Last Updated: 29-06-2020

10 Best Glass Coffee Tables

Glass coffee tables can add that touch of modernity to any living space.

But they have another handy feature up their sleeve, too. If you have a small living room, the see-through glass can make the room look a bit bigger and less cluttered, while giving you the benefit of table space.

All glass, whether see-through or tinted, is easy to clean too, and it will be simple to wipe up any spills when compared to wood or other materials.

There are hundreds of designs out there, whether you are after something a bit different or like to keep it plain and simple. These are the best glass coffee tables for any space.

The Best Glass Coffee Tables

west elm Sputnik Coffee Table


  • Material: Glass and Steel
  • Dimensions: W73.6 x H43cm
  • Shape: Round

For a real statement piece, the design of this coffee table has been inspired by its namesake, which was the first artificial Earth satellite.

The glass top sits on a cluster of rods centralised around a spherical orb. They have a brass finish to give it an art deco/retro 1920’s classic feel, for the perfect mix between modern and traditional.

Every rod is cut and shaped by hand and welded in place precisely for the Starburst shape.

Reasons to Buy

  • Unique design
  • Modern

Reasons to Avoid

  • Price

John Lewis & Partners Tropez Coffee Table


  • Material: Glass, Steel
  • Dimensions: 43 x 110 x 60cm
  • Shape: Rectangular

Available in clear/steel and clear/black, this is a modern table which can still fit in perfectly with your home decor.

The top is glass, which creates a sense of more room despite adding practicality. With shiny metallic legs, these also reflect everything in your room to give the illusion of more space.

The high quality thick tempered glass will stay put throughout everyday life, so you don’t have to tiptoe around it. The legs offer ample strength and sturdiness, and everything can be easily wiped clean.

There is a set of Tropez nest tables available too, in case you want to maximise the space under the table and have more table space for guests.

Reasons to Buy

  • Reflective legs
  • Sturdy
  • Easy to clean

Reasons to Avoid

  • Could get constantly dirty and full of fingerprints in busy homes

west elm Pillar Glass Coffee Table


  • Material: Tempered Glass, Iron
  • Dimensions: 43 x D91cm
  • Shape: Round

Creating the perfect balance of a focal point and practicality without making your room seem cluttered, this table is great for anyone who doesn’t want anything clunky.

The strong iron base gives great support, and the glass is nice and strong to protect from daily use too. It would look the part in any modern, simplistic home just as much as a farmhouse with industrial hues.

Four little studs on the base mean it is largely kept off your floor, so won’t dig into carpets or scratch wooden flooring.

Reasons to Buy

  • Gives illusion of more space
  • Iron base is very strong

Reasons to Avoid

  • Maybe not suitable for family homes

Oki Glass Coffee Table


  • Material: Tempered Glass
  • Dimensions: 80 x 80 x 30cm
  • Shape: Rectangle

Want something unique? Bold and centre-piece style? Featuring dark smoky glass as opposed to completely opaque and clear?

This one ticks all of the boxes and is the perfect statement piece. The smoked glass top, amber glass base and rounded corners on geometric shapes give something modern and will let everybody know that you care about architecture.

It is quite out-there, but we can see it in large spacious rooms which need some ‘pop’. It would work well with colours such as crushed green velvet sofas, white fluffy rugs or boldly painted walls, and the tempered glass makes it a little stronger in case you’re worried about the practicalities.

Reasons to Buy

  • Quite bold
  • Easy to wipe clean
  • Rounded corners

Reasons to Avoid

  • Won’t suit every room

Aula Coffee Table


  • Material: Steel, Glass
  • Dimensions: 35 x 90 x 25cm
  • Shape: Round

Available in metal with a brash finish, copper finish or black with glass upper, this is a really nice modern coffee table which gives off elegance and functionality.

It requires no assembly, and once you have picked the right finish, should fit into your room really nicely. It sits nice and low, which is great for anyone who wants something easily reachable and which doesn’t interfere with their telly viewing or overtake the room.

There is an overlapping side table available to buy separately, which can turn it into a set of nest tables perfect for entertaining.

Reasons to Buy

  • Choice of finishes
  • Sits nice and low
  • Matching side table available

Reasons to Avoid

  • Could tarnish if bought in gold

Argos Home Atom Glass Coffee Table


  • Material: Steel, Glass
  • Dimensions: 45 x 110 x 70cm
  • Shape: Oval

Able to create an open environment in your room yet offer somewhere to put all of the essentials which need to be kept within reach, this table is great for anyone who is design-conscious yet stuck for space.

The transparent top means there is no ‘block’ in your room to break it all up, ensuring flow. The base is – as the name suggests – spherical and atomical, made from steel. It is strong and stable, and the steel shine and reflection again add the look of space.

Reasons to Buy

  • Spacious and open
  • Easy to keep clean

Reasons to Avoid

  • Building instructions are vague

John Lewis & Partners Vienna Coffee Table


  • Material: Steel, Glass
  • Dimensions: 46 x 110 x 60cm
  • Shape: Round

If you want something quite open without a chunky base, so it is easy to clean and doesn’t take up valuable floor space, this could be it.

The glass doesn’t make the room feel too enclosed, but the legs are also great for this. Just two at each side, yet the curved designs are a lot nicer and more modern than chunky, straight legs.

It is quite versatile, able to blend into any decor and room.

Reasons to Buy

  • Can be wiped clean
  • Other matching pieces available

Reasons to Avoid

  • Quite pricey (but shows quality)

Argos Home Oriana Glass Coffee Table


  • Material: Glass
  • Dimensions: 45 x 100 x 50cm
  • Shape: Rectangular

This table features a tempered glass top, with a stitched leather stand which makes for something quite different.

It is sturdy, with a glass base to finish it all off. Easy to wipe clean on the top and base, it is both practical but can also create a focal point without being too overwhelming. Beautifully suited to a monochrome palette, the clean lines give something perfectly modern for any room.

Reasons to Buy

  • Stitched leather stand is something different
  • Strong statement piece

Reasons to Avoid

  • Difficult to clean inside the ‘V’ stand shape

Furniturebox UK Giovani High Gloss Coffee Table


  • Material: Tempered Glass
  • Dimensions: 120 x 45 x 60cm
  • Shape: Rectangular

You want something which is glass for the glossier, modern feel but not necessarily to create the illusion of more space.

The white and black contrasting colours are perfect for that 21st-century touch, and the halo support is something different from the usual four legs designs. It is simple to keep clean with a wipe, and there are no awkward places which can’t be reached.

The tempered glass top is quite large too, giving plenty of room for the whole family to place their glasses and coffee cups on a Saturday morning.

Reasons to Buy

  • Black and white for modern touch
  • Simple to fully clean

Reasons to Avoid

  • Quite chunky – a real focal point which could be too much for some rooms

Reclaimed Teak Root Rectangular Oval Coffee Table


  • Material: Glass and Teak
  • Dimensions: Root Height approx. 48cm. Glass Size 120 x 80cm
  • Shape: Square

With a base made from reclaimed teak which has been responsibly sourced from a plantation in Indonesia, every single table is completely unique as you will never see the same detailing twice.

The root is sculpted to create a sturdy base, which the 10mm toughened safety glass sits on top of. This is very heavy, but the wooden base gives it really good support, and it can withstand quite a bit of weight.

When the roots are excavated, it promotes the growth of the rainforest and also allows local residents to earn a living, so it isn’t only a classic piece of furniture for your room but also a very ethical piece.

Reasons to Buy

  • Sustainably resourced materials
  • Handcrafted

Reasons to Avoid

  • Price


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