Trend Alert: Glass Coffee Tables

Over the years we have seen many interior design trends come and go. Usually this will be specific paint colors, or a combination of materials used in a space to create a certain style. Recently however, we have seen a huge surge in Glass Coffee Tables! Not only that, our clients have been loving them too – and for good reason! 

This Trend Alert focuses on Glass Coffee Tables as we share our top design tips and considerations to take into account when considering using these coffee tables in your home. Let’s take a closer look!

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Why we love glass coffee tables!

We love glass coffee tables because they can quickly make a smaller living space feel much larger than it is. The transparency of the top can also draw more attention to an area rug underneath, which is why we love to use them in our interior projects! 

Typically a glass coffee table will be used in the living room, or family room. We love how glass coffee tables makes a space look and feel much bigger! Plus, there are many different designs out there that feature a glass top so there is something available for all styles of home.

How to use glass coffee tables. 

Adding a glass coffee table to your home is relatively straightforward! 

Simply replace your existing coffee table with a glass top coffee table, and watch how your space will feel much larger and open. They are similar to an illusion because of this. You can even use glass side tables to complement the main coffee table!

What to watch out for with glass coffee tables

There are some considerations to take into account when considering a glass coffee table for your home…

For those with young kids, a glass coffee table may not be the most practical option. Particularly if the top surface has sharp edges. Dust, finger marks, and smudges appear more easily and visibly on a glass coffee table, so you’ll be cleaning a glass coffee table more often! 

Learn how to create a Family Friendly Living Room here

Ways to make glass coffee tables last in your home

Glass Coffee Tables can last a lifetime in your home if chosen correctly!

As with any other design decision, it’s important to consider a new coffee table carefully. There are lots of different options on the market. Will you choose one with brass, bronze, or black detailing? Not to mention the various sizes and shapes that glass coffee tables come in too.

It’s important to keep at least 14″-18″ from the coffee table to a chair or sofa, to ensure there is enough room to comfortably move around. This should act as a guide to what size coffee table is suitable for your space. Choose a coffee table that features a material already used in the space – such as brass – to create a cohesive look!

Above all, make sure you absolutely love the wood choice to ensure you will continue to love it for years to come!

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Glass and Brass Coffee Table

We love the organic and raw brass edges of this glass coffee table because it adds character and visual interest.

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Round Coffee Table

The double shelf style of this round glass coffee table allows you to style the bottom surface while still benefiting from a sleek and minimal look.

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Sculptural Glass Coffee Table

Use a glass top coffee table with sculptural base to add visual interest to your space!

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Black Glass Coffee Table

Use a fun cage style glass top coffee table like this one to inject interest into your living room.

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Tempered Glass Coffee Table

Use a full glass coffee table to make your space look and feel much bigger. The simplistic style of this coffee table is perfect for smaller spaces.

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Tiered Brass Coffee Table

We love the shelf style to this brass coffee table! Perfect for those that like an elegant look.

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