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20 Modular Coffee Table Ideas

Modular coffee tables bring versatility to the living room. You can change the arrangement for a different look, you can move them to the side with ease, and you can piece together a coffee table that’s just right for your space. You may be lucky enough to find a ready-for-purchase modular coffee table, but if not, it’s time to start thinking outside of the box. In fact, many of today’s featured finds are actually side tables or ottomans purchased in groups and arranged to form the perfect modular coffee table solution! Ready for a closer look?

Modular Magic

We begin with a collection of beautifully designed modular coffee tables. No need to piece together your perfect item! These selections have it all, and they’re ready to take center stage in your living room. First up is DAB, a low modular coffee table with an integrated magazine rack. Manufactured by Kendo Mobiliario, the piece was designed by Francesc Rifé. Four types of modules are involved, and all modules are available in four sizes. Now that’s a customizable piece! [featured at Archiproducts]

Modular coffee table with magazine rack
Modular coffee table with magazine rack

If you’re a fan of modern design involving concrete, this Concrete Modular Coffee Table from CustomMade just might be for you! Plus, it’s totally customizable in terms of size and color. And as an added bonus, you can choose the type of wood or metal for the base to personalize this piece one step further.

Concrete modular coffee table from Custom Made
Concrete modular coffee table from Custom Made

The Trideline contemporary modular coffee table from Emanuel Ungaro Home is a functional table that doubles as a work of art. Imagine the most sleek, elegant pizza you’ve ever seen!

Modular coffee table from Emanuel Ungaro Home
Modular coffee table from Emanuel Ungaro Home

When all the pieces fit, you have design perfection! Below we see QoWood by ORUBA, which is a vision in metallic flair and circular geometry. Available in oak or beech (with a gold leaf or silver leaf finish), this table offers a range of modular possibilities in terms of position! [available at ArchiExpo]

Geometric modular coffee table
Geometric modular coffee table

From circles to hexagons, we now shine the spotlight on the “V1” Hexagonal Modular Coffee Tables from Niche London, which are named for the V shape of the stainless steel legs. Oh the tessellating pattern possibilities!

Modular hexagonal tables
Modular hexagonal tables

We now take a look at nesting tables that combine to form the ideal coffee table solution. Like this Set of 3 SAIC Paradox Nesting Tables from CB2, created for CB2 collaborative Design Collab. This piece was designed by School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) student Arianna Petrich and features three tables that can be pulled apart to form what appears to be a 3D cube (as shown below):

Set of 3 nesting tables from CB2
Set of 3 nesting tables from CB2

The Architect Nesting Coffee Tables from West Elm are crafted from ash veneer with an Earl Gray finish, as well as wrought iron legs. Need more surface area? Nix the nesting for twice the space. When you’re done, the smaller table stashes neatly under the large one.

Nesting coffee tables from West Elm
Nesting coffee tables from West Elm

Piecing It Together

While it’s fabulous to find a ready-to-order modular coffee table for your living room, sometimes you need to purchase pieces separately and join them together for the table of your dreams. These Harmattan Side Tables from Anthropologie are made from suar wood, and three size options makes it tempting to purchase them all, then arrange them in a tiered coffee table configuration!

Wooden side tables from Anthropologie
Wooden side tables from Anthropologie

Hexagonal bone tile covers the Hexagon Mosaic Coffee Table from Jonathan Adler. One is fabulous, but why not purchase two and place them side by side for a display of tessellated fabulousness?!

Mosaic coffee table from Anthropologie
Mosaic coffee table from Anthropologie

Anthropologie’s Edda Side Tables can be purchased in multiples and arranged in coffee table formation. Whether you snag two, three or four, their mango wood and iron construction is a thing of beauty!

Wood and iron side tables from Anthropologie
Wood and iron side tables from Anthropologie

These Meurice 2-Tier Tables from Jonathan Adler are a blend of Palm Beach style and ’60s French panache. With a faux bamboo design that comes in a polished nickel or antique brass finish, this table is great on the side, or as a coffee table (especially when paired with a friend, as shown below):

2-tier tables from Jonathan Adler
2-tier tables from Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler’s Toulouse Cube Side Tables are sculpturally striking, especially with their textural lacquered finish. A marble oil drop effect is the result, and a glossy finish tops it all off. Geo fabulous! Purchase two, three or four and set up the world’s coolest coffee table:

Cube side tables from Jonathan Adler
Cube side tables from Jonathan Adler

What if your coffee table could pull double duty? Yes, the tops of the Tray Tables below are reversible trays. Don’t you love that high-lustre laminate?! Designed by Finn Juhl and manufactured by Onecollection, these modular tables combine to form a functional coffee table with a sleek look. [featured at Archiproducts]

Modular tray table coffee tables
Modular tray table coffee tables

When you check out the Set of 2 Pascal Bunching Tables from Crate & Barrel below (three are pictured), you won’t be able to stop yourself from ordering a bunch. That’s because the Parsons design and modular possibilities make this French flea market find-inspired piece a great fit for a range of design styles. Choose from a copper, nickel or brass finish.

Iron tables from Crate & Barrel
Iron tables from Crate & Barrel

Ready to move into cube territory? Also from Crate & Barrel, these Patina Brass Cubes have a soft brushed look and plenty of modular flair. View two below, and imagine how fabulous a quartet of these metal wonders would look in a large living room:

Brass cubes from Crate & Barrel
Brass cubes from Crate & Barrel

There’s nothing like a mirrored cube, and when the mirrored panels are smoky, even better! These City Slicker Mirrored Side Tables from CB2 are great solo (think nightstand or side table), yet they’re equally enticing in multiples:

Mirrored tables from CB2
Mirrored tables from CB2

And when the CB2 cubes are lacquered, you get the City Slicker White Side Tables. We’ve seen these pieces in a range of colors over the years (we still miss the mint version), but there’s something so fitting and modern about the white rendition of the cubes:

Hi-gloss lacquered tables from CB2
Hi-gloss lacquered tables from CB2

We end today’s post with a few modular solutions that bring stools and ottomans into the coffee table zone. CB2’s Zemi Side Table-Stools combine matte black-stained mango wood with a brass powdercoat-finish steel frame for an elegant take on the modular coffee table:

Side table-stools from CB2
Side table-stools from CB2

Anthropologie’s Bamileke Stools are available in both Circle and Lattice styles, and each piece is handcarved from one piece of wood by local artisans in Cameroon. Combine a few of these beauties for a coffee table solution that’s a true work of art!

Round stools from Anthropologie
Round stools from Anthropologie

Last but not least, don’t forget about the plush coffee table possibilities that can be yours when you repurpose ottomans and poufs. These Velvet Arabesque Poufs in Slate and Ivory come from West Elm. Love that cotton velvet!

Velvet poufs from West Elm
Velvet poufs from West Elm

Did any of today’s modular coffee table finds catch your eye? Tell us about your favorites by leaving a comment below…

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