This airy white loft living area features a sawhorse table with a pair of matching lamps, a coffee table made of two kiln-dried teak ottomans with basket weave leather-strap tops and a contemporary gray sectional.
Coffee tables don't always need to have hard edges. Look for a round shape, and an ottoman can serve double duty as seating and a coffee table. Here's an example from a room by Linda Castle of Decorated Designs, a metro Atlanta interior design firm.
The ultimate in luxury and simplicity -- This sitting area looking out on the shore captures the colors and essence of the serene setting. Contemporary furnishings with clean lines allow the eye to drift to the sea.
An easy idea for a coffee table is using an ottoman. Look for an ottoman, either purchased new or from a thrift store, with a unique shape and detailing. This ottoman, which Nashville, Tenn., designer Jonathan Savage used in a showhouse, has an octagonal shape and gold square nail heads.
This custom-designed coffee table can double as an ottoman thanks to the padding lining the outer edge. The functional piece anchors this transitional living room space, which also includes two plaid sofas and architectural touches like exposed ceiling beams and columns.
A mix of luxurious textures combine to create this luxurious, contemporary living room. Soft shag chairs in white are framed in polished brass, a gray velvet ottoman coffee table, is topped with a metal tray, and hardwood floors peek out from underneath a plush gray rug.
Many of the original details of this 1920s Spanish Mediterranean home were preserved such as the coffered ceiling and the sconces. The sofas are custom built by Cameron Park Furniture. The ottoman coffee tables are from Quatrine.
Kitchen moves seamlessly to living room in this grand great room where concrete columns and area rugs help denote the different spaces. Upholstered stools have multiple uses as ottomans, coffee tables or extra seating.
A streamlined sofa with a waterfall skirt gets a hit of bold, gradient color in this transitional California sitting room. From the Mediterranean-inspired accent wall to the large striped ottoman-turned-coffee table, bright blues and bold patterns create a space that's at once dynamic and relaxing.
Two large blue upholstered pieces serve as both ottomans and coffee tables in this spacious living room. A green patterned sofa is topped with black and white throw pillows. The calm, neutral tones blend the space with the connected dining room.
Large-scale furniture and a well-planned, well-placed kitchen make the most of this converted condo's square footage. A roomy leather sectional sofa in the neutral contemporary living room offers ample seating for guests, while an ottoman turned coffee table can serve as extra seating in a pinch. The modern terrace, with its treetop views, increases the home's living space.
This relaxed, transitional family room exudes casual elegance. A geometric rug in a palette of neutrals adds interest on the floor, while a tufted top turns the coffee table into a multifunctional ottoman.