Finding the Perfect Coffee Table – My Favorites So Far

We’ve been chatting a lot this year about how we are trying to comb through our homes and get rid of items that are not “us”. Ya know, the items we bought because they were on sale, or maybe because we wanted to check them off our to-do list, or maybe those items we realized over time that just weren’t really our style. Choosing the Right Coffee Table for your Space | DIY Playbook

Our goal in doing this is to pare down our homes and only fill them with pieces we LOVE and pieces that are “so us”. This exercise is exactly what led me to getting rid of my coffee table.

Choosing the Right Coffee Table for your Space | DIY Playbook I bought this coffee table from world market when we first moved in. I bought it to match our dark kitchen…. and our dining room table… and our dining room chairs. But once I set it all up and lived with it for a little while, I realized

1. Dark brown is not my style
2. Matchy-matchy furniture is also not my style
3. The design of the coffee table was a little too farmhouse for my style


Three strikes and it had to go! It’s not that I don’t like the coffee table because I actually got a lot of compliments on it. I just knew it wasn’t my style. And if it’s not my style and if I don’t LOVE it, I realized that it’s taking up valuable space in my small home and should be replaced with something I do love.

Choosing the Right Coffee Table for your Space | DIY Playbook

So I sold it to a blog reader (hey Julia!) and have been coffee table-less ever since.

Choosing the Right Coffee Table for your Space | DIY Playbook I’m trying to follow our own advice by not rushing into any decision or buying just to check it off the to-do list. Instead, I’m trying to do careful research and wait to purchase a table that I absolutely LOVE and one this is so me.

Choosing the Right Coffee Table for your Space | DIY Playbook

And that’s exactly where I am in the process today. I’ve been living without a coffee table for a little over a month now (sorry Matt!) and have been scouring the internet, social media, thrift stores, and even Craigslist to find the perfect coffee table for our space.

I know I want the table to be light (probably white or marble) and I know it has to be somewhat petite since our space is pretty small. I also want it to be light and airy and not as bold and chunky as our old one. Here are some of my favorites so far.

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one // two // three // four // five // six

I haven’t decided yet and I’m trying to take my time to be as careful and intentional as possible. I love all of these tables but I think I’m leaning toward a round table to break up all of the straight edges in this space. However some of the round options I love (like #2!) are too large for this space so finding a petite, affordable round table that is “so me” has been more challenging than I thought it would be. I’ll keep you guys updated on my search and definitely let you know when I find one! In the meantime, do you have any favorites? Any other suggestions for me?! HELP!


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