We’re Seeing this Dramatic, Retro Living Room Trend Everywhere—Are You?

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Waterfall edges are having a moment right now, and they’re not just reserved for fancy islands in designer kitchens. Regular pieces of living room furniture—albeit super stylish ones like consoles, coffee tables, and benches—are starting to rock this curved, cascading silhouette, and it’s a good thing. Not only can you easily fit poufs, baskets, and your other belongings underneath these dramatically arched forms, the waterfall edge is also visually nice to look at.

Unlike their kitchen countertop counterparts, many waterfall edges on tables and benches have softer corners, and anything curvy is always easy on the eyes. For proof, just look at the gorgeous custom burl wood waterfall table the design firm The Collective Dallas whipped up for their client above. They’re ultra modern, but like most things in design, when it comes to the waterfall, what’s old is new again.

According to designer Beverly Solomon, this silhouette is essentially a reboot of benches and side tables from the 1970s and 1980s, which tracks with what’s going on in design in general right now. That said, the waterfall edge still feels very current. It’s a nice echo, design-wise, of all the arched forms and curved sofas and doorways we’re starting to see pop up in interiors, too. Waterfall tables work well in minimalist settings, and when constructed out of acrylic as seen in the house tour above, they add visual lightness to a room.

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Want to bring a little waterfall style into your space? Well, you’ve come to the right place—here are our picks.

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Tangkula Waterfall Tempered Glass Coffee Table

This glass table will match all of your existing furniture and just recede into space and decrease visual clutter, even with its dramatic waterfall design. If you’d prefer acrylic for your table material, you can find that on Amazon, too.

Buy: Tangkula Waterfall Tempered Glass Coffee Table at Amazon, $164.99

Berkshire Waterfall Coffee Table

Simple yet distinctive, this is the classic piece you buy when you’re going for that chic, contemporary feel without looking like you tried too hard. Wood tones always work wonders to warm up a space.

Buy: Berkshire Waterfall Coffee Table at Williams-Sonoma Home, $695

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Horseshoe Ivory Lacquered Linen Coffee Table

Designed by Ceci Thompson, the raffia texture and glossy ivory finish give this substantial u-shaped table its distinctly ’70s vibe. It’ll play well with a velvet sofa.

Buy: Horseshoe Ivory Lacquered Linen Coffee Table at CB2, $599.00

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Waterfall Inlay Console Table 

If you love making a statement, this stunning console table is for you. The bone-inlay pattern is intricate and luxurious but neutral enough to blend with most decor styles. Plus, it’s a greater conversation starter.

Buy: Waterfall Inlay Console Table at Anthropolgie, $1,298 $973.50

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Haussmann Waterfall Table

Less is more with this beautiful walnut finished side table, so let it do all the talking by keeping the styling of it super simple. The wood grain is pretty dramatic—it almost looks like burl wood but for way less.

Buy: Haussmann Waterfall Table at Walmart, $203.95

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Micah Console Table

This sculptural console table is the perfect finishing touch behind your sofa, beneath a staircase, or in an entryway. There’s a subtle pattern beneath the gold leaf foil—all done by hand—that gives this waterfall silhouette even more verve.

Buy: Micah Console Table at Z Gallerie, $699.00

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Sky Blue Laminate Waterfall Side Table

And you can certainly go the vintage route, especially if you want to find something colorful. Try “waterfall table” as a search term on your favorite online marketplace. This little blue cutie would make the perfect living room end table or nightstand. We only wish there were a pair available.

Buy: Sky Blue Laminate Waterfall Side Table at Etsy, $250