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A single coffee table or a nest of tables – which would you choose?

Hudson Living Kielder Oak Nest of Tables

At Modish Living, we conduct regular polls on Houzz and Instagram. We love knowing what our customers and followers think of the latest must-have trend or interior design style – sometimes, the answers surprise us!

In this instance, we asked people about occasional tables. Would they opt for a single coffee table or a nest of coffee tables?

We Asked, You Answered

It was an almost even split between out followers opting for a single coffee table to those who loved the versatility of a nest of coffee tables.

Whilst the answer may not give us a decisive ‘one way or the other’ answer, it gives a clear message – the coffee table, no matter its shape or form, is an essential, must-have piece of furniture in the living room.

In fact, a lounging space without a coffee table is not as easy to use and somehow, looks unfinished. This is because the coffee table is the item that helps frame the room. Which is your coffee table of choice?

A single coffee table

The styles we choose to use in this poll reflects two our best-selling ranges – the un-complex Scandinavian furniture range and the Hudson collection, a range of modern appealing items that ooze luxury and sophistication.

Wycombe Oak Rectangle Coffee Table

When it comes to choosing a single coffee table, there are a few things to consider. Do you need a coffee table with storage, for example? How small or large does it need to be to be useful for your home?

The Hudson coffee table has a lower shelf ideal for storing various items. Its simple design is superb in any living room.

Along similar lines is the Wycombe coffee table with a ladder shelf beneath and a beautiful expanse of coffee table top. A large coffee table made from the finest oak there is a pleasing simplicity about this item too.

Perfect for framing a living room sofa, the design and light colour sill be pleasing to those who enjoy the Scandinavian style in the home.

Why not…?

As an alternative, why not use a reclaimed wood blanket box as a coffee table with storage in the living room? perfect for hiding a multitude of sins when unexpected guests arrive.

A nest of coffee tables

The beauty of a nest of tables is the versatility that it offers you when it comes to expanding and retracting to meet the ‘demand’ of coffee cups, cocktails glasses… and the like!

The box shape is so very pleasing, so simple, uncluttered and far from overbearing that the Hudson oak nest of tables is a sheer delight in any living room. 

Hudson Living Kielder Oak Nest of Tables

Most interior design styles demand at some point in their orchestration, simplicity that is understated. Smaller details such as adding nests of coffee tables into a room is a way of adding storage and other solutions, without cluttering the space.

Everything about this set is divine, right down to its small cubed feet.

Which would you choose?

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