The Art of Coffee Table Design: Transforming Your Living Space

Coffee tables, often considered the heart of the living room, serve not just as functional pieces but as focal points of interior design. Whether you're looking to infuse a dash of sophistication, a sprinkle of coziness, or a touch of your personal flair into your living space, the design of your coffee table can significantly influence the room's overall ambiance and style.

A beautiful picture of a Coffee table, marrying function with elegance to anchor the living room with style.

Understanding the Role of Your Coffee Table

Before diving into styling, it's crucial to recognize the multifaceted role of a coffee table in your living space. Beyond serving as a spot for your morning coffee or evening reads, it's a canvas for your creativity, a display for your cherished collectibles, and a pivotal element that ties your room's decor together.

Step-by-Step Guide to Designing Your Dream Coffee Table

Step 1: Selecting the Right Materials

The choice of materials can set the tone for your coffee table. Opt for smooth ceramics paired with timber elements to create a warm, inviting feel. Incorporating different textures and materials adds depth and interest, making your coffee table a captivating centerpiece.

Step 2: Embracing Depth and Dimension

To create a dynamic and visually appealing coffee table, play with depth and dimension. Create sections and levels by grouping items in threes and varying their heights. Start with a focal point, like a vase or sculpture, then add medium-height items and finish with flat-lying objects like books or trays.

A beautiful picture of sleek lines, defining the modern aesthetic of an artful coffee table.

Step 3: Letting Your Home Inspire You

Your coffee table should reflect the overall theme and style of your home. If your decor leans towards a coastal vibe, incorporate elements and colors that complement this aesthetic. Your coffee table is an extension of your space, so let it tell your home's story.

Step 4: Focusing on Functionality

While aesthetics are crucial, don't overlook the functional aspect of your coffee table. Ensure there's ample space for everyday items like remotes and coasters, and consider the flow of movement around the table. Balance beauty with practicality for a design that's both stunning and serviceable.

Personalizing Your Coffee Table

Personalization is key to making your coffee table truly yours. Display items that resonate with you, whether they're travel souvenirs, art pieces, or family heirlooms. Let your coffee table showcase your interests, passions, and personality.


MOMU's Coffee Table Collection

Moray Coffee Table

Description: The Moray Coffee Table injects a fun, contemporary twist into any room with its reimagined vertical lines and round silhouette. 


  • Funky design with contrasting base
  • Constructed from solid first-grade American Oak
  • Offers custom sizing for a tailored fit 
  • Warranty: Backed by a 5-year warranty, ensuring lasting quality 
  • Price: $4,450 Discover the playful spirit of Moray, crafted in Melbourne.
A beautiful picture of intricate woodwork, showcasing the natural beauty in a handcrafted coffee table.

Romita Coffee Table

Description: Romita is not just a coffee table but a spectacular showpiece, solidly built with first-grade American Oak and Australian hardwood spheres. 


  • Spectacular and solid design
  • Handcrafted from solid timber for durability
  • Custom size availability to suit your taste 
  • Warranty: Comes with a 5-year warranty, reflecting our commitment to quality 
  • Price: $5,750 Romita: A testament to solidity and spectacular craftsmanship.
A beautiful picture of glass and metal, fused into a coffee table that speaks volumes of contemporary chic.

Enzo Coffee Table

Description: The Enzo Coffee Table bids farewell to the ordinary with its quirky, piano-inspired silhouette, perfect for adding personality to your space. 


  • Memorable and shapely grand piano design
  • Handmade from American Oak with various finish options
  • Customisable to your unique requirements 
  • Warranty: A 5-year warranty accompanies this piece, promising enduring excellence 
  • Price: $4,750 Enzo: Where music meets timber in a symphony of design.
A beautiful picture of storied carvings, where each groove in the coffee table tells its own tale.

Conclusion: A Reflection of Your Style

A well-designed coffee table can elevate your living space, creating a harmonious and inviting atmosphere. By carefully selecting sustainable materials and proper craftsmanship, playing with depth, drawing inspiration from your home, and infusing personal touches, your coffee table can become a reflection of your unique style and an integral part of your living room's charm.

Whether you're redesigning your furniture or starting from scratch, remember that the best designs blend form and function, reflecting your personal style while catering to your living space's practical needs. So, unleash your creativity and let your coffee table be a testament to your interior design prowess.


Reach Out to MOMU for Exquisite Coffee Tables

Phone: Ring us on 1300 052 495, Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm (AEST) for expert assistance.

Email: Make your enquiry at or through our contact form for more details.

Live Chat: Click the chat icon for immediate support during our business hours.

Visit Our Showroom: View our coffee tables in person at 12 Ardena Ct, Bentleigh East VIC 3165. Open Thursday to Saturday, 10:00am - 3:00pm, or schedule your visit here.

MOMU offers a collection where each coffee table is not just a piece of furniture, but a centrepiece of your living space that echoes the beauty of timeless craftsmanship.

Easily accessible from nearby Brighton, Hampton, and Sandringham. It's a straightforward drive south from Richmond and South Yarra, and the journey from Kew, Balwyn, and the northern suburbs, including Fitzroy, Thornbury, Ivanhoe, and Northcote, is a breeze.

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