See how these homeowners serve up style, practicality, and a whole lot of creativity by using these unexpected items as coffee tables in their living rooms!

A TROLLEY


(Interior design by Md.Ma Design Consultants)

Depending on the occasion, a trolley can serve as a coffee table on wheels, or as extra serving space when parked next in the dining room. Mobile furniture is always a plus for small spaces as it allows the space to be adapted for various functions.

A BENCH


(Interior design by Dyel Pte Ltd)

Not only does the bench provide ample table space for books, coffee, and the occasional knick knack in this living room, it can also serve as extra seating when guests come over. An elongated bench also sits more proportionately with a narrow living room.

A TRUNK


(Interior design by Haire Living)

Having an old world-inspired trunk in the living room is a good-looking and clever alternative to run-of-the-mill coffee tables as it offers storage space as well! 

AN OIL BARREL


(Interior design by Space Sense)

Interior designer Kevin Teo, founder of Space Sense Studio, salvaged an oil barrel and spray painted it matte black for it to serve as an unusual coffee table to match this industrial-style home.

A CUSTOMISED MODULE


(Interior design by Space Vision Design)

With a customised coffee table, this homeowner is able to slide it neatly under the TV console when not in use. 

A TRAY 


(Interior design by Spacedge Designs)

Great for small households, a standard sized serving tray provides just enough space for a couple of drinks and remote controls. And when you have no need for a coffee table, simply fold it up and stow it away within seconds!

A PLATFORM


(Interior design by Spacedge Designs)

Give the living area a zen-like touch with this coffee table platform. With the table surface brought down low, it gives the space a more relaxed and casual vibe too.