Metal bodied and trimmed in leather, this steamer trunk inspired coffee table brings an industrial touch to this living room. Decorated with terrariums, a tray, and an antique box, the table serves as display as much as function.
An industrial shelving unit provides storage and display space in this green living room. The transitional sofa is topped with an assortment of throw pillows, while a vintage trunk stands in as a coffee table.
Vintage Trunk Coffee Table in Eclectic Living Room
HGTV's Design on Dime transformed this living room into a modern Americana masterpiece with a mix of vintage pieces and relaxed furniture. An old trunk functions as a coffee table, while floor lamps and a tall houseplant add dimension to the space. A sprinkling of details complete the look: printed throw pillows, terrariums and bold artwork.
Atlanta designer Alice Cramer says to clear the clutter off of your coffee table and use varying heights to make the surface a showpiece. She styled this tree trunk coffee table with a taller potted plant and a small stack of coffee table books.
Trunk-style coffee tables are not only stylish, but provide practical storage for toys, extra throws and pillows, a movie collection and anything that needs to be stored for a busy family. This rustic trunk-style coffee table is an easy build, but the result will have your friends thinking you're a pro woodworker!
When deciding what kind of coffee table to buy, it's important to think about what function it will serve, says designer Rachel Greathouse. In this case, an heirloom trunk serves a new use as storage and a coffee table in this rustic space.
When creating a shabby chic look, it's easy to get carried away with accessories, decor and fabrics galore. When it comes to bulky furniture and accessories, less is more, especially in a shabby chic design. This shabby chic living room opts for soft white furniture and simple decor, allowing movement throughout the space.
This potted plant creates some height atop a rustic coffee table. Atlanta designer Alice Cramer says coffee table heights should correspond to seating heights, and with lower seating trending, her coffee table heights average 10-14 inches.
When you're looking for a coffee table, a great place to start is looking at pieces you have already and repurposing them, says Atlanta designer. This heirloom trunk now acts as a stylish and functional coffee table plus storage in this living space.
Gray Transitional Living Room With Leather Trunk Coffee Table
Gray walls and matching gray upholstered furniture allows the accessories to stand out in this living room. A horse painting is illuminated by a black tripod lamp with a cream lampshade. A brown leather trunk doubles as a coffee table and ottoman, contributing to the masculine design.
White Built-In Cabinets and Tree Trunk Coffee Table
Large built-in cabinets provide lots of storage for this living room; the molding on the front adds an unusual graphic element. Touches like the wood coffee table and mantel bring a gentle rustic feel to the space.
The unexpected use of a shipping crate as a side table gives this neutral living room vintage appeal. The cream sofa and blue throw pillows help pull the look together, making this transitional living room feel sophisticated and collected.
Interior designer Jonathan Savage likes to use coffee tables that can serve multiple functions. This one serves as a small bar, with a tray with an ice bucket and glasses on one side. Then on the other side, a faux bois container on a pedestal adds height. "I don’t think a coffee table necessarily has to be home to coffee table books. You can set it up as a bar; you can set it up as a game table," he says.