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Furniture Feb 24, 2022

Maldini: Creative Coffee Table Ideas For Your Living Room

Make the most of your living room with a beautiful yet functional table. Whether you add a small side table adjacent to a sofa, or a larger statement coffee table in the centre of the room, get creative and transform your space. A simple table can transform the room and make your living space feel more complete and ready for your next soiree!

Here are some creative ideas for your next coffee table and some of our favourite on-trend pieces available from Maldini.

Small space? Time to get creative…

As rooms get smaller, we need to think more creatively about how we use our space, and the best layout for our living rooms. So, the question presents itself… Can a side table be used as a coffee table? Of course and better yet, why not!

In a smaller room where space is limited, a smaller side table can definitely serve as a central coffee table. In fact, when not needed you can move it back to its original position, whether this is next to a lounge set or sofa. And then, as the need arises, shift it back to the centre of a room to serve as a smaller functional coffee table for guests.

Take for instance the Deck Side Table by Porada. Now available from Maldini, this compact side table can serve as a mobile coffee table as needed. This stylish round side table, with a useful lip around one side, is made from solid Canaletta walnut which can be left natural, stained in wenge, or matt lacquered in a range of colours.

Nesting Tables and Matching Sets

A pair of matching side tables is another great way to anchor the room when placed centrally as a coffee table unit. They can be arranged to give the illusion of a single table but can also be pulled apart and used separately when necessary. This is a great option for small spaces that need versatile furniture options.

Fritz is one such modern table offering from Porada which comes in five different sizes, which are easy to match to create an entire installation of tables. This versatile contemporary side table has a square, triangular, oval or trapezoidal tabletop with a surrounding wood frame in solid canaletta walnut.

Another ideal option from Porada is Bigne. Available in three useful sizes, this smart, contemporary coffee table has a solid Frassino Ash wood frame which can be left natural, stained or matt lacquered in a range of colours. Furthermore, the table top can be selected in either matching wood, luxurious marble or cuoietto leather colours. The feet are brushed anthracite.

Modern Tray Tables

While still a table that can anchor a room, a tray table offers a little more than most traditional tables do. Tray tables are convenient for displaying some of your favourite wares. Just make sure they are light enough to be moved around with ease. The Cucu Side Table from Porada, now available from Maldini, is a beauty. This stylish side table has a removable tray made from beautifully smooth Canaletta walnut which sits on a smart metal frame.  Furthermore, the metal base can be chosen in chrome or lacquered in either white or black.


With so many great compact tables on offer, you can truly get creative and design a dreamy living room. These gorgeous finds are now available from Maldini.


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