Pull Off This Classic Come-back Living Room Trend: Ultra Low Coffee Tables

published Dec 2, 2015
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You might not think about coffee table heights as the sort of thing that fluctuates throughout the years, but like any design element, the ideal coffee table height not only changes from room style to room style, but also according to what’s in vogue in living rooms that are being lived in, in the current moment.

Low coffee tables are just what they sound like: coffee tables with a top surface that sits a fair bit lower than your usual coffee table find. Sometimes a thin top material sitting on super low legs, other times a solid piece of material that just doesn’t sit very high, low coffee tables come in a wide variety of shapes colors, materials and textures. There’s no official “you must be this tall or under” to be considered a low coffee table; they’re usually categorized by a close-to-the-floor, squatty vibe.

Why you might want one

  • If you’re looking to create a casual, laid-back feel in your living room, a low coffee table might be just the look you’re going for.
  • If your sofa or side chairs happen to be incredibly low themselves, a low coffee table might be the right solution for you.

Why a low coffee table might not be a good fit for your living room

  • You need extra storage (and therefore won’t be able to store as much stuff in a lower-than-usual coffee table).
  • All your existing furniture sits high or of normal seat height.
  • Your living area shares a large room with other room functions. (A low living room coffee table and floor cushion arrangement might look odd if it’s sitting next to a dining room area with a particularly tall table or chairs, for instance.)

10 stylish low coffee tables you could buy:

  1. Carved Wood Coffee Table at West Elm, $349
  2. Modern Coffee Table by J&M Furniture at AllModern, $503.22
  3. Sprout Coffee Table by Blu Dot, $599
  4. Casbah Coffee-Side Table at CB2, $349
  5. Berkeley Low Coffee Table by Modloft at Wayfair, $559.99
  6. Modelle Coffee Table by Global Furniture USA at AllModern, $374.95
  7. TOFTERYD Coffee Table at IKEA, $199
  8. Modrest 1005C – Modern White Lacquer Coffee Table by VIG Furniture at Jus|Modern, $588
  9. Oliver Low Coffee Table by URBN at Gilt, $269
  10. Low-T Coffee Table by Calligaris at Wayfair, $984.30