West Elm Coffee Tables: I'm a Professional Shopper and I Can't Stop Thinking About These 12 Chic Options

West Elm coffee tables have a universal appeal entirely unlike their furniture counterparts. Our style editor dug through them all to find her 12 favorites.

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In the wide world of coffee tables, there is no variety as instantly covetable as the West Elm coffee table. It is chic and stylish, ever on-trend; it is accessible luxury — expensive, sure, but not as expensive as its designer counterparts; and it's functional, never sacrificing form for practicality in the name of abstract design.

In short, a West Elm coffee table is one of the best coffee tables you can buy. And it's nice to have a solid retailer to depend on for something like this, considering the coffee table is one of the most quietly important elements of interior design. Your living room would feel suspiciously off, obviously incomplete, without it.

'As the focal point of living rooms and gathering spaces, modern coffee tables play a pivotal role in shaping the ambiance and functionality of interior settings. Whether embracing sleek minimalism, industrial chic, or contemporary luxury, the design possibilities are limitless,' says Nina Lichtenstein of Custom Home Design by Nina Lichtenstein. 'By understanding the design hallmarks, exploring diverse styles, and strategically selecting between round and rectangular/square options, homeowners can curate a cohesive and captivating living environment that reflects their individual taste and lifestyle preferences.'

So let's explore a few options, shall we? After diving into West Elm's diverse product offerings, I've highlighted a few of my favorites below, curated, of course, in an ever-shoppable round-up.

The best west elm coffee tables

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How do I know if I need a rectangular coffee table or a round coffee table?

Take a look at the room you're buying for.

'Rectangular or square tables are versatile options that work well in larger spaces or as focal points in seating areas, while round or oval tables are ideal for smaller spaces or for creating a more intimate seating arrangement,' says Aino Heinäsuo, head of design at Redecor. 'Ultimately, choose a shape that complements the proportions of your outdoor space and enhances the flow of movement.'

Brigid Kennedy
Style Editor

Brigid Kennedy is a style editor at Livingetc.com, where she is responsible for obsessively combing the internet for the best and most stylish deals on home decor and more. She was previously a story editor at TheWeek.com, where she covered both U.S. politics and culture. She describes her design style as colorful and clean, and in her free time enjoys reading, watching movies, and curating impossibly niche playlists on Spotify. She lives in New York.