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There’s a vintage coffee table for every home, taste and budget

Coffee tables don’t just provide somewhere nice to enjoy your caffeine fix… in the modern home they meet many different needs. For some, coffee tables are stylish focal pieces around which the rest of the room is centred. For others, a coffee table might serve a more practical purpose such as holding magazines, somewhere to put your feet up, or the perfect place to style your favourite accessories! You should find a coffee table to meet your own specific needs, and luckily they come in all shapes, sizes and materials.

Long, round, oblong… there’s no end to the variety of forms in which coffee tables come! This is very helpful for tailoring your table to the layout of the room. Larger spaces may fit a longer rectangular design, whereas smaller living rooms might do better with a round model or even a set of nest tables which can be pulled out. The design itself will be guided by the function of your coffee table too. For pieces which are there to be useful – but which still need to look pleasing to the eye – a discreet yet sleek mid century design might be just the thing. To bring the drama, go for a moral sculptural piece with a statement base or surface.

Preaching to the choir perhaps, but material should also be taken into consideration. Wood is obviously a practical choice as it lasts a very long time and tends to weather well. Many mid century coffee tables are also made from teak, which is naturally a very oily wood. This has a threefold advantage: it’s really strong and hard to dent, it lasts forever and is fairly stain resistant. So as long as you wipe up that red wine quickly enough, it won’t leave any odd looking discolouration in the table surface. Glass tables are beautiful and their reflective sheen increases the sense of light and texture to a room. Beware of sticky fingers though if the idea of frequently cleaning glass isn’t your idea of a thrill! Glass coffee tables are definitely worth the effort though and can also elude to more space if the room is a bit confined.

A stunning vintage coffee table doesn’t have to cost the earth but they are a good investment, being made from materials and sturdy frames which have already lasted over decades of use. Below are collections of coffee table across every budget… we hope you feel inspired to find a gorgeous piece for your own home!

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