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16 Cheap But Expensive-Looking Coffee Tables

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Your coffee table is likely the centerpiece of your living room — whether it’s stacked high with books or just an assortment of snacks. But a statement table doesn’t have to break the bank. Whether you’re looking for something rustic, mid-century, or minimalist, we’ve scoured the internet for some surprisingly tasteful, inexpensive options. We’ve looked at a range of materials, such as glass, wood, and concrete, and we’ve also looked at options for smaller spaces, such as nesting tables and side tables (that could double up as a coffee table). While most of these coffee tables are available on Amazon, we’ve found some options elsewhere, too, for those who like to shop around.

This sturdy oak coffee table has two drawers and a shelf, and plenty of room for candles, magazines, or a vase of flowers.

This industrial-style table, meanwhile, could work equally as well in a corner space.

White surfaces and clean lines give this table by Deuba a minimalist feel. The three layers can be moved independently, creating an interesting shape.

Glass tables offer even more minimalism, which might be useful to add to a colourful or mixed-texture space.

Not only does the top of this side table remove to form a tray, but it comes in an appealing HAY-style sage green.


This white square table would look particularly appealing with some coffee table books neatly stacked (or hastily strewn) across the top.

These triangle nesting tables would be particularly good in an awkward-shaped space due to their shape. We particularly like the contrasting legs.

While we could see this concrete table in a Bermondsey loft conversion.

Vasagle are known for their inexpensive (but reliable) furniture. We’ve written about their desks before, which this square coffee table would complement nicely.

They also do a rectangular option.

With its hairpin legs and neutral grey wood, this coffee table looks like something you might find on

This Scandi-inspired coffee table is perfect if your living room is sparse and minimalist (but it would also look interesting nestled by a pink velvet sofa).

Perfect for small spaces.


This geometric design has room for you to stash blankets underneath.

This two-tier table is a little more unusual, but features plenty of storage options underneath.

The combination of a magazine-style slope and the concrete material really makes this end table stand out.

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16 Cheap But Expensive-Looking Coffee Tables