feel more spacious. Classic meets contemporary with these design, and while it looks elegant and refined, it's highly practical too. It comes with scratch resistant footsliders to keep your wooden floors safe, and the sturdy water-resistant frame is sure to withstand any of life's little mishaps. 

4. Henn & Hart Alexis coffee table

modern square coffee table with gold legs

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Dimension: 32 D x 32 W x 17 H In| Color options: 2

If your living room is a perfect square shape, like many new build houses are, then a square coffee table will be the perfect choice for creating a well-structured space. This design comes complete with two glass shelves, so you can display your favorite books and magazines underneath, while keeping the top clear and ready for your cup of coffee. 

5. Chattahoochee frame coffee table

modern coffee table with gold legs

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Dimension: 18 H x 43 L x 23 D In| Color options: 3

This is a coffee table with a difference. The two separate levels will add varying dimensions to your space and give a unique and quirky spin on the traditional coffee table. The geometric shapes and strong angles create an ultra-contemporary, glamorous look that'll slot in nicely with any modern living room. 

6. Riem frame coffee table

modern hexagon coffee table with gold legs

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Dimension: 17 H x 23.5 L x 20.5 D In| Color options: 2

This hexagonal gold mirror is small but mighty. The lower shelf is mirrored, so it'll help to bounce light around your room and make it feel bigger and brighter. We love the idea of using two or three of these in the center of your living room, slotted together however you see fit for a customizable, bespoke and easily portable design. 

7. Merlino drum coffee table

modern drum shaped coffee table with gold legs

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Dimension: 18.5 H x 25.2 L x 25.2 D In| Color options: 1

This table will bring a boho glam touch to your living room. The handcrafted circular mango wood table top is warm, inviting a slightly rustic - the perfect way to warm up an otherwise cool and contemporary scheme. The elegant hourglass shape of the base is reminiscent of a drum (hence the name) and will create a refined and organic feel that's sturdy, modern and playful all at once.

8. Coral Cape coffee table

modern coffee table with gold legs

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Dimension: 18.9 H x 29.53 W  x 29.53 D In| Color options: 1

This coffee table is an art form in itself. The bottom shelf is teal-tinted silk-screened glass, creating a strong pop of colour in the centre of your room (that'll look lovely with blush pink, on our opinion). The middle shelf features a fun banana leaf abstract pattern and the top layer is simple glass, all framed with an elegant gold stand. These layers provide ample opportunity for styling up your plants, flowers, coasters and magazines, for a coffee table that screams statement. 

9. Holli Zollinger Esprit coffee table

modern coffee table with gold legs

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Dimension: 38 L x 19 D x 19 H In| Color options: 10+

If the rest of your living room is plain, why not use your coffee table to add a pop of pattern? This coffee table has a birch wood top with a metallic gold aztec pattern, adding a splash of interest and shiny grandeur to the center of your room. The gold mid-century style legs are decorative and angular, plus they make the table slightly higher than average, making it all the more easy to grab another cookie. 

10. Curiod coffee table

coffee table with gold frame, white shelves and a glass top

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Dimension: 39.4 L x 19.7 W x 17.7 H In| Color options: 2

This coffee table ticks all the boxes - airy glass top, elegant gold frame AND lots of storage. What's not to love? With two white drawers that are perfect for keeping your remote controls, books or secret stash of chocolate hidden away out of sight, and sturdy tempered glass making it extra safe for little ones too, this rectangular design is a great all-rounder. 

What should I look for when buying a coffee table?

Firstly consider exactly what function you want your coffee table to have. Do you want a minimal, simple perch for your cuppa and remote, or do you want it to be the main storage space in your room? Do you want it to be the focal point of your space, or are you happy for it to blend into the background as a functional piece of furniture? You should also consider materials. If your room already has gold accents, such as a gold pendant light or accessories, then a gold coffee table will pick these up nicely. But if you're going for a more rustic, country style space, then a wooden coffee table might be a better bet. 

How far should a coffee table be from the couch?

This, of course, will depend on the size of your room, but in general it's a good idea to leave around 16 inches between your coffee table and your couch, to allow for both leg room as you're sitting down and for walking around the space. You don't want to choose a coffee table that's too low down or too high up in comparison to the seat height of your couch, so when choosing your coffee table, look for a design that's within about four inches of your couch's height. 

Amelia Smith
Content Editor

After joining Real Homes as content producer in 2016, Amelia has taken on several different roles and is now content editor. She specializes in style and decorating features and loves nothing more than finding the most beautiful new furniture, fabrics and accessories and sharing them with our readers. As a newbie London renter, Amelia’s loving exploring the big city and mooching around vintage markets to kit out her new home.