Whether you want to feel like King Arthur at his round table or you just want to gather ’round a game of Catan, a round coffee table will keep the energy in your living room circulating.
The reason King Arthur used a round table was because it makes everyone equal. With a square table, the corners serve as dividers, keeping everyone on their own side. (Not that that’s always a bad thing — we can think of a few siblings who sometimes need their separate corners!) But if you want to create a communal space in your living room, a round coffee table can do a lot of the leg work for you.
Take a look at our favorite round coffee tables to find one that offers the open feeling you want in your living space.
11 round coffee table designs to round out your home decor
What better way to browse round coffee tables than with a round up? Here’s a look at our favorite pieces in a variety of home decor styles.
1. Churchill Round Coffee Table in Dark Brown and Black
With its black metal hairpin legs and wood top, this Churchill round coffee table features the signatures of mid-century modern design. That said, its minimalist aesthetic can easily combine with other styles, like modern coastal decor (picture surfboards as wall art) or industrial design (to match that metal pipe shelving you’ve been eyeing).
The wood top is arranged in an elegant starburst pattern that draws your eyes to the center of the table, as if to confirm that this design makes the perfect centerpiece for your living room.
You can purchase this piece on its own or create a complete set with a matching side table and sofa table.
2. 3-Piece Occasional Set in Chrome and Clear
If atoms are the building blocks of life, does that make this atom-inspired coffee table the building block of style? We think so.
Part of the appeal of a round shape is its infinite nature (no hard stops, no rough edges), and this modern coffee table — with its round metal base, interlocking rings, and clear glass tabletop — lets your eyes wrap around its curves ad infinitum.
This table comes as a set with two matching end tables. Aside from being a great fit with both modern and coastal home decor, this design can help brighten a dark room with its reflective chrome frame and glass top.
3. Corliss Round Coffee Table in Americano and Rose Brass
In case you thought a marble coffee table was the only way to add glam to your living room, think again. This dark espresso tabletop has enough sophistication to rival any white marble top. The contrasting metal frame, electroplated in an elegant rose brass, adds a level of opulence fit for a Gatsby-inspired Art Deco home.
This design also plays nicely with a lavish Hollywood Regency style, and it can bridge the gap between classic and contemporary pieces in a transitional living space. But that high-brow style doesn’t translate into a dainty, delicate coffee table. The engineered wood top is built for durability and panache with a subtle starburst pattern.
4. 2-Piece Round Nesting Tables in Weathered Elm
This rustic, industrial coffee table is ready to make itself at home in a modern farmhouse living room. And because farmhouse style is all about family, this set of nesting tables can expand to accommodate your extended clan.
The larger table has an opening in the base of its black metal frame so the smaller table can tuck in to give you more floor space or slide out to create more table space for appetizers, cocktails, or board games for you and all your second cousins.
5. Glass Top Coffee Table in Chrome and Black
The curved legs on this glass and metal coffee table add an architectural element to your home decor. The sleek, modern design is reminiscent of modern buildings with curved steel exteriors that mirror the look of waves.
The tempered glass top features a black rim around the edge that will tie this piece in with your black leather sectional — creating a living room look that’s not just modern, but polished.
6. 3-Piece Round Occasional Table Set in Cappuccino
With a solid wood base and tempered glass top, this coffee table set is the picture of contemporary style. The table features a reverse tapered silhouette that gets thicker toward the bottom for an extra sturdy base, which means you won’t have to worry about guests getting rowdy around your glass coffee table.
The dark wood base provides an elegant contrast to the light, airy feel of a glass top, and it will help tie in this piece with your other wood furniture.
7. Round Coffee Table in Chocolate Chrome and Clear
The glass top on this elegant, round coffee table allows for a clear view of the dramatic drum-shaped base. The metal base is electro plated in a unique chocolate chrome that — on a sliding scale of shimmering metallic finishes —falls somewhere between a classic brass and a rose gold.
The elegant metallic hue and soft, sloping arches of the metal base will elevate your glam contemporary style. Pair it with a velvet couch and some elaborate candle sticks to complete the look.
8. 3-Piece Round Occasional Table Set in Natural Walnut
These solid wood tables have a tripod base for a silhouette that proves there’s style in simplicity. The look of these tables is incredibly adaptable: Add some anchor and sailor-knot tchotchkes to create a coastal style, use woven tapestries and poufs for a boho style, or stick to clean lines with black and white photography for a contemporary style.
The set comes with one wood coffee table and two wood side tables. You can use them the traditional way — to surround your couch — or you can break up the set and use it in multiple rooms to add some consistency to your decor.
9. Round Glass Top Coffee Table in Black
The bottom shelf on this round coffee table is made from a real bike tire! The spool and spoke pattern is visible through the round glass top, adding visual interest that peeks out from below your coffee table books.
The black metal frame makes this table a good fit for industrial decor, but it also looks at home in rustic, contemporary, and eclectic living rooms. This unique style adds a personal touch to any cyclist or mountain biker’s space, and it’s a great way to bring your personality into your home decor.
10. 2-Piece Round Nesting Table in Clear and Gold
This nesting coffee table set can nuzzle together to save space and create an elegant two-tiered table, or it can pull apart to serve as a coffee table, cocktail table, or accent table.
The glam, gold finish sparkles like a chandelier, and the metal frame has a unique design that wraps around just two-thirds of the glass top, adding both visual interest and a practical design element. Because the lip doesn’t go all the way around the tabletop, you can easily slide heavy cookware on and off when you’re serving hors d’oeuvres in the living room. (And trust us, when your furniture is this glam, they’re definitely hors d’oeuvres and not appetizers!)
11. Round Tufted Upholstered Storage Ottoman in Dark Brown
What if the answer to your round coffee table search isn’t a coffee table at all? A storage ottoman can easily take the place of a coffee table — and then you won’t even feel guilty when you use it as a footrest.
Storage ottomans offer space inside to organize your duvet, throw blanket, or throw pillows. Add a serving tray on top, and you can turn the ottoman into a cocktail table with a sturdy surface for setting your drinks and snacks.
This modern ottoman will match your brown leather sectional or create an elegant contrast with a lighter colored sofa.
Update your space with well-rounded style
We love a round coffee table in the living room. This shape is a perfect fit next to a small sectional — just nuzzle it between the chaise and two-seat piece. Plus, it looks great in a living room that features a couch on one side of the coffee table and a pair of accent chairs on the other (the perfect layout to encourage conversation). A round table is also easy to circumnavigate when you need to run to the kitchen or bathroom.
There are so many practical reasons to choose a round coffee table, but when it comes to making that purchase, it shouldn’t be all practical. Pick a piece that speaks to your personality. Find a coffee table you want to gather ’round with friends and family.
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