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18 Glass Coffee Tables: Open Your Space with an Airy Feel

DISCLAIMER: The images in this post are for informational purposes to illustrate potential possibilities, recognizing that individual tastes vary. We aim to capture your wants and needs, expanding on each style where possible to offer a range of available tables from reputable designers and affiliated brands. This selection process considers a variety of factors to ensure we cater to the diverse preferences of our readers.

Glass Coffee Tables

Ever find yourself tired of the same old coffee table dominating your living room? We know you’re itching to elevate the space with something fresh and modern. A glass coffee table could just be the statement piece your living room requires. Glass alternatives open a room up and reflect light to make the space feel more open and airy. It is versatile too, and works with pretty much any style, from mid-century modern to bohemian chic. The transparent surface creates the illusion of more space while still providing a functional tabletop for drinks, books, and decor. We’ve rounded up 20 glass coffee table designs to ignite your inventiveness. From geometric shapes to gold accents to rustic wood bases, there’s a stylish glass coffee table for every living room aesthetic.

Triangular Coffee Table – Stained Glass

glass and wood coffee table with white sofa and potted plant

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A triangular modern coffee table featuring wooden legs and a glass surface is home to two teacups with matching plates, alongside a stack of magazines and greenery in a glass vase. A white teacup and plate rest atop a dark gray rectangular serving tray, placed on an all-white living room buffet. The white aesthetic also runs through the flooring, sofa, and sofa cushions, yielding a minimal ambiance.

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Round Coffee Table – Black Base

Living room interior tan leather seating glass coffee table.

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Positioned centrally in this living space, a round glass round coffee table with three black metal legs houses a small black serving tray. The small tray holds a chrome vase, along with black drink coasters and a wine glass. Two tan leather chairs with black metal legs matching the coffee table feature at either side. A marble accent wall displays on the back wall with an integrated fireplace, while chopped firewood coupled with the potted indoor tree tone down the otherwise luxurious feel.

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Rectangular with Trestle Base

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This all-wood interior screams rustic and organic while including detailed architecture that oozes modern interior design. A dual-surface coffee table with storage sits on shiplap wood flooring in front of a neutral fabric L-shape sofa with a mix of patterned cushions. The table’s surface features two-thirds black stained glass and a third goss wood. The table’s frame is sleek gold-painted metal which blends delightfully with the space’s rusticity.

Insight – A The Thickness: Glass coffee tables vary in thickness. Thicker glass will be heavier and more expensive but will also be more durable and less prone to chipping or breaking. So consider how much usage the table will get in comparison with your budget.

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High-Set Nesting Coffee Tables

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The awe of this interior radiates relaxation and evokes a casual ambiance. A pair of nesting coffee tables made with black metal framing and glass surfaces make up a matching set. A smaller square-shaped table sits higher, allowing for the longer rectangular table to pass freely beneath. An open-shelving unit displays greenery in vases & pots, books, and small woven baskets. A potted green floor plant sits coherent with the green accents, while a woven wash basket marries with the small wicket decor.

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Abstract Coffee Table

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A glass rectangle coffee table rests on a white area rug and holds two potted house plants and a small wooden tray. The table carries a square base and winding metal legs for a distinctive look. Two orange chairs are positioned on either side of the table, with a tan leather sofa pushed up against the back interior wall. The wall art is hung on the back wall and introduces color to the space, marrying with the furniture and wall color.

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Low Coffee Table

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The orange and black armchairs in this room give off an informal office type-feel. A side table features in the corner of the space, holding ornaments and decor on the open shelf. A glass round coffee table with black metal legs sits centrally with a small tray, ornaments, and a book. Resting beneath is a small off-white area rug with informal patterning, paired with airy tones and natural light from the large surround windows for a relaxed setting.

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Square Top with Silver Base

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Modern minimalism is executed perfectly in this space. A white L-shape couch with corresponding white cushions displays in front of large square bay windows, allowing natural light to flow through the room. Two large white floor-standing ornaments add to the modern aura, coupled with the smaller ornaments appearing on the glass square coffee table. The table has a square glass surface and chrome framing, partnering with the sofa’s chrome legs, reflecting light from the bay windows.

Insight – Base Material: Glass coffee tables usually have metal or wood bases that support the glass top. Look for sturdy metal frames made from materials like steel or aluminum. Wood bases should be made from hardwoods like oak or mahogany, which are less prone to warping over time.

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Rectangular with Steel Base

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This space exudes a minimalistic luxury aura. Gray herringbone flooring paves the way for a rectangular glass and metal coffee table with chrome framing and a glass open shelf below its surface. On top of the table lies a marble serving tray carrying chrome handles, which acts as a placemat for two glasses of wine and a bottle for surface protection. A chrome globe ornament rests beside the tray. The back interior wall features wainscoting paneling with abstract accent wall strips in between.

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Modern Coffee Table Set of Two

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Two petite glass round coffee tables with a black outer rim and black legs make up a two-piece set in this space, and can be used as multipurpose items. Due to their subdued design, they can be conveniently moved around the space with ease, taking the position of a coffee table or its side table counterpart. The table’s black tones mix with the dark blue accents from the sofa, while the glass aspect fits with the lighter tones of the interior carpet.

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Wood & Glass Fusion – Trestle Base

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This rectangle coffee table set is a fusion of wood, metal, and glass. Black steel framing holds a glass and wood-infused surface, presenting a modern yet rustic aura. The two styles also feature in other areas of the space, with the white brick wall bringing modern rusticity and the all-white couch, too, carrying modern aesthetics. The wood flooring introduces darker tones, pairing with the black stool table finish and contrasting with the otherwise light interior.

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Lift-Tope Coffee Table

Living room interior wood accents

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The rustic coffee table in this space, made up of grainy wood and glass sections, forms an authentic aspect. The table includes a top lift feature that allows you to keep items tucked away and the space clutter-free while having them insight at arm’s reach. The narrow back and side panels, along with the legs, showcase fine detailing for a traditional look. Wood flooring with a varnish finish rest beneath, also conveying grainy tones.

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Gold Coffee Table 

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A mix of patterned cushions in white and bold blue hues rest on two all-white sofas. A square glass coffee table with storage having a glass surface top and lower open shelf is positioned in front of the L-shape design. Gold legs in either corner of the table connect to two tiers. The glass top holds a bouquet of flowers in a glass vase alongside a bird ornament and china. The lower shelf is utilized for storage, keeping a flurry of books at your fingertips!

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Rustic Coffee Table

White living room sofa and white chairs

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Standing prominent in the space, a white flower centerpiece in a glass vase rests atop a metal and glass coffee table. Its bulky structure promotes a more grand design, while The metal finishes carry a weathered rustic style. The square coffee tables base is clutter-free but can double as a low-open shelving unit. A white textured area rug rests on shiplap wood flooring and matches the textured sofa cushions for a homely informal vibe.

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Antique Glass Coffee Table

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A combination of grand detailing and rustic accents form this luxury home. Grouped flower bouquets make up an accent wall positioned in front of the exposed brick finish. Sitting centrally, we have a glass coffee table with rustic metal framing. Below the glass surface, a mesh open storage shelf enhances rusticity; marrying again with the brick finishes. The rectangle coffee table also homes a vase of flowers and candles. To either side, we have gray armchairs with luxurious detailing and a suede finish sitting atop a large gray fabric area rug.

Insight – Check For Edge Treatment: Some glass edges will be polished smooth, while others have beveled or rounded edges. Smoother edges are sleeker, but beveled edges provide greater protection against chipping. Choose the edge style based on your design preferences.

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Drum Coffee Table – Black Glass

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Extravangont wall murals, a unique accent wall, textures, and detailed patterns inject tonnes of character into this living area. A low round coffee table with a black glass surface sits beside two small rounded side tables with colorful fabric surfaces above a gray textured rug. The random assortment of wood drawers in the sideboard and the elaborate black accent wall emit a level of individuality that cannot be replicated.

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Contemporary Coffee Table – Glass Top

Small round gold coffee table glass surface

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Light-toned herringbone flooring runs through this interior space furnishing a bright, airy feel with the pink sofas’ subtle accent adding to the essence. A small round coffee table in front of the couch could be considered mobile due to its petite size and lightweight. The table carries a frosted glass surface and gold structure, which pairs graciously with the potted floor plant and the room’s gold touches.

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Coffee Table with Storage – Frosted Glass Top

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A coffee table fitted with caster wheels rests on tan square tile flooring. This aspect allows the rustic coffee table to be moved from room to room when necessary. Its body features open shelving units along with storage draws and black hardware. The worktop has a frosted glass finish and holds a green potted plant and a candle. Leather sofas and chairs surround the coffee table making it a great focal point for casual get-togethers or evening wind-downs.

Insight – Consider Maintenance: Glass surfaces can show fingerprints and smudges easily. Consider how frequently the surface will require cleaning and if any special cleaning products are recommended to maintain the table’s appearance over time.

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Unique Coffee Table – Black Glass Top

Gold coffee table pink couch and purple cushions

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A luxury round coffee table with a gold sequenced body and black-glass worktop sits beside a neutral living room couch with soft, curved finishes. Two purple cushions with a thin gold outer match the table’s gold accents and the patterning included in the carpet design. The table worktop homes small green-leaf decor displayed in a petite white vase. The couch’s back is pushed up to the windows, allowing natural light to run through the interior.

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Final Thoughts

So we come to the end of our 24 stunning glass modern coffee table designs to elevate your living room. We think it’s safe to say, whether you prefer a minimalist look, industrial chic, or glam and glitzy, there’s an option for you. A glass coffee table is a great way to make a small space feel more open while also adding visual intrigue. With a wide selection of shapes, sizes, & designs to opt for, covering a broad scale of price points, you’re sure to find one that complements your decor and budget. What are you waiting for? Start browsing and get ready to welcome a shining new centerpiece into your home. 

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