There are myriad opportunities to make a bold statement in your home, from bookshelves to artwork, lighting or flooring. But some of those choices can be rather expensive and permanent. It’s always nice to find opportunities for a quick change that will have major impact. Case in point, your coffee table. Everyone has at least one. But coffee tables are too often incredibly pedestrian, and if truth be told, poorly made out of cheap materials.

But your coffee table actually presents an amazing opportunity to have an eye-catching moment in the middle of your living room. Today’s Idea to Steal is all about oversized black coffee tables. I am totally smitten.

Idea to Steal: Black Coffee Tables on apartment 34 Idea to Steal: Black Coffee Tables on apartment 34

These black coffee tables are substantial and cannot be ignored. I love the huge scale of these tables. The chubby legs are grounding and they offer plenty of surface area for styling, but also for practical purposes – like eating dinner in front of the TV (#reallife).

Idea to Steal: Black Coffee Tables on apartment 34 Idea to Steal: Black Coffee Tables on apartment 34

If you’re feeling a little skittish about adding black to your living room, you can slow play it. Pair a smaller black coffee table to mix in other materials and soften the look. Consider options with brass, a smoke glass top or maybe a white oak. But I definitely love the look of those tables that are large and in charge. Sadly, I’m not sure where to find such oversized coffee tables. In all likelihood they’re something you have to have custom made, but the round table above is called the Offset Coffee table, designed by Philippe Malouin for Resident out of New Zealand. I always love a good excuse to go down under!

What say you? Would you swap out your coffee table for something this bold?

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