18 Minimal Coffee Table Ideas To Create A Zen Space

Sep 30, 2022 • Leigh McDonald

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In today's fast-paced world, simplicity and minimalism have become guiding principles for many individuals seeking a sense of calm and order in their lives. When it comes to interior design, minimalist aesthetics have gained tremendous popularity. One area where minimalism truly shines is in the coffee table—a central focal point in living rooms. In this article, we will explore the essence of minimalist coffee tables, their defining characteristics, suitable materials, designs, functionality, styling tips, and maintenance, ultimately inspiring you to embrace simplicity in your own home.

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Minimalist Velvet Pouf

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Minimalist Velvet PoufMinimalist Velvet Pouf

Features

  • High-quality velour fabric
  • Very comfortable

Velour fabric is used to make this very high-quality pouf. An extremely stable sponge fills the inside of the pouf. It is very comfortable to sit on our poufs whether you are an adult or a child.

Pros

  • Beautiful design
  • Works well for many interior designs

Cons

Solid Teak With Glass Top

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Solid Teak With Glass TopSolid Teak With Glass Top

Features

  • Glass top
  • Light polish

We made this coffee table from teakwood by our best craftsmen. A classic midcentury design updated for millennials! This beautifully contoured and shaped case holds a perfectly fitted plane of glass. Its light polish enhances the grain of the teak wood, adding a sense of ageless warmth to modern rooms.

Pros

  • Clean design with a nice glass top to showcase more of the wood grains
  • A nice, simple shape and a table that isn't too expensive

Cons

Modern Custom Coffee Table

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Modern Custom Coffee TableModern Custom Coffee Table

Features

  • Scandinavian influences
  • A variety of options are available

Featuring Scandinavian influences and copper accents, the Peyla Coffee Table is available in a variety of solid wood combinations. We offer a wide variety of wood types, or we can provide a custom quote based on your requirements. The wood shown here is Black Walnut and Cherry on Brazilian Cherry.

Pros

  • A beautifully designed table with Scandinavian influences. The copper accent strip on the ends of the table is also a stunning addition and adds that little something extra in our eyes.

Cons

Mid Century Coffee Table

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Mid Century Coffee TableMid Century Coffee Table

Features

  • Slim design
  • Classic chestnut

Offering a slimmer twist than our other chestnut piece, this mid-century modern coffee table comes with a depth of 15”. A splurge worthy piece - the classic chestnut coloring lends an age-old story to the wood, contrasting just a pinch with the modern turn of the angled oak legs. Place in front of the fireplace or by the sky-lit window and let the shifting colors highlight the natural splendor of this style.

Pros

  • Clean design, we really like the thin wood giving this piece a more slender look and feel
  • Nothing over the top with this table, clean and classic

Cons

Turqueta Coffee Table

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Turqueta Coffee TableTurqueta Coffee Table

Features

  • Solid pine wood
  • DIY finish

Made of solid pine wood, raw wood, is a very durable and resistant natural material that can be maintained with varnish, oil, or wax. Due to its circular shape, the Turqueta coffee table is designed to create a sense of calm around it for hours. With its warmth and softness, it is the perfect companion for life without a hurry. Whether you are sitting on the couch or on the Mola stool, you will enjoy it. With solid pine wood, it is handcrafted by our artisans. Finished in natural and warm tones, ready for your DIY finishing touches.

Pros

  • You can finish the table with your own products
  • Durable, raw wood
  • Solid pine will make it strong

Cons

Mid Century Modern Solid Marble Stone

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Mid Century Modern Solid Marble StoneMid Century Modern Solid Marble Stone

Features

  • Dark walnut base
  • Marble stone top

Featuring sleek lines, a dark walnut base, and a solid white marble stone oval table top. The Boria Coffee table is a true minimalist with a touch of Scandinavian flair from its angled legs, it is a foundation piece providing a perfect blank canvas that let your style speaks freely.

Pros

  • Simple, clean design that's impressive to look at
  • The contrast between the wood and the top is so impressive, we love the look of this table

Cons

Natural Marble Table

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Natural Marble TableNatural Marble Table

Features

metal, marble

The marble coffee table with a minimalist design will add a modern look to your home. Touching the marble is like touching nature. The marble items you will use in your home will bring nature to your home, and you will be able to use them for a long time without getting old. We will manufacture this product exclusively for you by combining it with the color feet you want and the marble you want.

Pros

Cons

Table made of solid oak / walnut board

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Table made of solid oak / walnut boardTable made of solid oak / walnut board

Features

wood, oak, madera, roble

Coffee table/lounge table, made of solid oak. This elegant table in its simplicity has conical legs and has the possibility to put an optional lower metal tray.

A matte acrylic varnish is applied to the wood, leaving the pore open and applying natural wood oil to protect it.

Pros

Cons

Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Design

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Contemporary Mid-Century Modern DesignContemporary Mid-Century Modern Design

Features

  • Modern, sleek design
  • Low profile

Conspicuous wood grain and ascetic shape create perfect harmony. Best for a modern interior. This low-profile modern coffee table is made of wood veneer and oiled for a natural feeling. The base is covered in matte black paint to make it invisible.

Pros

  • A beautiful example of a low-profile, modern table that would like great in a minimally designed space.
  • The space at the bottom of the table gives it the appearance that it's floating off the floor, a unique and creative method we love to see.

Cons

Low Height Table with Solid Oak Base

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Low Height Table with Solid Oak BaseLow Height Table with Solid Oak Base

Features

  • Modern design
  • Solid oak base

This modern concrete table fits well in any room and makes a great minimalist addition. The shelves can be used to organize items and keep the top tidy. Designed to bring a minimalist vibe to your home, this coffee table is made from industrial materials including reinforced concrete.

Pros

  • The minimal design will work well with many interior designs
  • There's useful shelving for additional storage below

Cons

Solid Walnut Wood & Concrete Coffee Table

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Solid Walnut Wood & Concrete Coffee TableSolid Walnut Wood & Concrete Coffee Table

Features

  • Modern design
  • One-off handmade creation

This handmade creation will be the masterpiece of your living room. The handsome color waves of the walnut drastically contrast with the hard and straight line of the concrete box resulting in a zen harmony of shapes.

Pros

  • Beautiful and clean design
  • Walnut wood is a great addition to the table

Cons

Stone Walnut Minimalist Side Table

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Stone Walnut Minimalist Side TableStone Walnut Minimalist Side Table

Features

  • Walnut wood
  • Sleek and minimal

The Laya Side Table elevates the ordinary with a sleek and minimalist design and a marble stone surface. The three slim legs provide geometric stability and modern appeal while removing clutter from the base.

Pros

  • Geometric design with clean lines
  • Minimal design and a nice balance of color between the marble stone and walnut wood, we love it.

Cons

Black & Gold Marble Round Table

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Black & Gold Marble Round TableBlack & Gold Marble Round Table

Features

  • Size: 31"D x 31.5"W x 29"H
  • Gold accent with faux-marble top
  • 45 Pounds

Bistro table with marble top and pedestal base seating two to three people. A weight is incorporated into the base, making the dreaded wobble table a thing of the past.

Pros

  • 20-minute assembly
  • Lifetime manufacturer warranty
  • Durable

Cons

  • No con's found about this product

Modern Minimalist Round Center Table

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Modern Minimalist Round Center TableModern Minimalist Round Center Table

Features

Size : 120 x 120 x 40 cm

A Vintage Rattan Coffee Table made of high quality material. Clean line and smooth tabletop will complement any living room style.

Pros

Cons

Japandi Wooden Round Coffee Table

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Japandi Wooden Round Coffee TableJapandi Wooden Round Coffee Table

Features

Unique Nesting Coffee Tables for a simple chic decor.

Pros

Cons

Modern Minimal Industrial Metal Coffee Table

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Modern Minimal Industrial Metal Coffee TableModern Minimal Industrial Metal Coffee Table

Features

  • Powder coated steel
Our Gold Label coffee table will fit into the atmosphere of any interior. You can use it as a classic coffee table, but also as a comfortable bedside table, for work or as a press table (set e.g. in the waiting room). The table was created for people who value quality, minimalism and simplicity.

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Durable and timeless
  • Safe for children
  • Fits into current and future interior design trends

Cons

Metal Coffee Table Minimal Industrial Design

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Metal Coffee Table Minimal Industrial DesignMetal Coffee Table Minimal Industrial Design

Features

  • DIMENSIONS: H40 x W110 x D40cm / H15.7 x W43 x D15.7in
  • WEIGHT: 15kg
  • MATERIALS: 4mm thick steel.
  • COLOURS: Outside - black, white, natural steel* or any RAL colour, inside - natural steel*.
Add a geometric feature to your modern living room with this rectangle-shaped coffee table. Its sturdy and robust construction is comprised of raw metal for optimal durability combined with fine crafted edging detail. This simple use of geometry creates a great surface to enjoy coffee, snacks, or even a place to display various ornaments and magazines. With a modern and versatile edge, this coffee table is easy to place in both industrial, or contemporary minimal inspired interiors.

Pros

  • Sturdy and robust construction
  • Fine crafted edging detail
  • Modern and versatile edge

Cons

  • Possibility of minor scratches and marks from the metal press
  • Needs waxing every 12 months (depending on humidity)

Matte Brick Minimal Industrial Coffee Table

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Matte Brick Minimal Industrial Coffee TableMatte Brick Minimal Industrial Coffee Table

Features

  • Height: 36 cm
  • Diameter: 40 cm
  • Storage space: 27,7 x 10,6 cm
The side table follows the principle of simplicity as it has been stripped from all unnecessary elements. What is left is a strong base and geometrical expression with pure functionalities. The S-shaped construction makes the centre of attention and creates two spaces for storage on both sides to enhance the usability of the side table - ideal for magazines and books.

Pros

  • Strong base and geometrical expression
  • Two spaces for storage
  • Ideal for magazines and books

Cons

  • No maintenance needed as such
  • May need to re-paint surface

Why go minimalist?

In a world filled with choices, it can be difficult to decide which direction to take. Minimal lifestyle is the art of letting go. Could the answer be simpler than we thought? Instead of more, what if we needed less? For minimalists, this is true. If you're looking for a way to streamline your space and simplify your life, consider minimalist furniture. Whether we acknowledge it or not, the modern coffee table is the focal point of the living room. It's essential to pick the right coffee table for your space: it shouldn't dominate the room, but it should stand out on its own. It's a tricky balance to strike.
The sleek design of these coffee tables is suitable for small spaces, and the simple silhouette lets the rest of the room shine.
Plus they are versatile enough to work with any type of decor. Whether your style is classic or modern, a minimalist table will fit right in.

Minimal small side table

Characteristics of a Minimalist Coffee Table

Minimalist coffee tables exude a sense of refined simplicity. Their design principles revolve around clean lines, natural materials, functionality, limited decorative elements, and a focus on space and light. By embracing these characteristics, a minimalist coffee table becomes an elegant addition to any living room. The choice of materials plays a vital role in achieving the desired aesthetic.

Material

Wood is a popular choice, offering warmth, durability, and versatility. Consider exploring different types of wood, such as metal, oak, walnut, or bamboo, while also keeping sustainability and eco-friendly options in mind. Alternatively, glass and metal can provide a sleek and modern look, offering easy maintenance and a light-enhancing effect.

Design

Rectangular or square tables are classic choices, featuring clean lines that effortlessly blend with different interior styles. They work exceptionally well in larger living rooms, serving as a focal point. On the other hand, round or oval coffee tables offer soft and organic shapes that are visually pleasing. They are particularly suitable for smaller spaces, providing a sense of openness and fluidity.

A minimalist coffee table goes beyond aesthetics—it is also a functional piece of furniture. Consider incorporating storage solutions such as hidden compartments or drawers to keep your living room clutter-free. Minimalist shelving or magazine racks can provide additional practicality while maintaining a clean and organized space.

Styling and Accessories

Minimalism emphasizes the concept of "less is more" even when it comes to tabletop decor. To maintain a minimalist vibe, keep tabletop accessories to a minimum. Consider minimalist flower arrangements, such as a single stem in a sleek vase, or sculptural objects that add visual interest without overwhelming the space. Books can also serve as focal points, providing a touch of personality and intellectual flair. When selecting colors for your minimalist coffee table, stick to neutral and monochromatic schemes. Introduce accent colors sparingly to add pops of visual interest without detracting from the overall minimalist aesthetic.

Tips to decorate like a minimalist

  • Remove clutter
  • A neutral base should be created
  • Consider textures
  • It's about quality over quantity
  • Invest in reusable objects
  • Simplicity is key
Minimal beige table

How to choose the right minimalist table for you

Size, length, and material are all critical. It might be difficult to serve many guests around your table if your couch is very long and your table is short. You may also find an overbearing coffee table if it is longer than your coach. As for material, go with your instinct. Is marble your favourite material? Interested in the stoic charm of wood? Perhaps an elegant metallic table? It is possible to change the mood of your room with the material of your coffee table.

The history of minimal design

The minimalism movement in Western art began after World War II, around the late 1950's and early 1960's. Many people interpret the movement as a reaction to abstract expressionism.

  • In the U.S. around the 1960s, a group of artist-architects known as the New York Five believed that less was more, characterized by clean lines, simple shapes, and minimal ornamentation. Architectural historians describe the work of the New York Five as an important moment in the history of postmodernism.
  • In the late 1950s The Swiss Style, or International Typographic Style (ITS), was developed by a group of young Swiss designers. A significant design element of ITS's design is compositional grids and sans serif typography, emphasizing objective clarity. ITS was built on the idea that less is more.

Throughout history, design has been influenced by many different styles. Minimal design has become more and more popular in recent years.

Conclusion

Minimalist coffee tables offer a harmonious blend of form and function, embracing simplicity in design. With their clean lines, natural materials, and thoughtful functionality, they can transform your living room into a serene and inviting space. By choosing the right materials, exploring various designs, and incorporating practical features, you can create a coffee table that not only complements your minimalist aesthetic but also enhances your everyday living experience.

Embracing minimalism in your interior design not only promotes a sense of calm and order but also allows you to appreciate the beauty of simplicity. A minimalist coffee table serves as a focal point, capturing attention with its understated elegance. Its clean lines and uncluttered surfaces create an atmosphere of tranquility and mindfulness, offering a respite from the chaos of everyday life.

As you embark on your minimalist coffee table journey, remember to personalize your space with carefully selected accessories and styling choices. Let your coffee table reflect your unique taste and personality while staying true to the minimalist principles of simplicity and restraint.

Examples of minimal tables


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My coffee journey spans 15 years of diverse experiences. Starting from those first sips, my passion for the industry has grown steadily. I've enjoyed working at a local coffee shop, exploring cultures worldwide, meeting incredible farmers on plantation tours, and helping launch a family member's coffee roasting venture. Throughout this journey, discovering and buying coffee from local roasters to support community businesses has been a pleasure. Through Roast Love, I aim to create content that informs, raises awareness, and helps you, the reader, buy and brew that perfect cup of coffee.

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