Choosing A Functional and Stylish Living Room Table

Finding the best living room tables to complete your chic, relaxing layout can be a challenge. Thankfully, Rooms to Go offers a variety of table options to help you put the finishing touches on your space. Whether you're arranging your home for entertaining guests or looking for tips on how to decorate a living room, consider the following types of living room tables for your home.

Coffee Tables

For starters, consider coffee table stylings and coffee table materials that fit your decorative theme. A rustic coffee table with a distressed wood finish makes an excellent centerpiece if you're going for a charming farmhouse vibe. Meanwhile, contemporary coffee tables with chic glass tops might be more your style if you want to create a refreshing, updated look.

Prefer a more minimalist approach? Try a boxy, low-profile coffee table with clean lines and solid white or ebony finishes. Using tables in this simple yet chic style in your living room can make your small room appear larger and more open. From there, you can add two sleek end tables to either side of your sofa to put the finishing touch on your practical layout.

Functional Coffee Tables

A lift-top coffee table is the perfect living room table for those looking to put a functional spin on their design. Available in a wide range of versatile styles, these tables feature hidden storage compartments beneath the surface. Simply lift the top to reveal an extra spot to stow remotes and magazines. Best of all, the raised portion can hold meals or even a laptop.


Coffee table with vertical cubbies & storage drawers.

Cocktail Tables

On the other hand, you might want to choose a glamorous living room table that adds eye-catching appeal to your space. A chic metal cocktail table with a gold finish and a glass top is sure to draw the eye of any guest. Another sophisticated option is a cocktail table featuring beaded trim, mirrored panels and a silver finish.

Size & Shape

Next, you'll need to decide on a coffee table placement that fits your layout and keeps the table within reach. Some coffee table placement ideas include setting a small round or oval coffee table in front of your small sofa. You could also put a wide rectangular coffee table under a window in a large living room or set a square table next to the couch in a mid-sized den.

End Tables

Pick contemporary, traditional or transitional end table stylings that complement your new coffee table for a cohesive look. Like coffee tables, end table placement is an important part of your look, so make sure your tables are in easy-to-reach locations where guests can grab drinks, snacks and TV remotes during their visit.

Table Sets

Piecing together your living room layout can be a fun and rewarding experience. However, if you're having a difficult time finding pieces that complement each other, consider opting for a table set. These collections typically include a coffee or cocktail table and a set of end tables in one specific style. In addition to saving you time and money, a table set makes creating a consistent look a breeze.

In This Guide:

  1. A Guide on Arranging Your Home For Entertaining Guests
  2. How to Decorate a Living Room
  3. Living Room Lighting Ideas
  4. Living Room Organization and Storage Tips
  5. Sofa vs. Sectional Buying Guide
  6. Guide to Living Room Tables
  7. Types of Living Room Chairs
  8. How to Choose the Right Sofa for Your Living Room
  9. Living Room Rug Guide
  10. Sectional Couch Guide