Whether you like to spend hours lazing on the sofa binge-watching Russian Doll, cozying up for the occasional crossword puzzle, or just need someplace to display your very sophisticated taste in Assouline titles and fashion candles, the coffee table is the — very crucial — centerpiece of any living room. Often, they can be expensive or ugly or impractical (or all three), so we found some of the best affordable — under-$200 — options that are also functional and stylish. Below, 18 of the best expensive-looking coffee tables for every kind of taste.
Minimal coffee tables
Tangkula Glass Coffee Table
This glass table has a similar appeal to recently on-trend lucite ones: it’s a nice blank canvas for propping up some colorful coffee-table books on.
A short, legless version for huddling around when you’re playing Scrabble or eating Japanese-style. It would go nicely with some low-lying woven floor pillows, too, which we’ve conveniently sourced for you below.
We’ve been seeing tatami-style floor cushions pop up here and there on Instagram, and though they’re probably too squat to form their own ottoman-style tables, they’re really excellent for pairing with a low-lying surface. Or, if you have a cushy, thick-piled rug, use one of these as a mini table while you recline on the floor.