Every living room needs a coffee table. Otherwise you're just looking at a big old empty space in the middle of the room. My living room was in dire need of one ever since I donated my old one away. Let me emphasize "old".
After searching and shopping for one it seems for endless days, I came to a decision. I wanted one with storage because the old one always became cluttered with books and magazines and what have you. No matter how many times I put order to the mess, there was never any room to place my coffee cup.
Just a quick mention, I absolutely love when Amazon customer reviewers include their own photos in addition to the ones Amazon provides. You are able to see the item in different decor settings which really help to visualize how it will look in your own home.
So I searched and shopped again for a coffee table with storage and find I did. Now I just need to decide which one is the best coffee table with storage that will be a perfect match for my living room.
I always begin my search on Amazon with the items that have the highest number of customer ratings with 5 stars but 4 stars is good too. Then I read through some of the comments especially those written by Verified Purchasers - both the good and the bad reviews. This information helps me to narrow down the features that I want such as color of wood, size, style and, of course, price.
So without further adieu, here are my 5 top choices.
Customer comments affirm that it is easy to assemble although the instructions seem to be missing a few steps but it seems most put it together in 10 to 20 minutes.
It is a great sturdy coffee table at a great price measuring 48" wide x 24" deep x 18" high.
My only concern was that it might be a little too rustic looking to suit my living room but thanks to number of images sent in by customers to Amazon, I was pleased at how great it looked even in more modern decor.
It is made from solid hardwood and not press board or fiberboard. The hardware on the drawers are in a beautiful pewter finish.
I was pleased to read from the customer reviews that assembling it was really easy.
The price is a little higher than my previous choice but still a very affordable and a good deal for the quality you are getting.
Measuring at 24" in depth x 44" in length x 20" in width, this is also a great choice for my living room.
The price reflects that it is made from pressboard, however, it still manages to exude a quality look.
It measures 35.3" long x 16.7" wide x 19.3" deep.
I have concerns about the ease or complexity of assembling it. Customers report taking anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour to assemble it. I love this coffee table with its unique ability to transform into a desk but would I have the patience to put it together?
Its overall measurements are 38.75" wide x 21.25" deep x 18.75" high.
From the customer reviews, the assembling may take you a little longer (about an hour) but it is still relatively easy to do.
Its ample storage space make this one a definite contender to be my final choice.
Priced slightly higher but still very reasonable, it measures 38.5 in W x 17 in D x 16 in H.
My biggest concern with this is I know from personal experience that acrylic scratches easily and not as easy to remove. So what is the best cleaner to use and to remove accidental scratches? Customers suggest using Novus 1, 2, 3 Plastic Polish and Scratch Remover Kit. Here is the link: http://amzn.to/2thDHwm
On the plus side, there is no assembly required! As beautiful as it is, still I worry about the limited storage space and that it might be to modern and out of step with my living room decor.