We've handpicked the very best marble coffee tables out there, from art deco designs and mid century modern classics to minimalist forms, sculptural silhouettes and even high street favourites. There's a marble coffee table to suit every kind of home (and every kind of budget).
Your coffee table is a piece of furniture that's pivotal to a living room scheme – and one that deserves careful consideration. Not to mention, marble coffee tables tend to work in both traditional and modern interiors, all while adding some elegance to a living room. A marble coffee table is also an investment piece, and a timeless piece of furniture that won't date. But, there's a reason it's a go-to favourite for interior designers: with its ability to take on a highly polished finish, marble is a luxurious, decorative material, but it's also reassuringly solid. Marble furniture pieces add elegance and sophistication, they are hard wearing, long lasting, and will last for generations and generations. They keep their value, they have an elegant, timeless quality to them – plus, each slab offers its own unique pattern of veining, making every piece one-of-a-kind.
How to know what size, shape and weight works best for your modern living room? Should you opt for oval, round, square or rectangular? And, how do you choose the right colour marble for your space? Peruse our favourite 28 buys below, to act as the focal point in your living room – and to place your drinks, books and TV remotes atop.
Head to our best coffee tables guide for more gorgeous suggestions including metal, wood and glass picks.
Marble coffee tables – a definitive list of timeless designs
1. Pols Potten Oval Coffee Table
Pols Potten Oval Coffee Table
This coffee table is an ideal, budget-friendly choice for adding a dramatic and weightier marble coffee table to your living space. While it isn't technically a marble table (it's crafted from fibreglass with a resin coating, hence its modest price tag), it could fool anyone with the strikingly realistic marble design. We love its sculptural silhouette.
2. Scandi White Marble Coffee Table With Black legs
Scandi White Marble Coffee Table With Black legs
This marble coffee table from Choice Furniture Store is a total steal. With stylish black gold tipped tapered legs, it's made of both marble and mango wood. It even comes in more colourways than white and gold. Its size is pretty impressive considering its price tag, and it would be ideal for a medium size living room – or even a trendy home office.
3. GamFratesi for Gubi TS Marble Coffee Table
GamFratesi for Gubi TS Marble Coffee Table
Designed by Gam Fratesi, the Gubi TS Round Coffee Table was designed specifically for The Standard, a restaurant in Copenhagen. The slender metal base hints at Art Deco inspiration.
4. Arches Coffee Table
Arches Coffee Table
Anthropologie's popular marble coffee table is encased in an oak frame, with two levels – one wooden one at the bottom, for your coffee table books and home fragrance to sit atop, and a white Carrara marble top for your drinks and maybe even a bouquet. It's sealed with a clear lacquer for protection purposes, while a slight variation in natural wood and marble texture will occur – to make each piece unique.
5. Knoll Tulip Oval Coffee Table
Saarinen Tulip Coffee Table by Knoll
Designed in 1957 by Eero Saarinen, the Knoll Tulip Oval Coffee Table is both elegant and modern. Widely recognised and a favourite among interior designers, it became an instant design classic. It's available in four exquisite finishes, while it should seamlessly blend with your modern home, all while making a statement. It has an impressively heavy moulded cast aluminium base that has been painted white, as well as a Rislan coat to protect it from any food and drink you might bestow upon it.
6. The Workshop Coffee Table
Magnus Long Workshop Coffee Table Marble
Designed exclusively for The Conran Shop, the workshop coffee table has a cool, clean Arabescato marble surface perched on burnished bronze legs, the shape of which was inspired by bamboo. It measures 105cm in width, 60cm in diameter and 32cm high.
7. Normann Copenhagen Solid table
Normann Copenhagen Solid table
Stripped of unnecessary details, this Scandinavian design has a white Italian marble tabletop resting on a simple ash base, creating a minimal feel that's both sturdy and timeless.
8. Marble Coffee Table by SERAX
Marble Coffee Table by Serax
This striking green marble coffee table from Serax features a very sleek and simple frame, giving it a light and modern look while the veining and colour adds drama. Available in both black marble and rich green marble.
9. Pelham Coffee Table
Matthew Hilton Pelham Coffee Table
Designed exclusively by Matthew Hilton for The Conran Shop, the Pelham Coffee Table is finished with a bronze powder-coated metal base and has a uniquely-veined marble surface, sourced in Spain. While the white table offers a clean and classic look, there's certainly something to be said for the more retro looking brown Emperador Marble version.
10. Proiezioni Oval coffee table for Salvatori
Salvatori Proiezioni Oval marble coffee table
‘Proiezioni’ takes its name from the Italian for “projections’ and refers to the effect of light on stone. The pattern was created by inlaying different shades of stone, inspired by shafts of light creating a play of shadows and shapes. For a true style statement, we love Elisa Ossino's bold design for Salvatori. The marble coffee table features different coloured marble inlayed in a modern abstract pattern.
11. Vitra Plate Coffee Table
Vitra Plate Coffee Table
Designed by Jasper Morrison for Vitra, the Plate Table comes in various sizes and can be grouped together to form a cluster configuration. A super simple and lightweight rectangle, this marble coffee table features a super slim and minimalist frame with precisely defined edges. This table is also available in a more budget-friendly side table option which is ideal for small living rooms, or as a modern, lightweight dining table.
12. Pols Potten Disc Marble Look Coffee Table
Pols Potten Disc Marble Look Coffee Table
Another design by Pols Potten, this round table is made from artificial marble (a mixture of MDF and resin), and features natural-looking markings in a neutral cream colour. This makes it more lightweight and affordable than it's real marble counterparts.
13. Niobe Coffee Table Carrara Marble
Niobe Coffee Table Carrara Marble
This marble coffee table is a much more recent design, created in 2016 by Federica Capitani. The refined Niobe Coffee Table is a beautifully streamlined, minimal design, accented with uniquely-veined Carrara marble. It showcases a white-painted steel frame with a distinctive Carrara marble top; sourced in the city of Carrara on the northern tip of Tuscany, the Niobe Coffee Table is awarded with both a resilient surface and striking aesthetic.
14. Tower coffee table
Tower coffee table
This contemporary design features a slender black powder coated frame, topped with a single slab of white Italian Carrara marble. It creates a minimalist, grid-like table. It's also available with a black nero marquina marble top from Spain. The heavyweight marble top is slightly thicker and features chamfer edge detail.
15. The Vitra Eames Coffee Table
Vitra Eames Coffee Table
Originally designed in 1949 as a unique furnishing for Charles and Ray Eames' own residence, this rectangular coffee table features the same dowel-leg base as the wooden base found on the world famous Eames Plastic Chairs. Their original version featured a wood top, but they soon produced two versions with a marble top. The re-edition of the Eames Coffee Table, which was developed by Vitra in cooperation with the Eames Office, evokes the spirit of the early one-off pieces. With signature Eames leg detail these tables make a definitive design statement to any sitting room.
16. Low Plinth by NORM Architects for Menu
"The 'Low Plinth’ by Nest celebrates marble at its simplest form, with no additional trims or detailing" – architectural interior designer Emily White from Plaice design.
Low Plinth by NORM Architects for Menu
For a coffee table with a weightier look, you could consider a plinth style. This versatile and striking piece has been redesigned to reveal the true beauty of marble. It doesn’t need an ornate base or fancy bells and whistles to stand out from the crowd — its natural white veins are more than enough to capture attention. An ideal piece for those who aspire to simple decor with a big impact or those with a low living room setup. Available in Black, White or Rose Marble, the Low plinth is not just a contemporary piece of artwork, it is a perfect solution for a low coffee table.
17. The Corner Rectangular Coffee Table by Wewood
The Corner Rectangular Coffee Table by Wewood
Boasting an intricately veined marble surface, this table features rich walnut wood legs that are a nod to mid century modern design. A defining feature is the way it cleverly reinterprets classic table legs by placing them in different positions. The clever combination of materials lends the design a pared-back, contemporary aesthetic.
18. Cezanne Circular Coffee Table Marble
Cezanne Circular Coffee Table Marble
Pairing a white marble top with a curved, black steel base, the Cezanne coffee table offers an eye-catching design that feels modern but without angles or a minimalist frame. The circular marble top contrasts the cylindrical steel base, creating an interesting geometric profile.
19. Fritz Hansen Planner Coffee Table
Fritz Hansen Planner Coffee Table
The designer behind this round marble coffee table was well known for creating slender designs – and the Planner Coffee Table is a brilliant example of this. A classic piece of mid-century American design, the Planner’s slender lines and clean marble top give it a contemporary look.
20. E15 CT09 Enoki Table
21. Anais Coffee Table
Anais Coffee Table
Featuring a marble top inlayed into a smooth, walnut frame, this coffee table nods to Mid Century Modern design. The best bit? Despite its thin frame, it features a drawer for practical storage – perfect for hiding away TV remotes. It's also available in a smaller size so that you can make a nest of marble tables. We love!
22. Fan Table by Tom Dixon
Fan Table by Tom Dixon
For bold, graphic lines, Tom Dixon has the answer. This large coffee table features a black fan shaped base made from black birch curved spindles, creating a graphic look. It offers a dramatic and sculptural take on traditional British Windsor furniture, and evokes the precision of Japanese design.
23. New Works Florence Coffee Table
24. Knoll's Jumbo coffee table
Knoll's Jumbo coffee table
Make a statement like designer Jonathan Adler did in his two-storey Greenwich Village apartment with Knoll's JUMBO coffee table by Gae Aulenti. Featuring a square marble table top and sculptural column legs, it has a distinguishable design that will be instantly recognised by those in the know.
25. PK61 Coffee Table
PK61 Coffee Table
An enduring creation from renowned designer Poul Kjærholm, the PK61 Coffee Table was made by Fritz Hansen and showcases a uniquely veined Italian marble top elevated on brushed steel legs. Minimalistic in design, the PK61 Coffee Table is distilled down to its intrinsic elements; clean-lined brushed steel legs and a removable square marble table top.
26. Cezanne Square Coffee Table
Cezanne Square Coffee Table
This stunning coffee table is crafted from natural marble and stainless steel, creating a simple yet luxurious statement piece. The square marble top contrasts the cylindrical steel base, creating an interesting geometric profile. The marble table comes with either a naturally veined brown marble top, paired with a black steel base, or black marble and a brass base.
27. Fly SC4 Coffee Table
Fly SC4 Coffee Table
The &Tradition Fly SC4 Table from Space Copenhagen is a sculptural lounge table, with clear Scandinavian influence. Made from oak, it's treated with white pigmented oil or smoked oil, allowing for a the material to age beautifully. Its curved edges and smooth, rounded legs exude Nordic charm. Also available in black marble.
28. Rebar Rectangular Coffee Table for HAY
Rebar Rectangular Coffee Table for HAY
This black rectangular coffee table features a beautiful black marble top and twisted, decorative legs – all for amazing value. Designed by Sylvain Willenz, the table cleverly recontextualises construction grade steel into a twisted table frame.
What to consider before investing in a marble coffee table?
Marble coffee tables need careful maintenance due to the porous nature of the marble. If cared for properly, a piece of marble furniture will outlast all other furniture in your home. Just remember: marble will always be cold to the touch, and as Holly Waterfield from The Brooklyn Home Company advised us, be sure to check out the edging of your new marble coffee table before investing. If it's sharp be wary that it can be a danger hazard – opt for something rounded or encased in a wooden frame to prevent this.
Many marble tables come with a polyester resin coating to protect the surface from stains – this can be either matte or glossy. Marble tables without a resin coating will appear more natural but require care with oiling and maintenance. With natural surfaces any spills need to be cleaned up quickly.
"When it comes to buying a marble coffee table, always be mindful of durability, particularly with white marbles as they do absorb spills and can require quite a lot of maintenance." – Helen Westlake, Creative Director at Millier.
Height-wise, your coffee table should sit at around the same height as the seat cushions on your sofa, give or take two inches. Any more and you risk the space looking and feeling just a little off. In terms of length, the ideal coffee table will be at least half the length of your sofa (but no more than roughly ⅔ the length). For corner sofas and L-shaped sofas, you'll want the coffee table to be around ⅔ the length of the longest part. This will ensure that no matter where you sit, you'll always be able to reach the table top.
Another important factor to consider when choosing a coffee table is its "weightiness." In other words, it should complement the other furniture in the room to make the space feel proportional and balanced.
Marble has the association of being heavy and solid, but these days many modern marble tables elevate a thin marble tabletop on skinny hairpin legs to create a sense of openness and space. Sometimes this is exactly what a room needs – especially in small spaces, or in spaces where furniture already feels clunky.
"If your sofa has tall, skinny legs, consider a table that's solid all the way to the ground (this is called a plinth table) or has shorter, chunkier legs. If all the furniture in a room looks too "leggy," then the room won't feel grounded. A chunkier marble coffee table could be just what a room like this needs to feel anchored." – Emily White, architectural and interior designer at Plaice Design Co. Ltd.
There is often a misconception that marble is resigned to neutral, grey tones but with the richly patterned stone this isn’t the case anymore. When it comes to colour, it's not just white marble and black marble to choose from. You can find brown, grey, green and even pink marbles out there, each one with different veining and pattern. So how do you find the best style for your space?
"Choosing the right colour is about looking at the other furniture in the room and deciding if you want a neutral tone or a contrast. A contrast can be a big statement and with marble every piece is unique." – Campbell Thompson, Head of Furniture and Lighting for The Conran Shop.
Opt for an oval coffee table to soften the feel of a room that has lots of straight lines. This shape coffee table will also appear to use less space and it will look less clunky. Not to mention it will be a safer option for wandering toddlers and clumsy pets (or humans).
If you have the benefit of lots of space between your seating, a square coffee table makes a real statement or consider using two or four identical square coffee tables and arrange them symmetrically. If your living area has a long sofa against one wall, a square coffee table will add depth to the sitting space and break up the long lines of the furniture.
Rectangular coffee tables are by far the most popular choice, and are best placed centrally in front of a sofa, echoing the proportions of the bigger piece of furniture. If your living space is long and narrow, this shape will also allow the maximum of table space for the limited width of the room.
For larger spaces, a cluster of marble tables can give a weightier, more impactful look – while also being practical as it can be taken apart to form side tables which can be moved around. They are also possibly one of the ultimate space-saving options with their unique stacking capabilities, nesting table can be a great option for homes with minimal space. Slide them out when more table space is needed, then stack them together when you're done.
Where can I find a cheap marble coffee table?
A marble coffee table needn't cost an arm and a leg. While there are a handful of more affordable options listed above, you can find a range of inexpensive marble coffee tables below. Click the 'VIEW' buttons to head to shop them online.
Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.
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