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Looking for a convenient and chic coffee table? If so, why not consider a low height coffee table? This type of coffee table offers the perfect space for placing books and magazines, while also acting as the perfect foot rest for you after a long day. 

 

So, are coffee tables supposed to be low? If so, how tall is a low coffee table?

 

Coffee tables can be at any height you wish, it all just depends on personal preference. For a coffee table to be considered low down, it is normally measured under 14” in height, which means it typically falls just under the seat cushion of your sofa or chair. 

To help you choose the right low height coffee table for your living space, we have compiled a list of some of the best low modern coffee tables that are available to buy. You will also find expert tips on what to look for when shopping around for a low height coffee table. 

 

How to Choose a Low Modern Coffee Table

Buying a low height coffee table can be difficult, as there are so many options to choose from. To help you narrow down your choice of coffee tables, you need to consider which coffee table shape and material works for you.

Coffee Table Shape

Shape is so important when it comes to coffee tables, as you need to make sure that the coffee table you choose fits perfectly in your space. 

 

To give you a better idea of your choice, here are some of the most popular coffee table shapes:

Square Coffee Tables

Square tables are well-suited to compact spaces, as they don’t take up a lot of room. They are also great alongside square-seating arrangements as it helps to create a smart, linear feel. However, they are not ideal for longer sofas, as they tend to look out of proportion next to larger furniture.

 

 

If you think a square coffee table would work in your space, take a look at some of our favourite low square coffee tables:

This interesting coffee table is the perfect staples piece for a monochrome style living space, with its unique design elements. This is ideal for storing plants, books and decorations. 

 

It is made of PVC veneer and also features a chrome base made out of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene which connects the bottom and the top of the table top. It measures 31cm H x 60cm W x 60cm and weighs 19.2kg.

 
Pros: 
  • Available in various colours (white, black, high-gloss black, high-gloss white, sonoma)
  • Scratch resistant tabletop
  • Unique wood design
 
Cons: 
  • Requires assembly

  • Cannot hold heavy items

The Agatha coffee table by 17 Stories is perfect if you’re looking for a square table with a twist. The top layer of the table has a swivel function so you can move it to your desired angle to create a unique shape.

 

The lower wooden part of the table can be used for storage purposes, while the laminate top half provides a great display space for a houseplant or decorative teapot. 

 
Pros: 
  • Standout design
  • Swivel feature
  • Sufficient storage space
 
Cons: 
  •  Hard to put together
  • Assembly is required

This Kingston square coffee table is perfect for indoor and outdoor use, as it made from durable materials, including synthetic wicker and aluminium. It also features Hularo weave fibre which can withstands 5,000 hours of sunlight and prevents fading.

This table can be placed in front of your comfy sofa or can be used to hold your favourite cocktails in the summer months.

Pros: 
  • Withstands sun damage
  • Durable material
  • Versatile 
 
Cons: 
  • Must be covered during colder months
  • Requires regular cleaning

If you’re looking for a luxurious coffee table to enhance your living space, then the Alisma frosted marble effect coffee table is a great choice. The combination of marble and shiny brass creates an elevated aesthetic that is bound to impress.

 

This coffee table is also very durable, as the tabletop is made of temperated glass, while the legs are plated-steel, so it’s guaranteed to last a long time. 

 

Pros: 
  • Tempered glass
  • Durable design
  • Luxurious
 
Cons: 
  • Not suited to large sofas
  • No additional storage

Embracing the latest Scandi trend? If so, you should complement your space with this Crueso coffee table. It’s simple style offers a beautiful minimal aesthetic that will work perfectly with simple decor.

 

This solid oak table is also very practical, and is also the perfect height and width for a two-seater sofa. 

 

Pros: 
  • Practical
  • Simple design
  • Durable material
 
Cons: 
  • Needs to be assembled

Round Coffee Tables

Similar to a square shape, a round coffee table is a great for small spaces. They are also ideal for soften up interiors with a lot of straight lines, and can double up as a bedside table or extra storage. 

 

For inspiration, take a look at some of our favourite low round coffee tables:

If you have limited space in your home, the Aspect Brockton round coffee table should be your go-to choice. Despite it’s size, it still makes a massive impression with its unique leg design.

 

 

The coffee table also boasts a stylish tabletop with a vintage wood finish that is made from robust MDF. 

 

Pros: 

  • Unique hairpin-style legs
  • Vintage design
  • High-quality MDF 
 
Cons: 
  • Self assembly is required
  • Cannot support heavy items

The Échos coffee table offers the perfect combination of simplicity and elegance with the mixture of wood and marble. This means it can work well with a range of interior styles. 

 

It is made from high-quality materials including the solid oak base, the Italian Carrara marble tabletop and the polyurethane finish. This ensures it not only looks good but is also long-lasting. 

 

Pros: 
  • Top-quality materials
  • Simple design
  • Luxury elements
 
Cons: 
  • May be too small for a large room

If you’re looking to make a statement with your coffee table, then the Aurora is definitely a great option. With its hand-carved lattice design, you can turn a plain living room into a stylish and comfortable space. 

 

This coffee table is made from mango wood, a porous but durable surface that is guaranteed to last. 

 
Pros: 
  • Stunning design
  • Durable wood
  • Hand-carved
 
Cons: 
  • Porous surface requires care with liquids
  • Prone to heat damage

If you require a small coffee table with additional storage space, then the Mercury Row coffee table is an obvious choice. It features two levels that can be used to store anything from coffee cups to your favourite books. 

 

This coffee table offers a simply stunning design that works perfectly with neutral interiors. It is also very easy to clean, so there’s no need to worry about any spillages. 

 

Pros: 
  • Low-maintenance
  • Simple design
  • Storage space
 
Cons: 
  • Tricky to assemble
  • Prone to scratches

Looking to recreate a tropical paradise in your living room? This coffee table should be your go-to, with its vintage rattan style that will make you feel like you are at a beach bar, while sipping your morning coffee. 

 

The Provence Rattan and Glass Round Coffee Table works for both indoor and outdoor use,  where you can position it next to your deck chairs during the summer months. You can rest assured that it will last through harsh weather as it is made from tempered glass and durable woven rattan with a robust metal frame. 

 
Pros: 
  • Durable design
  • Tropical aesthetic
  • Ideal for outdoor use
 
Cons: 
  • Needs to be assembled

Rectangle Coffee Tables

Do you have a long sofa or corner couch? If so, your best bet is a rectangle coffee table, which will fit perfectly alongside larger furniture. 

 

To help you find the right low rectangle coffee table, take a look at some of the best available below: 

If on-show storage is a a priority, then the Connelly coffee table is an excellent choice. This table has four separate storage sections where you can keep a small house plant, your daily planner and some decorative coffee table magazines. 

Its contemporary brass and smoked glass design also makes it the perfect choice for cream and neutral interiors. 

 
Pros: 
  • See through storage
  • Luxurious smoked glass
  • Easy to clean
 
Cons: 
  • The smoked glass is darker than it looks in the images

If you prefer hidden storage in your coffee table, then this model is ideal with its integrated shelves which are the perfect size for books and TV remotes. 

 

It is also has a robust design as it is made from waterproof PVC, which means do you don’t have to stress about liquid damage. The metal hairpin legs are also very durable and can hold a significant amount of weight. 

 
Pros: 
  • Hidden storage
  • Waterproof
  • Durable design
 
Cons: 
  • Requires partial assembly

This coffee table is the perfect size for entertaining guests, as it is has the right amount of tabletop space for snacks and drinks. It is also very easy to clean, so even if any spillages do occur they are easy to wipe away. 

 

The simple, sleek design is also the perfect match for most decor styles, as white and brown goes with anything. 

 

Pros: 
  • Easy to clean
  • Sleek design
  • Great for entertaining
 
Cons: 
  • The legs are not very durable
  • Assembly is required

Need a coffee table for your conservatory or patio? The Dante garden coffee table is one of the best available. Not only is this handwoven furniture weather resistant but it is also easy to clean and maintain, making it very low-maintenance. 

 

The neutral design also ensures that it matches any interior. While the tempered glass table top and aluminium frame make it durable enough for heavy items such as dinner plates and glassware. 

 

Pros: 
  • Neutral aesthetic
  • Easy to maintain
  • Weather resistant
 
Cons: 
  • Expensive returns

If you’re a fan of Art-Deco, you will love this Harvard coffee table, with it’s modern shape and colouring it will match perfectly with the rest of your decor. 

 

Another great thing about this coffee table is the storage space, as you can show off items in the open space shelf or keep personal items out of sight by placing them in the handy drawer. 

 

Pros: 
  • Sufficient storage
  • Art-Deco style
  • Sturdy MDF design
 
Cons: 
  • Prone to damage from spillages

Coffee Table Material

Wooden Coffee Tables

Looking for a traditional wooden coffee table? A wooden table is great choice, as they offer a classic aesthetic and are also sturdy and durable. 

 

Choose from one of our favourite low wooden coffee tables: 

This high-quality coffee machine is the perfect addition to any living room, as it is both stylish and long-lasting. It is also very easy to assemble, so yo can enhance your living space quickly without any fuss. 

The Movian Taro square coffee table is made of strong and lightweight chipboard and has a scratch-resistant melamine finish.

 
Pros:
  • Easy to assemble
  • Scratch resistant
  • Stylish design
 
Cons:
  • Not ideal next to larger sofas

This matt-style coffee machine is the perfect match for minimalist lounges. It is also available in various colours, including anthracite and burgundy for the base and light mocha, anthracite, white and oak for the top finish.

Symple Stuff’s coffee table also features a handy storage slot which can be used for magazines, books, remotes and even a small houseplant. 

 
Pros:
  • Handy storage
  • Various colour options
  • Minimalist design
 
Cons:
  • Full assembly is required

This rustic style nesting coffee table offers a simple, attractive look that will fit perfectly in any room in your home. The warm tones will also help you create a comfortable space where you can relax.

 

One of the many benefits of this coffee table is the metal storage tray which hovers just above the ground.  This is made of robust iron, so it can hold anything you wish.

 
Pros:
  • Warm design
  • Robust tray
  • Sufficient storage
 
Cons:
  • Can be difficult to put together

If you’re looking for a unique wooden table, then the Moreno coffee table is an excellent choice. It as a modern-boho feel which will work perfect in a Scandi-style living room. 

 

The perfect combination of natural cane, glass and metal offers the ideal focal furniture piece. This will look great in the centre of the room with a snug rug underneath.

 

Pros:
  • Boho design
  • High-quality materials
  • Focal piece of furniture
 
Cons:
  • None

Are you bored of traditional round or square tables? If so, this triangle solid wood coffee table set offers the perfect solution. For an affordable price, you get one large coffee table and a smaller version which is just slightly shorter. 

 

If you have a large living room, you can position the two tables together. For a smaller space, you can use the large table as your main coffee table, and use the smaller table as a side table where you can place a lamp or houseplant. 

 
Pros:
  • Nordic design
  • Versatile
  • Easy to clean
 
Cons:
  • Needs to be assembled

Glass Coffee Tables

If luxury is what you are looking for, you should opt for a glass coffee table. Not only will a glass table provide a classy finish, but wil also help to create the illusion of more space, as glass will reflect natural light around your home. 

 

Here are some of our top selections for a low glass coffee table:

If you’re a fan of 70s decor, you will love the Balane low glass glow coffee table, which is available in black and blue-green. So, it’s up to you do you prefer a monochrome look or something more eccentric and bright?

 

This compact coffee table is perfect for small spaces, as it can be placed in the centre of the room or can be used as a handy side table. Despite its size, it is also very sturdy and durable, as it is made from tempered glass and aluminium. 

 
Pros: 
  • Durable design
  • Two colour options
  • Great for small spaces
 
Cons:
  • Not ideal for large spaces

Make a statement with this retro-style square coffee table. With it’s smoked glass and amber base, it is guaranteed to impress. 

 

The soft, geometric shapes will help to create a relaxing space that you can be proud of. It will also work perfectly with any decor from bright colours to neutral interiors. 

 

Pros: 
  • Retro design
  • Soft shapes
  • Versatile 
Cons:
  • Requires regular cleaning

The Goldfan rectangle coffee table offers the perfect combination of functionality and style which is hard to beat. It also features a storage shelf where you can keep your favourite coffee table books handy. 

 

The contemporary design is also ideal for most modern living spaces. It also offers long-lasting benefits as it is made from tempered glass and robust engineered wood.

 

Pros:
  • Durable tempered glass
  • Monochrome design
  • Handy storage shelf
Cons:
  • Small parts can easily be lost during assembly

Want to brighten up your living room? This unique rainbow glass coffee table is the perfect choice. The unique design will look great with plain décor or bright walls. 

 

 

The OFCASA coffee table not only looks great, but is also high-quality. This is due to the tempered glass that has great longevity. It also features thickened metal legs, which offer excellent support for any decorations on the glass tabletop. 

 

Pros:
  • Bright design
  • Durable construction
  • Sturdy metal legs
Cons:
  • Difficult to assemble

La Redoute’s Neso nesting tables are the perfect size for a living rom or conservatory. If you have limited space, you can use the taller table in one room and place the shorter table in your bedroom.

 

This coffee table has a strong design with high-quality tempered glass and a stainless steel base which are bonded together with UV. 

Pros: 

  • Sturdy design
  • Minimalist style
  • Versatile

Cons:

  • None

Metal Coffee Tables

Not a fan of wood or glass tables? Why not try something different and opt for a metal coffee table. This type of table usually offers a chic industrial feel that is also long-lasting. 

 

To help you choose the right low-height metal coffee table, here are some of our standout picks.: 

The West Elm Pillar glass coffee table makes the perfect statement, with sculpted metal base which mimics Grecian pillars. You can make this unique table a focal point in your lounge.

 

This coffee table will also look perfect in a office waiting room, as it adds an element of sophistication. It will also be a talking point for any customers or business contacts who walk through the door.  

 

Pros: 
  • Grecian design
  • High-quality construction
  • Great for commercial settings
Cons:
  • Not as functional as other tables

If you’re looking for a simple but sophisicated coffee table, the Gallery Direct Outline glass coffee table should be at the top of your list. The minimalist metal frame creates a seamless finish which is enhanced by the bevelled glass tabletop. 

 

This coffee table has an industrial feel to it, without being too harsh. This ensures it will work in any space from the dining room to the office. 

 

 

Pros:
  • Works with any interior
  • Simple design
  • High-quality engineered metal
Cons:
  • Difficult to clean

Looking for the perfect nesting table to complement your sofa? The Aula nesting coffee table is the perfect solution. This can be placed in the centre of your room and can act as a stunning coal point in a minimalist living space. 

 

This low coffee table offers excellent geometry with its angular frame and circular glass tabletop. It is also beautifully made, so it is a worthwhile investment

 

Pros: 

  • Elegant design
  • Versatile function
  • Sleek glass surface

Cons:

  • Not ideal for a small space

If you’ve been looking for the perfect oval table, you can stop your search, as the Sultra brass and black ombre coffee table is one of the best oval tables on the market. This table is artwork disguised by a coffee table, with its unique colouring and sleek hourglass shape. 

 

This metal coffee table is also well-made, with its cool brass material that is guaranteed to generate a few compliments. 

Pros:
  • Unique shape 
  • Artwork feel
  • High-quality brass
Cons:
  • None

Another La Redoute favourite is the Hiba square steel coffee table. This offers everything you need in a coffee table – the matt blac finish, the shelf storage and the sturdy design. 

 

This two-tier coffee table is made of high-quality steel, so it is guaranteed to last. It is also sold pre-assembled, so it require minimal effort to set up. 

 
Pros: 
  • Two-tier storage
  • Robust steel design
  • Pre-assembled 
 
Cons:
  • Doors must be wide enough for it to fit

Final Thoughts!

Now you’ve got plenty of low modern coffee table inspiration, why not narrow down your favourite options and see which table is the right fit for your home? Remember to check any measurements before making your final decision!

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