Published at Monday, July 22nd 2019, 06:16:29 AM. Coffee Table. By Rudell Kaufmann.
If you give a living room a sofa, it'll want a coffee table to go with it. Or at least that's what those conventional interior design rules say.
Then, it's true that coffee tables are generally the centerpiece of your living room. But as these creative coffee table ideas prove, they don't have to be!
Whether you're struggling to design a small space, or if you want your living room to be a bit more kid‐proof, here are 7 coffee table alternatives that would work in any space.
ALTERNATIVE #1 ‐ A PLUSH OTTOMANOttomans are an awesome coffee table alternative because they could act as a table but are kid‐proof! Plus they double as extra seating options so your kids and guests have space to sit!
ALTERNATIVE #2 ‐ A PAIR OF POUFSPoufs are another kid‐friendly favorite for living room areas. Two poufs could create a best replacement for a coffee table and are just right for little spaces and for people who like to amuse. They could 'double' as a foot rest, side table, extra seat and more!
ALTERNATIVE #3 ‐ BENCHNot a fan of using a large table as your 'focal point'? One of our special coffee table design is to work a bench instead. An attractive wooden or plush bench could add surface space, seating, and even extra storage. Talk about a triple‐threat!
ALTERNATIVE #4 ‐ CLUSTER OF SIDE TABLESA coffee table doesn't always have to be one large table. You could attach a 'cluster of side tables' that you could simply move when you are delightful in order to give your guests an simple place to set their drinks.
ALTERNATIVE #5 ‐ SIDE TABLES WITH VARYING HEIGHTSTwo small side tables could also be a good alternative for smaller spaces that don't have room for one large table. Create your space feel less restricted by opting for one short and one taller table. This is one of our special coffee table designs for people who want to create their area feel more dynamic.
ALTERNATIVEE #6 ‐ STORAGE OTTOMANA storage ottoman acts as a seat that could open‐up in order to store things underneath a lid. It's great for storing blankets, books, magazines or other things you want to keep handy.
ALTERNATIVE #7 ‐ C‐SIDE TABLEIf you have no room at all you could try a C‐side table in order to maximize space in a small room. These are small and easy to move and snuggle up close to your sofa so they don't take up much floor space. You could also use them as an impromptu desk when you don't want to leave the sofa to work.
These are just a few recommendations for you to 'use other pieces' of furniture in lieu of a coffee table! What are your special coffee table designs?