Red Coffee Table Design Ideas

I had an idea about redecorating a home theater with a stunning red coffee table. There are so many types and designs of coffee tables it can get confusing. So I had the idea of creating a room with all similar colors except the coffee table.

Red Coffee Table

Red Coffee TableA friend of mine asked me to help her design her home theater with her and I thought of three red coffee table types as soon as she asked. I told her I would be ecstatic to help her with her project. Besides it will give me an excuse to see her more often and catch up on the gossip.

Before I share with you my three favorite types of red coffee tables let me tell you about how I stumbled across this idea in the first place.

Imagine a room that’s all neutral tones except for a bold red coffee table. I think that would make a nice statement and be something people would mention in conversation. The juxtaposition of that red against the neutral colors would make for a nice but not too showy element in the room.

I was walking down the street one day and came across a home that was painted a creme color with black shutters and a bright red front door. I didn’t think anything of it until I got home and I realized I was staring at that bright red front door. It caught my attention and it looked nice!

So with that in mind I decided to apply that same theory to my girlfriends home theater but first I wanted to research a few different red coffee table ideas.

Black and Red Coffee Table

The black and red coffee table interested me because I was under the impression that an all red design might be a little too intrusive. So I set out to dig through a few and see if I like them or not. I like the black and red combination but I ran into a big problem. I could not find any I liked and the selection is limited. Here is one example of a black and red coffee table which is nice but the shape didn’t work for the room. Maybe you could use it for your room?

Red Trunk Coffee Table

These tables are really nice and work well as a design and for the functionality of storage. It’s a great way to add more storage to your room and utilizing extra space you never knew you had. Red trunk coffee tables are the way to go if you like the idea. Click here for an example.

Red Modern Coffee Table

These red modern coffee tables are also hard to find. The design of these coffee tables can be eye catching and can grab the attention of your guests. A red stylish coffee table is a conversation piece and can be used to focus attention to any area you place it. Click here to see the model I was thinking about. Here is one that I found interesting.

There are plenty places you can surf the web to find these three suggestions. I like using Amazon but you can try wayfair or hayneedle or target etc. There are plenty of online portals to choose from when searching for a red coffee table.

I finally chose the red trunk coffee table for my friends home theater decor. The theme for the room was more rustic and the other two were more for a modern and sleek design which didn’t fit the rustic flavor of the room.

Glass Top Coffee Table Showdown

glass top coffee tableOne of the best purchases I ever made was a glass top coffee table. As I redecorated my home theater I considered getting one for the den and Living room. Let me show you the three I considered in my research and why I chose the one I did.

In the meantime allow me to explain why I needed a glass top coffee table to begin with.

I was redecorating my home theater with my sister a few months ago but I was only in the planning stages at this moment. The flooring I chose for the home theater is beautiful and took a big chunk of our budget. Yes it was costly but worth it.

The flooring I designed happen to be ceramic tile with a round mosaic inlay right where the coffee table was going to sit. The inlay is blue with a schooner swishing through the waves. It’s gorgeous and expensive so I did not want to hide it.

Well after going to a few showrooms and browsing coffee tables It dawned on me to get one made of glass so as not to cover up the beautiful mosaic inlay. I got the ideas and then proceeded to surf the web.

So here are the three styles I feel are the best for my coffee table showdown.

Round Glass Top Coffee Table

I like the round style glass top which will fit into my space perfectly as a design but not functionally. The round shape matches the organic nature of the other furniture in the room but there are limitations to this shape. The longer you go across the deeper it gets. So I wanted to cover the fairly long couch with a spot for people to put their drinks while sitting but I did not want to sacrifice floor space.

So how do you solve the issue of having a round table that does not get to big and still conserves floor space? Well keep reading but first let me show you my second choice I was considering but did not get.

Coffee Table Made with a Black Glass Top

This coffee table was very nice and sleek. I was considering something black because theglass-top-coffee-table room is designed to be dark which allows for better viewing of movies. Dark surfaces makes to room nice and dark so the movie, or game you are watching really pops. The black glass top coffee table was a close second because it looked really nice but in the end I chose not to go with it.

First the tinted glass was sleek but it didn’t show the inlay as much as I would like and second I felt the home theater already had enough dark tones and adding another dark piece would be too much.

So I decided to go with something that resolved the dark problem and the size restriction problem.

Coffee Table Designed with Oval Glass Top

After all that I decided to purchase the oval glass top coffee table because it meets my two main requirements and it gives the theater pizzazz.

Requirement number one is, to get something that didn’t cover the schooner inlay. This does it perfectly with the clear glass top. It also has minimal black wrought iron framing and legs that support it.

Requirement number two is, it needed to span across the whole couch but not get too big in the process. The oval does this perfectly. It spans the whole length of the couch allowing for a place to set drinks. The oval design keeps it from getting too wide and cumbersome preventing it from eating up too much floor space.

The Winner Was Obvious

That was a bit of a research project just for a coffee table but in the end it was well worth it. My choice for the oval design was exactly what the room called for and it looks fabulous. I can not wait to have friends and family over for the next game. During the holidays the Christmas music and movies will be pumping from the theater room.

They say people spend the most time in the kitchen but after they see this awesome home theater they might be torn where to hang out.

If you would like to see these glass top coffee tables a little closer to get the specs, and get a feel for what they are click the following links.

Contender Number 1

Contender Number 2