If you want to add design-forward sophistication to your living room, an art deco coffee table might be just the solution. Now, in 2020, art deco decor harkens back a century ago, to the Roaring Twenties (think The Great Gatsby), but the style's roots actually began before World War 1. Then, like now, it conveyed luxury and a modern, forward-thinking sensibility, and it still has glamorous, shiny appeal, with jewel tones, gilded finishes, sleek lines, and geometric elements. And as one design writer predicted a while back, art deco may just be the new midcentury modern.
Want to give it a try? A coffee table is the perfect way to dip your toe into the style. Just take a look at these eight art deco coffee tables we've been admiring.
This round marble-top coffee table comes in tons of very art deco-esque combinations: black marble with chrome, black marble with brass, white marble with brass, and more. It'll add a bit of deco flair to any style room without being too over the top.
This rectangular black wire-brushed wood coffee table with geometric brass-colored frame is simple, but still evokes the hard edges and finishes of art deco style. (P.S. It has hidden storage.)
Art deco style is known for being glamorous — so why not go all out? This coffee table by Danish design company Hay has an all-over brass finish that's evocative of art deco metallic detailing — but its clean lines and angular design keep it looking modern.
Art deco but make it 2020: This coffee table's shape and exposed brass legs evoke Deco design, but the glossy pink finish adds a fresh, soft, updated take.
Take a cue from this sleek art deco coffee table design, square tray on one side, and an inlaid black marble top on the other, supported by a brushed-gold steel frame. We think it looks particularly luxe paired with a velvet sofa.
With glossy black surfaces and gold detailing, this oval-and-rectangle art deco coffee table is channeling the classic style beautifully. We particularly love the mirrored oval shelf below, providing a little extra space to display a few of your favorite objects.
Somehow this super-geometric art deco coffee table pairs metal, brass, and a marble top — but doesn't feel blocky or too heavy.
These two clean-lined, curvilinear black coffee tables have plenty of art deco appeal. And, they offer endless configurations: Slide one partially beneath the other for a tiered look, or arrange them separately.