Cool Coffee Table Ideas

The focal point of most living rooms belongs to the coffee table. Since it becomes the center of attention, choosing a cool coffee table that is creative and unique is necessary.

Check out these ideas and tips to give your room a strong appearance!

Foosball Coffee Table

Cool Foosball Coffee Table

If you are looking for a fun way to update your living room, adding a playful foosball coffee table can be a great choice.

This imaginative foosball coffee table makes it possible to have fun with your family or friends in the living room.

The table is made of sleek wood and frame, so it can fit in any interior design. Despite its playful character, it can be suitable for your living room.

This is because the wood and glass top can hold a formal situation as well.

Note: Different from most dedicated foosball tables, this type is unlikely to have levelers on its legs. Thus, you need to manually level the table or make sure to put it on a flat surface.

 Cassette Tape Coffee Table

Cassette Tape Coffee Table for the Retro Look

This is another coffee table that boasts a distinctive character. It looks like a vintage cassette tape that we used to playback then.

While the cassette itself delivers a vintage feeling, the natural dark wood color adds a powerful rustic vibe.

Hint: Opt for a DIY cassette tape coffee table so you can always personalize it with your own preference. For instance, you can include LED lights and cup holders in it. The key is to make the table works well in complementing the room.

Repurposed Door Coffee Table

Repurposed and Upcycle Door Coffee Table
Family Handyman

Don’t have any ideas of what to do with your old door? Repurpose it into a cool coffee table and get every visitor amazed.

This is actually one of the simplest DIY coffee tables out there. You can refinish the old table to boost the natural wood character or to simply give it a fresh paint.

Put it together with a framework and you will have a new coffee table in no time.


  • It gives a unique, personalized touch in any room.


  • Since doors are mostly long and wide enough to take so much space, this idea is probably not suitable for a small living room.

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Pallet Coffee Table with Wheels

Pallet Coffee Table with Wheels for Rustic Style

This cool coffee table offers a very simple design. The wood pallets utilized in this table have a calm appearance, complementing a neutral-toned room very well.

To make it even more convenient, wheels are installed on each wooden support.

As a result, you can easily move the table around. The wheels will be helpful when you feel like having tea or coffee outside.

Hint: Place a rug under the coffee table to help it stay still on the floor while giving you extra comfort.

Coffee Table with Hidden Storage

Coffee Table with Smart Hidden Storage
DIY Huntress

Do you have a few books but not enough room for another bookcase? Your coffee table can save you some space! It is not impossible to create built-in storage in your coffee table and there are numerous ways to do it too.

One of the easiest solutions is creating a box-like coffee table with a door to open the hidden storage. This way, you can hide all of the embarrassing clutter when guests come over.


  • It gives extra storage space to keep your books, magazines, and other things.


  • It may take time to create the coffee table yourself.

Nintendo Controller Coffee Table

Bohemian Style Nintendo Controller Coffee Table
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If you love to play Nintendo games, this idea may attract your interest the most.

This interactive Nintendo controller coffee table is a great solution for anyone out there searching for a way to make their coffee table multifunctional.

The main idea is to make the table not only employed for placing coffee, but also for playing Nintendo games.

When it is time to play, you just need to attach Nintendo cords and make the buttons work like actual controller.

Hint: There might be many material choices available, but you can always go with mahogany, walnut, or maple wood for outstanding durability.

See-through Coffee Table

See-through Storage and Coffee Table

This is another cool coffee table which is out of ordinary. While most treasure chest coffee tables are made of wood, this one is created from glass.

Thus, you can see what are inside the chest easily.

This transparent feature is perfect for you who like the simple design. This design allows your space to feel more open an airier.

Plus, it offers extra storage solution. That’s why it makes a good option for a small room.


  • It offers a space-saving solution.


  • You need to keep everything inside it tidy.

DIY Wooden Crate Coffee Table

Easy DIY Wooden Crate Coffee Table

Wooden crates have been a versatile material to create a lot of DIY projects. Creating a coffee table is no exception. With enough crates, you can create a functional coffee table that distinguishes your space with others.

Hint: Design the coffee table uniquely by placing the crates in different directions. Thus, the middle part will be empty. You can fill in some rocks or add a planter in it. Underneath, leave some room for storage.


  • It delivers extra storage solution in your living room.
  • It makes an affordable way to update the space.


  • It requires time and creativity to make this coffee table.

Lift-Top Wine Barrel Coffee Table

Fancy Lift-Top Wine Barrel Coffee Table
The Green Head

Multipurpose furniture has been a popular trend right now. This is because it can save money and is very efficient. There are also a lot of DIY opportunities available.

Creating a wine barrel coffee table is one of the examples. It not only offers space to place beverages but also to store things inside.

Make it with a lift-top design, so you can store magazines or other items inside.

Hint: For easier DIY idea, simply repurpose a whole barrel rather than cutting it in two vertically. If it is too tall, you can cut it horizontally instead.

Concrete Coffee Table

Concrete Low Coffee Table

You might never think about concrete material when buying or creating a coffee table. But, this concrete coffee table will make you want to have it at first glance.

A coffee table made of concrete material is surprisingly elegant and fit in any modern living room. But, you can also use it to decorate a more industrial-style space.

Hint: For a more unique touch, consider stamp and seal the concrete top.


  • It must be extremely durable.
  • It is going to be less expensive than other materials.


  • It can absorb liquid, so you may stain it.

Infinity Coffee Table

Glam Infinity Coffee Table

Dazzle your guests with an infinity coffee table! Make use of mirrors and lights to create this kind of coffee table that looks sparkling at night.

Despite the dramatic impact, this coffee table is actually easy to build. You can even finish the project one day. Here are the materials needed for this project:

  • Hardboard,
  • Battery and recharger,
  • LED strip lighting,
  • Low-voltage wiring,
  • Two-way tempered mirror,
  • Ordinary mirror,
  • And painter’s tape.

Fire Pit Coffee Table

Incredible Fire Pit Coffee Table

When you are looking to a cool coffee table that makes a great addition for your outdoor patio, the one with fire pit top must be perfect. With a modern and futuristic design, a fire pit coffee table will bring your space to the next level.

Pair it with a cozy couch or sofa and enjoy it on a cold night. With a cup of coffee and warm from the pit, you can surely take pleasure in this space.


  • It delivers luxury and elegance in your space.


  • A fire pit coffee table comes with a price.

Coffee Table with Glass Top Display

Coffee Table with Glass Top Display

Do you have a collection of something to be displayed? Having a coffee table with a glass top display will make a great option for you.

This way, you can display your precious collection easily.

When you need an update, you can simply pull out the drawer and replace the collection with something new.

There are many things that you can display here, so be creative with your coffee table.


  • It delivers a personal touch in your living room.


  • The glass top is prone to breaking, especially if you have a young kid or pet at home.

Oval Mod Swivel Coffee Table

White Oval Mod Swivel Coffee Table

This coffee table may seem small and simple, yet it can deliver a modern touch in your living room.

It has a rotating top, making it possible to angle it as you please. Plus, the rounded edges do a nice job at softening the aesthetic charm of your space.


  • It is unique and has a swivel rotating top.


  • It probably works best in small spaces only.

Modern Coffee Table with Shelves

Modern and minimalist Coffee Table with Shelves

This is another small coffee table that makes a perfect addition to any tiny living room.

A modern coffee table with open shelving is really versatile. Plus, it also has fabric basket drawers which deliver extra storage solution.

Hint: Get a black or dark-colored coffee table to deliver an interesting contrast an all-white or neutral-toned living room.


  • It looks nice and comes with a useful storage solution.


  • The construction of the table is probably not the most durable.

Cubic Industrial Glass Coffee Table

Glam Cubic Industrial Glass Coffee Table

The industrial style has received a lot of attention nowadays. If you want to add an industrial charm in your home, achieve it through a glass coffee table with metal feet.

Hint: The key to creating a flawless balance décor is to blend all the elements. Combining a glass coffee table with a black steel base with vintage-inspired elements may look great.


It offers a sleek, modern design.


Glass is breakable, so you may need to keep it away from young children or pets.

Round Rattan Coffee Table

Rustic Style: Round Rattan Coffee Table
If you feel tired of wood or metal coffee table, opt for one made of rattan. Go for a circular small one that can create a feeling of open space.

This kind of coffee table is ideal when you have a tiny living room.

Hint: Rattan coffee table may come in different finishing. Select one that works well in your color scheme.


  • This coffee table has a unique design and is typically well balanced.


  • The tabletop surface is not really spacious.

Repurposed Metal Barrel Coffee Table

Easy Way Repurposed Metal Barrel Coffee Table
DIY to Try

If your living room is considerably small and doesn’t fit a full-size coffee table, this idea is for you.

Repurpose a metal barrel and create a functional coffee table like this. Paint the barrel in matte black to receive a modern, stylish look.

Note: Although the metal barrel coffee table can be used as part of your modern room, you should be aware that it comes with some cautions. For instance, it is prone to scratches and is more suitable for interior use only.


  • It is fairly easy to clean.


  • It can retain heat, so you should avoid direct sunlight in positioning the table.

DIY Reclaimed Window Coffee Table

Vintage Style DIY Reclaimed Window Coffee Table

A cool coffee table can be made of a reclaimed window as well.

You can turn an old reclaimed window into an interesting homemade coffee table. Plus, it can double as a display case you can update once in a time.

This project is as simple as joining handles and hinges to a reclaimed window. Then, find a wooden box to match it.


  • It allows you to personalize the living room by displaying your favorite collection.


  • You should keep the collection neat.

Nested Coffee Table

Easy Steps DIY Nested Coffee Table

Do you love the idea of the nested coffee table? This kind of table can be pulled apart for additional surfaces at different height when needed. More interestingly, it gives you a chance for DIY.

Hint: If you are furnishing small space, consider round nested coffee table instead of the rectangular one. It will make it more convenient for you to move around without getting hurt by the edges.


  • It offers more table surfaces when needed.


  • It requires more time and energy to build the table compared to the standard one.

Fish Tank Coffee Table

Glam Fish Tank Coffee Table

This coffee table is seriously cool. Now, there is no need to spare extra space for a fish tank when you have this coffee table. If you are keen to fish and aquatic experience, this coffee table is perfect.

With an aquarium beneath the glass top, it is both functional and unique to become an eye-catching focal point in any space.

The aquarium is typically made of acrylic and glass. As a result, it is safe enough to keep a living space.


  • It adds an exceptional touch in your living room.


  • It costs more than the standard coffee table since you need to get the aquarium accessories too.

Surfing Board Inspired Coffee Table

Beach Theme: Surfing Board Inspired Coffee Table

This coffee table looks like a surfing board, making it a unique addition in any living room. You can create this extraordinary table by yourself with wood and metal holder.

Apart from the living room, you can set this table on the front terrace.

Hint: Create it by using a used surfing board to make it even more unique. Refinish the board to make the most of it.


  • It brings beautiful, vintage charm to your space.


  • It probably works best in the larger living room considering its length.

Computer Board Coffee Table

Shiny Computer Board Coffee Table
Home Designing

This is a seriously cool coffee table that can be an attention-grabbing piece in any room. This motherboard coffee table is ideal for you who want to channel your inner geek.

This piece of furniture is particularly unique and it has a special characteristic, too! The table is primarily composed of wood frames with a dark color and transparent glass on the top and both sides.


  • It adds unique charm in your living room.


  • You need to find a lot of used motherboards to create this masterpiece.

Cool Coffee Table with Pull-Out Ottomans

Coffee Table with Pull-Out Ottomans for Modern Livingroom
Roy Home Design

When you are furnishing a small apartment, choosing space-saving furniture is a must.

This coffee table makes it possible for you to keep ottomans underneath, leaving more space when you don’t need them.

Besides, it can offer extra seating if you have already set a couch in the living room. The table itself provides enough surface area to entertain several guests at once.


  • The ottomans are comfortable and boast style in your living room.


  • The ottomans will require additional maintenance to keep their good condition.

Unique Wooden Coffee Table

Unique Outdoor Wooden Coffee Table

Lastly, you can get a wood coffee table that looks so much unique for your living room.

This coffee table exposes two-tone grains from a complete circular live edge, offering an exceptional touch to any space.

This cool coffee table makes a perfect addition to a spacious living room rather than a tiny one. Its durability and dependable characteristic make it ideal for outdoor usage as well.