If you’re like most people, you’re spending a lot more time at home lately. As a result, you’ve likely noticed some deficiencies in your home environment. Now is a great time to chuck the coffee table made of cinder blocks and particle board, carried over from your dorm days, and upgrade to adult furniture, complete with fun and functional accessories.
Whether you’re seeking greater personal enjoyment of your space or prepping to welcome guests back into your home at some later date, here are a few coffee table essentials you can’t do without.
Salty Surfboard Coffee Table – B59 Edition
Want to bring that carefree coastal vibe into your living spaces? The place to start is with this authentic surfboard in black or white, set atop a beechwood stand in mid-century modern styling. At just under 60 inches long, it’s a great size for even smallish living rooms, and rounded edges help to minimize potential for injury. The surface is scratch resistant and this model is suited to both indoor and outdoor use, so you can prop your feet in front of the telly or sip suds with your buds (social distancing style) on the patio.
Forest: A Journey Through Wild and Magnificent Landscapes
Renowned naturalist writer Henry David Thoreau famously said, “I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” Perhaps he was talking about how nature is a balm for the soul, and how communing with it makes us feel as though we’re part of a larger whole. Forest takes a walk through the literal and proverbial woods, with stunning photography by Roo Lewis and a narrative on the transformative power of the human relationship with trees by Matt Collins. It’s one coffee table book you’ll actually read.
Bexar Goods Outland Moto Valet Tray
Coffee tables can easily become a catch-all for clutter. This pressure-molded valet in vegetable tanned leather is just what you need to corral keys, loose change, wallets, watches, sunglasses, lip balm, and anything else you might pull from your pockets when you sit down to relax. At just under eight inches square, it can even fit your remote and a few spare batteries. Or you might want to use it sparingly to display the sweet Outland Moto graphic embossed in the center.
Square Trade Goods Big Sur Candle
With aromas redolent of redwoods, campfires, and briny ocean breezes, you’ll be whisked away to the relaxing atmosphere of Big Sur on the California coastline every time you spark this evocative candle. With U.S.-grown soy wax and natural fragrance oils (including cedarwood, musk, sandalwood, sea salt, and smoke), you can support both natural and locally-sourced production (these candles are hand-poured in Richmond, VA with 100% American-made ingredients). You’ll also enjoy the romantic appeal of dark glass and 50 to 60 hours of burn time.
Printworks Classic Dominos
Remember playing dominos as a kid? Unless you’re a senior citizen, the answer is probably no, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn to enjoy this classic game while you’re staying in this weekend and desperate for literally any form of entertainment. Get in on some old-school fun with wooden game pieces in modern blue, thanks to trendy, Swedish design. With attractive packaging, you’ll want to display this game on your coffee table when not in use. Instructions included for noobs.
Sonos One Speaker
Solo dance parties are a great way to get away from your remote work setup for a few minutes to sneak in some exercise and reboot your brain. This tiny speaker is small enough to sit unobtrusively on any coffee table, at just under seven inches tall, but you’ll still enjoy the rich, powerful audio produced by two class-D amps, a mid woofer, and a tweeter. Voice control works with Alexa and Google Assistant so you can conveniently shuffle your playlist or tune in to Sonos Radio with the Sonos app.
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