Midcentury Style Round Coffee Tables

I’ve always got plans and improvements for my home in the back of my mind.  I really do love our living room, but the one item I’d really love is a new coffee table.  We actually have never bought a coffee table (and we’ve been married over 15 years).  We use a clunky cedar chest (that was from my husband’s grandma), but it’s not what I really want there.  It does the job, but it’s too big for the space and the style is not what appeals to me. 
What a really want, is a round, midcentury styled coffee table.  I think round is great with kids, no risk of heads being hit on sharp corners.  And it gives a nice flow to the space.  We have a small living room, so something open and light would be great.  I don’t want to weigh down the limited space that we do have.
My husband told me he’d like to buy a coffee table for me for Valentine’s Day.  I was so pleased.  Who needs fancy underwear and jewelry when you can have fabulous furniture?  So, I’ve been on the hunt and these are my two contenders.  I’m leaning towards the marble top for the durability with 3 kids and a hubby, but really I love both.  Which would you pick and why?

It might be cheesy to be considering a fake Eames coffee table, but the real thing costs about $1000 (a little out of my budget).  But, this fake has really great reviews and its a very low risk purchase.

PS. You should check out PoppyHaus’s living room.  How lovely, right? Our living rooms are very similar with the built ins.  I love Heather’s style so much.  Her coffee table is great,  I asked her about it, it’s IKEA! (but sadly not made anymore).  

7 thoughts on “Midcentury Style Round Coffee Tables

  1. emily

    you can't go wrong with either! i agree that the marble is super durable and adds a stronger pattern to your room, but the plain wood one could blend in more….can't wait to see what you pick. also, awesome valentine's gift idea!

    1. Jeran Post author

      He's a good husband, came up with this idea all by himself too. I'm a lucky girl. The marble would add pattern and I think the white and grey of it would work well in the room. So, should I blend or stand out – that's the question.

  2. Anonymous

    I am a huge fan of the fake eames! If you plan on having it around for a long time its good to know it won't ever lose its appeal. You can add color with your decor and that will help you stand out a bit. Then you have a bit of both! Marble is nice but it feels like its just a fad right now so you have to think about how it will look in a few years to come. It might look outdated where solid wood will always fit in nicely. Good luck, can't wait to see what you choose.


  3. Jeanette Lucas

    I agree fake is good when there is an 800 dollar difference. Lol I thought the marble would fit in the best too. Both tables are nice though. You really can't go wrong.

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