Last Updated: 13-03-2020

10 Best Modern Coffee Tables 2021

Modern coffee tables are a brilliant way to add practicality, yet keep everything bang up to date in the style stakes.

Whether you need to complement other modern decor such as the latest wallpaper and your white sofa suite, or you want a focal point in your room, we have picked out some top picks below.

The Best Modern Coffee Tables

Argos Home Wire Frame Bird Cage Coffee and Side Tables


  • Dimensions: Main Table H33.5 x W50 x D60cm
  • Material: Metal

These wired coffee tables are not just modern, but will also help to create the illusion of more space in your living area.

Featuring a very practical large surface, the warm wood and wire contrast is perfectly industrial. The main coffee table is great for creating a practical centrepiece, and then the additional side table will give you some more space when required and is also the perfect match.

The top of the side table can even come off to act as a storage basket, which is great for those spare blankets you’re getting ready for the colder months, or your book collection.

Reasons to Buy

  • Can also act as storage
  • Modern, industrial design
  • Good solid top

Reasons to Avoid

  • Could be hard to clean

Habitat Orrico Coffee Table


  • Material: Aluminium
  • Dimensions: H29 x W81 x D81cm
  • Shape: Round

Available in Rose Gold, Silver and a classic Brass colour, each individual Orrico coffee table is handmade and crafted in India. This makes each completely unique.

They feature hundreds of tiny hammer marks on the surface, which all catch the light and reflect it. This makes it perfect for a dark small spaces or somewhere where there needs to be a real pop of colour and design.

It is hollow, so incredibly lightweight and the perfect focal point without taking up the whole room.

Reasons to Buy

  • Three colour choices
  • Lightweight

Reasons to Avoid

  • Easy to scratch and mark

John Lewis & Partners + Swoon Sartre Marble Coffee Table


  • Dimensions: H40 x Dia.75cm
  • Materials: Marble, Mild Steel, Cast Aluminium

Marble has come back in a big way, and this table shows that you don’t need to spend the earth to achieve the look.

Matched with a gold outer and legs, it is the ultimate way to add a bit of class to your room. The metalwork is striking to make a real statement, and the marble is a bit more subdued for the perfect balance.

Paying homage to the art deco world, it is Italian inspired and will certainly be able to bring a room together.

Reasons to Buy

  • Art Deco design
  • Blank design to fit any room

Reasons to Avoid

  • Marble could scratch easily if used for placing items

Capri Mirrored Coffee Table


  • Dimensions: H35 x W60 x D60cm
  • Material: Mirror

Able to reflect natural light to give the illusion of more space in your room, and also lighten up any darker spaces, this coffee table is great for taking centre stage.

It also means it looks modern and clean at all times and will fit into any decor. As it is cubic, it doesn’t take up a lot of space, but the inner shelf still gives plenty of opportunity for keeping everything in one place.

Reasons to Buy

  • Mirrored to create illusion of more space
  • Cube design for inner storage

Reasons to Avoid

  • Could get dirty easily

HOMCOM Modern Round Coffee Tea Table


  • Dimensions: 80 x 45cm
  • Material: MDF

Very modern looking, and a good budget pick if you don’t want to spend too much on something which could easily suffer spilt drinks and knocks.

The smooth MDF top is simple to keep clean, and the base is nice and sturdy so it can still hold a good amount of weight. As it is lightweight, you can move it around to where you need, and the pine legs can match other furniture pieces in your home.

Reasons to Buy

  • Clean look
  • Rounded for safety

Reasons to Avoid

  • Limiting colour

Waldrop Coffee Table with Storage


  • Dimensions: 29 x 65 x 110cm
  • Material: Wood

Definitely something for those who like to go against the grain. It is manufactured wood but has a look of concrete which is great if you want something industrial.

It sits quite low, so won’t take over a room yet is still a great focal piece. There is a nice amount of storage on the bottom shelf, and the contrast of black and grey is perfect for modern spacious areas.

Reasons to Buy

  • Very substantial
  • Minimalist
  • Nice and low so not too imposing

Reasons to Avoid

  • Low height may not be for everyone

Eibar Coffee Table


  • Dimensions: H42 x W80 x D80cm
  • Material: Engineered wood, Steel

Grey and copper – the two fashion decor statements that will probably never go out of fashion. With that in mind, this coffee table combines both.

Feng Shui experts say that round coffee tables are the best – they are less ‘harsh’ and can invite conversation. The legs are sturdy yet open, and there are no cubic closed designs so it will ensure your room remains to look open and spacious.

Reasons to Buy

  • Studs on legs to protect floor
  • Keeps everything looking open
  • Under £100

Reasons to Avoid

  • Lightweight – which could also be a pro depending on your needs!

Mecor Modern Oval Rotating Coffee Table


  • Material: MDF
  • Dimensions: W80 x D60 x H42cm
  • Shape: Oval

Three-tiered coffee tables commonly look a bit bulky and tall, taking up more space than they need to, so this rotating model is great for those low on room.

The bottom shelf is a white high-gloss design which helps to lift the space and give it a really modern feel. The middle is completely glass for a minimalistic touch, and the upper is oak-design. Essentially, you’re getting three designs in one.

The upper shelf is the one which rotates, and if you spin it 180 degrees you can have more tabletop space, just split over two levels. When you’re done entertaining, turn it back around again to hide your magazines and remotes from immediate view.

Reasons to Buy

  • Easy to assemble
  • Price

Reasons to Avoid

  • No way to lock the rotation/position

Modern White Swivel Coffee Table


  • Material: MDF
  • Dimensions: 80 x 32.5 x 38-58cm
  • Shape: Concave/Rectangular

You want a storage coffee table, but also want something with a different design which looks a lot more modern than the usual drawer models and easier to navigate than the lift-top models.

This swivel table can be transformed into different shapes with the simple turning of the top layer. When opened up, it is a round shape with the two storage areas exposed. Just swivel it around 90 degrees to make it more of a concave shape, which can also create a bit more space in the room if needed.

The high gloss finish is simple to keep clean with a wipe, and the stainless steel legs are sturdy enough to accommodate any weight. It is available in both black and white, so great for the modern look.

Reasons to Buy

  • Hidden storage
  • Unique shape

Reasons to Avoid

  • Scratches easily

Zespoke Retro High Gloss White Union Jack Inner Hoop


  • Material: Plastic
  • Dimensions: H36 x W36 x L90cm
  • Shape: Oblong

The perfect retro design, with a white gloss finish and an inner Union Jack print.

A hoop design basically means it is a curved oblong/rectangular shape with a hollowed inner, which is where the print is situated. This essentially makes it a two-tiered item, which is great if you need a bit of extra space and storage.

As the print is on the inside, it can both be shown off or hidden from view, depending on the look you are going for.

It isn’t only suitable for use as a coffee table; it would look perfect in a games room or as a console table, including for televisions.

Reasons to Buy

  • Size and design options
  • Curved shape

Reasons to Avoid

  • Price


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