friday five | searching for the perfect coffee table

I’ve been a little slow in furnishing my living room, one year in the new rental and I still don’t have a coffee table. I may be indecisive but I’m wary about waste and I refuse to buy a temporary table. This new coffee table HAS to be the one that I take with me where ever I live next. Finding adaptable furniture to suit multiple spaces is a difficult one hence why I’ve been a bit cautious. Not to mention choosing a design that won’t date, built to last and can stand my wine stains as I refuse to use coasters.

Scandinavian coffee table

Simple forms and clean design is the theme. From top left is the Around table by Muuto, absolutely beautiful in light grey, £425 (72cm diameter). A more affordable grey coffee table would be the Bella table by HAY, designed especially for the Bella Centre in Copenhagen, £175 (60cm diameter). The white round Tablo table by Normann Copenhagen is nice and bright, easy to clean with the top made from a plastic composite, maybe wine proof? £300 (78cm diameter). Another great product from HAY is the low Elephant side table£165, perfect for smaller spaces. Lastly a coffee table I had to mention, the Turning table in white oak by Menu, combining the table with storage in an elegant and minimal way, £350.

Searching for the perfect coffee table is fun, I think it’s time for me to decide……BUT you’ll have to wait and see what I get. What would you choose?

H x


  • Reply Emma Jane Palin July 15, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Gotta say I’m a fan of the Around and the Bella table…intrigued to know which you will pick! x

    • Reply Hannah July 20, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      I have decided! but have to save up first……

  • Reply Jenny @seasonsincolour July 23, 2016 at 10:56 am

    I have been looking for a coffee table over a year. The ones I like are glass top ones but unfortunately we do like to treat the coffee table a bit like a foot stool as well so need one that is solid enough for that 🙂
    The turning table would be my table of choice if my living room was a bit more minimal!

  • Reply Ingrid Opstad July 26, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Great selection! Think I would have chosen the last one by Menu, love the idea of putting things inside to declutter.

  • Reply Lara Moore July 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Ooh, the Around table is a beauty!

  • Reply Abi | These Four Walls blog August 4, 2016 at 10:23 am

    A lovely selection! I’ve always found coffee tables the trickiest thing to source – they’re the natural focal point of a room, yet finding one that fits with everything else can take ages! x

  • Reply Katie September 8, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    I love the first one, it’s gorgeous! It’s true, it’s really hard to find the right coffee table – too big and they’re a pest and too small and they’re a bit pointless! I’ve only just discovered this beautiful blog and I love it, bravo x

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