Lux Living Room: Upholstered Coffee Tables

Lux Living Room: Upholstered Coffee Tables

Sarah Coffey
Aug 20, 2009

We've always loved the look of an upholstered bench used as a coffee table. When you have a party, it creates extra seating and a cozy conversation area, and it's a great spot to put up your feet in front of the fireplace. There are a couple of considerations when you go for the upholstered look...

... such as how to make your coffee table into a functional surface for drinks. Serving trays and C-tables are simple fixes that can really work with the luxury vibe of a tufted bench or ottoman. If you like the look, check out this post and this post for DIY coffee table upholstery ideas, or try this roundup for more sources.

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1 Karla's low bench looks like a great hang out spot in front of the fireplace.
2 Michael and Walker's handsome leather ottoman brings texture to the room.
3 Summer and Josh's home is full of beautiful patterned fabric, coffee table included.
4 Yoshihiro's tufted bench can easily double as a coffee table or seating.
5 Heather's home has 2 coffee tables: one upholstered bench and one glossy box.

Photos: Evan Thomas, Jill Slater, Evan Thomas, Yoshihiro Makino, Briana Brough Photography

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