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Best Overall: Alcott Hill Oyama Solid Wood Coffee Table
Simple, elegant, and traditional, the Oyama Solid Wood Coffee Table is a great choice for tastes of all kinds. This table comes in six colors and is constructed from solid pine, so you don’t have to worry about splitting or cracks. We love this table because it’s neutral enough to fit into any decor style and affordable enough that you’ll have money left to splurge on that new TV you’ve been coveting. The table has two functional drawers that can be used to store remote controls, board games, or any other knickknacks. The table is rectangular in shape and runs 48 inches wide, so it’s the ideal size for both large and small living spaces.
To protect the finish, we recommend rubbing furniture paste wax across the top if you’re an “oops, I forgot the coaster” type of person. All in all, the Oyama Solid Wood Coffee Table is a stylish, affordable purchase for every home.
Best Splurge: Ashley Furniture Wesling Coffee Table
A great coffee table can last for years, so if you’re looking for a piece that won’t fade quickly, this Ashley Furniture Wesling table is a great choice. Crafted in solid wood with black X-style legs, this coffee table has a rustic-yet-industrial look that won’t seem outdated in a few years. At 54 inches long, the Wesling table is a little wider than other choices on this list—and at 108 pounds, a little heavier. A solid, well-made piece, it’s a great choice if you want to spend a little more for higher quality. Reviewers rave about the sturdiness of the materials and the elegant design, agreeing that they all receive compliments on this addition to their living room.
If you have a larger space that can easily fit a larger coffee table, the Ashley Furniture Wesling table is a great choice for your home.
Best Set: Ashley Furniture Murphy 3-Piece Occasional Wooden Table Set
Sometimes a coffee table just doesn’t provide enough room for your family’s epic spread of popcorn, soda and snacks on movie night. A matching coffee-and-side-table set can be a great way to add a lot of surface space without spending a fortune. This Ashley Furniture Murphy set comes with three stylish matching pieces, so you don’t need to worry about finding side tables that complement your other furniture. The set is vintage-inspired, with bronze brackets and deep, rich-hued wood. It’s neutral enough to fit into any living room, but chic enough to make a statement. The coffee table is 46 inches long, while each end table runs 20 inches side-to-side.
While the Murphy set is made out of veneer and engineered wood, reviewers say the quality looks far more expensive. They do note that the set has a strong chemical smell when it’s first set up, but allowing it to air out on a porch or in a basement will solve that problem.
Best Storage: Winston Porter Steele Lift Top Extendable Coffee Table
Whether you hate clutter taking over your coffee table or you just want a place to tuck away electronics, remotes, and display books, this coffee table is for you. In addition to three cubby holes at the bottom of the table that are perfect for storage baskets or rolled up throw blankets, there's also a shallow, 4.7 inch storage shelf under the top of the coffee table for less attractive clutter.
If you often find yourself working on a laptop or eating a meal at your coffee table, you'll also find the extendable top handy. Rather than slouching down to your computer or your plate, this coffee table raises the surface from 18.5 to 24.6 inches high and moves it closer to your lap to allow for better posture during work or mealtime.
Best Round: Sauder International Lux Coffee Table, Round
Not all coffee tables come from the same mold—and while many popular choices are rectangular, a round piece can be a great alternative. This Sauder table is super-sleek and all but screams “glam.” With a safety-tempered glass top and thin gold trim, it will make your living room feel like a high-class Manhattan hotel (in the best way possible). The table is 36 inches wide and weighs only 31 pounds, so it’s a great choice for a smaller living space. We love round coffee tables in formal sitting rooms or paired with a modern sectional to lend an eye-catching contrast to sharp lines.
Reviewers adore this piece, agreeing that it’s light and airy enough to add style to a space without overpowering it. While you may want to avoid throwing your feet up on this table due to the delicate glass, owners say it feels sturdier than it looks.
Best Unique: World Market Wood And Metal Multi Level Coffee Table
If you’re an “out of the box” type of decorator, there’s no need to buy an ordinary coffee table that doesn’t fit your style. This pick features three surfaces of varying heights and sizes, crafted out of a beautiful medium brown wood. The three surfaces stand on a three-legged metal frame, giving the table a cool, midcentury modern vibe.
While this piece does not arrive assembled, reviewers say it's easy to put together, and say the end result is sturdy and solid. World Market sells a coordinating end table that's a bit smaller, with only two surfaces, for anyone who prefers coordinating furniture.
Best for Small Spaces: ClosetMaid Coffee Table
Whether you’re a college student with a small common area or you’re looking to add a bit of storage and surface area to a compact living space, this ClosetMaid coffee table is a great choice. Made from laminate and powder-coated metal, this coffee table adds a bit of sleek storage space for books and magazines as well as a 39.45 inch wide top for drinks and TV dinners. The modern contemporary design goes with most furniture and can be easily decorated with books and trinkets to fit all tastes. We love how neutral this piece is; it only stands out if you want it to. If you’re simply looking for a functional piece that doesn't overpower a room, ClosetMaid’s coffee table is a great choice. Reviewers say assembly is easy and add that it works well as an entertainment stand as well.