The 1950s brought us the grand tradition of living room dining, made possible by TV dinners, trays and mid-century modern coffee tables.
After moving my vintage coffee table to the tiki bar, I set out to find a replacement. I wanted something that wouldn’t be dwarfed by my long living room sofa—with room to keep the TV dinner tradition alive.
Here are the top mid-century modern coffee tables I found.
- MCM Storage Coffee Tables
- Modern Glass Coffee Tables
- Retro Mod Coffee Tables
- My Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table Pick
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MCM Storage Coffee Tables
Modern Glass Coffee Tables
Glass top coffee tables are perfect for showing off a modern base or avoiding water rings. You wouldn’t want a wood top blocking your view of this stylish table.
Retro Mod Coffee Tables
My Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table Pick
There are so many pretty options, but one jumped out at me right away. I had to have West Elm’s Marcio Display Coffee Table, with its modern angles and rounded trapezoid shape.
You can display your favorite MCM coffee table books and magazines under the tempered glass top, protected from spills. And at 46 inches wide there’s room for two happy diners.
The glass top shows more dust and smudges than a wood top, but it’s also safe from water stains. It’s worth the extra cleaning because it’s basically a work of art.
Furniture Delivery Delays
That said, just be aware that delivery might take longer than expected. After I placed my order, the status changed to backordered, and the delivery date was pushed back a couple times.
But eventually my coffee table showed up, and I’m glad I waited. It was clearly the only one for me.
Once you track down the right coffee table, you might also like these resources for styling your MCM living room.
- Beautiful mid-century modern coffee table books to display
- Cozy modern throw blankets for your sofa
- Mid-century modern decor guide