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Creative coffee tables

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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A coffee table is truly one of the necessities of home furnishing. This object helps to give shape and structure to a living area, providing a focal point around which the other pieces of furniture are placed. When you are entertaining guests, the coffee table insures a seating arrangement that brings people together, encouraging conversation. It also provides a surface on which to display items like souvenirs from a favourite trip or a an art book for your guest to flip through.  When no one else is around, the coffee table can sometimes even double as a footrest. And, of course, without a coffee table, where would you place your coffee when sitting on the sofa? Today on homify, we look at some examples of creative and stylish coffee tables from our Indian experts. 

Solid rectangle

Patil Residence:  Houses by Design Ecovation
Design Ecovation

Patil Residence

Design Ecovation

This first coffee table is in a classic, rectangular shape. ​Because of its wooden sides, the table resembles a box and gives the impression of solidity much more so than if it were a table top with legs. This block-like design adds weight and substance to the space, working well to balance out the light, airy quality of the living room. Notice that the side table and coffee table are part of a set. The dark wood of both tables matches that of the door frame and the chair legs, bringing a unified feel to the room. 

A sliced circle

This round coffee table is composed of a system of thin, rectangular wooden frames in various sizes placed beside each other to form a circle. The result looks like striped circle, almost as though the round table has been sliced like a loaf of bread. This unique design allows some light to pass through and between the wooden rectangles, disrupting the impression of solid, heavy piece of furniture so that, despite the table's large size, it does not feel overwhelming or oppressive but instead retains a graceful, elegant manner.

Natural balance

Residence at Andheri:  Living room by Design Kkarma (India)
Design Kkarma (India)

Residence at Andheri

Design Kkarma (India)

​This home in Andheri has been decorated with warm, bright colours to create a space that is both energizing and friendly. One of the most striking pieces in the home is this unique coffee table. The tabletop is formed of a single, solid piece of wood that rests on a base of the same material. The wooden top gracefully tapers off, so that one end remains thicker as the other comes to a gracefully thin line. The table meets the base at the thicker end to form an asymmetrical structure, which may appear to be precarious but is, in fact, perfectly balanced; an achievement of harmony. The raw, earthy tones of the wood complement the rich colour of the marble floor, furthering the impression that here is a space where all elements fit together perfectly and naturally. 

Extra storage

Residence Interior Design:  Houses by 4D Space Designers
4D Space Designers

Residence Interior Design

4D Space Designers

​This side of this square coffee table holds a little niche that is perfect for stashing magazines, extra blankets, TV remote, or anything else you may want to have nearby. This kind of hidden storage is very helpful if you want to maintain a clean, modern look and not be distracted by too much clutter.

Modern simplicity

​This modern coffee table embraces minimal design and simple lines but remains a complex, inspiring piece. Its flat, slatted tabletop resembles a city bench, suggesting a chic, urban vibe, while the plain wood nods toward a more rustic look. The straightforward metal legs give the table a utilitarian vibe and keep it from feeling bulky.  

Glass patterns

​These creative coffee tables feature round, glass table tops over woven, basket-like bases. The combination of the glass and the sparsely woven bases creates an airy whimsicality, perfect for pairing with the light pastel colours of the other furniture. In addition, the glass lets light shine straight through to the floor below, resulting in beautiful, intricate shadow patterns. 

Mix and match

For this living room, instead of choosing a traditional, single coffee table, the designer opted instead to go with a variety of small tables, for a fun, eclectic look.  ​The round tables come in a variety of colours and can be stacked one on top of each other. This is a look that is endlessly customizable. 

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