Having a coffee table in your living room is a wonderful idea no matter how you look at it. As long as the available space allows it, adding such a product into your home is both a matter of design and convenience. Whether it’s for remote controls, placing decor items, magazines, your cereal bowl, or just holding your regular cups of coffee when you have guests over, coffee tables are versatile. However, not knowing what to choose and what works with your current decor is troubling. And that’s where clear coffee tables come in.
Things to Consider When You Look for Clear Coffee Tables
The truth is that talking about the benefits of a clear coffee table is 50 percent a matter of personal taste. There are perks and drawbacks, but when you love the idea of a glass coffee table, we’re pretty sure nothing that changes your mind. And we’re not here to try and talk you out of it, but we do want to go over some of the main things that should be considered before you actually buy a clear coffee table:
- Glass coffee tables are often considered to be more formal compared to those made from stainless steel or wood. If you have a very elegant living room decor, it doesn’t really make sense to go with another material except for glass, unless you order a custom-made table from the same type of wood and in the same color scheme as the other pieces of furniture in the room. I guess what we’re trying to say is that with glass, you can rarely go wrong.
- There is also the matter of family. You need to consider the fact that glass coffee tables can easily get scratched, no matter how careful you are. If you have children that love to play with their toys on your coffee table, glass might not be your best friend. Also, clear coffee tables are a fingerprint magnet and more difficult to clean compared to a table made from, let’s say, manufactured wood. Contrary to popular belief, glass coffee tables aren’t unsuitable for families because they are fragile, as they can be very resistant. However, they are difficult to care for in certain situations.
- When you have a room that feels stuffy and overwhelming because it has way too much furniture in it, a clear coffee table is a perfect item to get. When you opt for clear acrylic glass tables, you will make a cramped up room feel more open, which means that they also work in rooms that are really small.
- There is also no doubt about the fact that glass coffee tables are modern, which makes them perfect for homes and apartments designed in the same fashion. They also work well in studio apartments.
- Whether you want to buy a glass coffee table or one that’s made from another material, you have to consider the shape of the product. If you have a small room, you want to go with either a rectangular or an oval coffee table. Fans of square and round coffee tables should know these mostly work with larger seating configurations, especially big sofas.
- If you have kids, look into tables that have as less corners as possible. We have included in the second part of this article a bunch of clear coffee tables with round corners that would be perfect for parents looking to eliminate as much furniture-related injury from their homes as possible.
Top 10 Best Clear Coffee Tables
Antwan Coffee Table with Storage
This perfect clear coffee table is what you would call a furniture piece for a modern decor. Being made from glass, it is the kind of coffee table that you could easily include in a variety of different house chromas, without having to worry if the colors mix and match. The table measures 17.72” H x 38.51” L x 38.51” W and could easily fit in smaller spaces if needed.
With a total weight of 65 pounds, this table won’t be that easy to move around. The base materials are acrylic plastic combined with stainless steel. The top is made from glass and there is also storage space underneath it. Note that the table requires full assembly when unboxed.
Alia Coffee Table
The Alia clear coffee table is yet another example of a stylish product that can easily fit into multiple room settings, making it a great choice for people who prefer glass over wood furniture. It makes it feel like the room has more space thanks to the tempered glass construction, which is a plus when space isn’t all that generous.
Another perk is that you can easily clean the table using a soft clean cloth to make sure you don’t scratch the surface (no worries, it’s not that easily scratchable anyway). The amazing design is based on an X-shaped support that’s also made from glass panels, staying true to the overall style of the table. Overall, the table measures 42 x 24 x 16 inches and weighs in at 72 pounds. It can support a total weight of 52 pounds, but doesn’t have under-the-table storage, which can be a dealbreaker for some people.
Janelle Coffee Table
When it comes to elegant clear coffee tables, there’s something about the Janelle that’s very appealing. It could be the bronze border and legs that make it seems like a luxurious piece of furniture, or it could be the modern design that one craves to see in a contemporary living room. What we’re dealing with here is a rectangular coffee table made from temperate glass with metal used as the base material.
Measuring 19” H x 42.25” L x 24” W and weighing a mere 40 pounds, this is surely a lighter option compared to some of the other models we have on today’s list, making it easier to move the coffee table around when needed. It’s also interesting to note that the design allows joining two or more tables without a gap. The bottom storage is also made from cleared glass, making the perfect spot for storing things you want out of the way, but still in sight.
Cassey Coffee Table
Glass coffee tables are usually designed to be minimalistic, but we rarely see a piece as basic as the Cassey table. And we don’t mean that in a bad way, because basic often translated into easy to match. This tempered glass coffee table is clear on all ends and is designed with modern aesthetics that have a certain visual appeal.
Measuring 15” H x 43” L x 24” W, this is one of the few clear coffee tables that doesn’t require assembly and is ready to use out of the box. It is the kind of product that can be used as a coffee table, but versatile enough to sit in the sorned or a balcony and serve even as a plant storage shelf.
Arviso Sled Coffee Table
The Arviso clear coffee table shares a lot of similarities with the aforementioned Cassey. With rounded corners and a three-side design, it is the kind of glass coffee table that fits into modern spaces and blends in really well with different kinds of furniture setups. It is made from a single sheet of tempered glass and comes with removable plastic feet which are designed to protect the floors from scratches.
Because it’s made from tempered glass, the single sheet of material doesn’t pose that big of a thread in case there are cracks in the surface that can lead to a total break of the product. The table measures 13.75” H x 39.50” L x 21.75” W, weighs a little under 60 pounds, and doesn’t include a bottom storage shelf.
Lupica Solid Coffee Table with Storage
Moving on to more different things, we have the Lupica coffee table which is a masterpiece in itself. It is the kind of unconventional product that combines a glass surface and sides with a bottom interior storage space made from wood. Like the previous two models, this one is also made from a single sheet of tempered glass and features elegant round corners which are safer overall.
Underneath the table, you can clearly see the bottom wooden drawer which is the perfect place to store the forever-lost remote control. Overall, the table measures 14” H x 43” L x 22” W, while the drawer interior is 4.5” H x 16” W x 12” D. We’re looking at the perfect clear coffee table for studio apartments.
Euphemia Coffee Table
Those of you that don’t mind having a gradient effect on your glass coffee table have to give the Euphemia a chance. From fully transparent to an almost melancholic shade of blue, this product is more than just a magazine and remote control support: it’s an eye-catcher! It follows the similar design patterns that some of the other coffee tables of today do as well, with a single glass sheet and rounded corners for added safety.
Because of its construction, this glass coffee table doesn’t require any assembly and is ready to use as soon as you unbox it. It measures 16.5” H x 47.2” L x 25.6” W and provides you with 15.8” of clearance underneath, which is always nice to consider as extra storage space (even if it doesn’t come with a storage shelf per se). It can support a total weight of 50 pounds, while the table itself measured 86 pounds.
Georgina Coffee Table
The moment we saw the Georgina coffee table, we imagined it being used as a pedestal for a fancy museum sculpture in a display of a contemporary artist trying to make it big. Even if the table doesn’t speak to you as it did to us, it is still a product that’s worth checking out because of its amazing design details and reliable construction.
Even if the tabletop is made from glass, the base is made from stainless steel and, you have to admit, these two materials look wonderful together. The black and silver finish is about as elegant as two modern furniture colors can get. It’s true that the crossed legs don’t allow for much under-the-table storage, but with a piece this beautiful, who cares anymore? It measures 18” H x 25.5” L x 47.3” W, and with 116 pounds in weight, this baby is pretty heavy.
Reinold Sled Coffee Table
The Reinold is a completely clear coffee table, but it does bring forth wood and glass combines in such a way as to create one of the most unique coffee tables you’ll ever see. The top material is a combination of solid and manufactured wood available in a gray cement shade that’s almost an imitation of marble. The side legs are made from glass, adding to the modern design elements of the table.
Unlike other coffee tables, this one can support up to 110 pounds in weight, which is nothing short of impressive. Overall, the Reinold coffee table measures 16” H x 44” L x 22” W and weighs a total of 43 pounds.
Knutson Coffee Table with Storage
The Knutson coffee table is exactly what you would imagine a simple glass coffee table with a glass storage shelf underneath looks like. It is designed with rounded corners which are a must when you have children running around the living room all day, being constructed from a single sheet of tempered glass. Often called the “waterfall” design, this is something you’ll see replicated across many different furniture brands.
There is a convenient storage shelf located under the tabletop, while the full glass construction will grant you a view of whatever you store underneath. That means you might want to take advantage of the space and store that beautiful China bowl you received last Christmas. The table measures 14” H x 43” L x 22” W and has a total weight of 122 pounds.
In the end, talking about the benefits of a clear coffee table seems a fit futile since it’s all a matter of personal taste. If you have never been a fan of glass furniture, we’re not going to try to convince you to invest in a coffee table like any of these ones above. However, when you feel like you want to keep your interior design as breathable and furniture-free as possible, or when you feel suffocated by the current design and you want a coffee table that doesn’t add additional visual load to the decor, glass coffee tables are clearly the way to go.