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Top 10 Best Coffee Tables in the Philippines 2020 (Mandaue Foam, IKEA, and More)

Coffee tables are often regarded as an accent piece in the living room. While this is true, a coffee table is also a hardworking piece of furniture because it serves many functions – holding everyday items like remote controls and mobile phones, displaying your favorite trinkets, and serving as mini dining, crafting, or study table when family members want to hang-out in the sala.


Typically, coffee tables are purchased last – after the sofa, the TV console, and other appliances. Use this opportunity to select a table that will complete the look. Use it to anchor the room or the "cherry on top" that pulls every detail together. In this article, we prepared a buying guide, and our top 10 recommended coffee tables that you can purchase online.

  • Last updated: 09-15-2020
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How to Choose a Coffee Table – Buying Guide

Picking out a coffee table is similar to finding the final pieces of a puzzle. It must match your existing furniture to create a comfortable flow in the living space. Scroll down and let us guide you on what to consider before buying a coffee table.

Know the Right Length and Height Based on Your Sofa

Know the Right Length and Height Based on Your Sofa

A coffee table should either be half the length or 2/3 of your sofa. This ensures that your table will match the seating capacity of the couch. 


For example, the coffee table must have enough room for the drinks, food, and other small items that you or your guests will be placing on it. Otherwise, a small coffee table paired with a large sofa will only get crowded by too many objects - thus will look cluttered.


The perfect height, meanwhile, must not be 4 inches higher nor 4 inches lower than the seat or cushion of the sofa. A coffee table that is too low will strain your back and a coffee table that is too high will block your view, especially when you have decorations such as vases and trays.

Follow the 18-Inch Rule

Follow the 18-Inch Rule

Aside from the coffee table’s dimensions, also check whether the space in your room can accommodate it. Most interior decorators follow the “18-inch rule” – which refers to the ideal distance between a coffee table and the sofa


This way, the person sitting on the sofa is close enough to reach for the items on the table, for instance, the remote control or drinks. Also, having an 18-inch gap provides enough room for stretching out your legs. While this applies to most homes, also consider your size and height and check if this setup will be comfortable for you.


Of course, also consider the space on the other side of the coffee table. Usually, this area between the center table and the TV console serves as the main passageway in the room, so leave ample space for walking or passing through – at least 24 to 30 inches.

Select Between a Wooden or Glass-Top Table

Select Between a Wooden or Glass-Top Table

Wooden coffee tables are a popular choice for larger homes because they can instantly add warmth and coziness to a room. For smaller family rooms, go for a narrower table so it won’t overpower the limited space.


If your living room has too much wood pieces already, a glass top is a good option too, especially for small spaces. It is less bulky than wood and it will make the room look more open. Besides, it is easier to clean and also allows you to see the beautiful rug or floor underneath. Make sure that it comes with a sturdy base such as a metal or wood frame.


Both wood and glass tops are durable materials and can last for many years when well-maintained.

Pick a Coffee Table According to Your Needs and Design Taste

Pick a Coffee Table According to Your Needs and Design Taste

Most coffee tables are rectangular. These are perfect for displaying your favorite flowers, figurines, and other trinkets. You will have enough space for your décor in the middle and the rest of the table can still hold your drinks, food, remote control, and other everyday items.


Round tables are ideal for households with little ones. These don’t have sharp corners, which make them more kid friendly and less prone to accidents. Square tables are best paired with L-shape sectionals and large sofas because they balance the bulkiness of the couch.

Pick a Coffee Table According to Your Needs and Design Taste

On the other hand, if you enjoy resting your feet up after a tiring day, you can go for an ottoman or a center table with an upholstered surface. It is easy to clean plus you won’t be worrying about dents and scratches.


If you have a plain sofa and your living room needs more texture or dimension, consider a multi-table set. Also known as nesting tables, this set consists of 2-3 small tables with varying heights that can be overlapped. When arranged side by side, this can serve as an accent piece, as well as a space-saving solution when stacked together.

Consider a Coffee Table with Built-In Storage Compartments

Consider a Coffee Table with Built-In Storage Compartments

Some coffee tables have built-in storage compartments to maximize the floor area. Drawers are suitable for storing games, DVDs, chargers, and other items that you want to be tucked away.


Shadowbox tabletops, meanwhile, allow you to display your trinkets without compromising ample surface area for coffee, snacks and more frequently used items. Bottom shelves are also handy in storing extra blankets and magazines. 

Top 10 Best Coffee Tables to Buy Online

Choosing a coffee table is just like selecting a nice bag for your outfit. The right coffee table will complete the look of your living room and will provide additional storage space. Here are our 10 recommended coffee tables that you can purchase online. 

1

Mandaue FoamTammy Coffee Table

89528

₱7,650

Shape/DesignRectangular table with drawers
Dimensions112 cm (length) x 51 cm (depth) x 50 cm (height)
MaterialParticleboard and MDF
ColorAshwood veneer tabletop and White frame
2

Colorful Coffee Table Set

₱1,944

Shape/DesignMulti-table/Nesting table
Dimensions50-100 cm (length) x 40-45 cm (height)
MaterialWood
ColorAvailable in Pink+Pink, Pink+White, White+Gray, and Black+Yellow
3

Mandaue FoamBeldon Coffee Table

80151

₱5,400

Shape/DesignRectangular table with a metal trestle
Dimensions122 cm (length) x 61 cm (depth) x 48 cm (height)
MaterialMDF with wood veneer and metal legs
ColorBrown table top and Black frame
4

IKEALiatorp Coffee Table

₱13,909

Shape/DesignSquare table with a built-in shadowbox
Dimensions93 cm (length) x 93 cm (width) x 51 cm (height)
MaterialTempered glass, Fibreboard, Solid Beech and Particleboard
ColorWhite
5

Mandaue FoamChanel Coffee Table

80165

₱8,670

Shape/DesignRound glass table
Dimensions81 cm (width) x 81 cm (depth) x 45.5 cm (height)
MaterialTempered glass and Iron tube in a chrome-plated finish
ColorChrome
6

ManzanNordic Coffee Table

₱960

Shape/DesignRectangular table with round or smooth edges
Dimensions80 cm (length) x 40 cm (width) x 42.5 cm (height)
MaterialWood
ColorAvailable in Peach and White
7

Mandaue FoamLinnett Coffee Table

₱5,750

Shape/DesignRound table with marble print table top
Dimensions100.8 cm (diameter) x 46 cm (height)
MaterialMDF laminated with paper veneer and Solid firwood
ColorMarble print and Brown legs
8

Furniture Source PhilippinesSherbet Nesting Table

₱8,990

Shape/DesignNesting table
DimensionsTable 1: 50 cm (width) x 55 cm (depth), Table 2: 44 cm (width) x 55 cm (depth)
MaterialTable top (not indicated), Steel legs
ColorWhite
9

Mandaue FoamPalermo Bench

79615

₱4,100

Shape/DesignStorage bench and tufted seat
Dimensions80 cm (width) x 40 cm (depth) x 43 cm (height)
MaterialSolid wood and upholstered cushion
ColorBeige Linen
10

Elite EssentialsTempered Glass-Top Coffee Table

₱4,500

Shape/DesignRectangular table with metal frame
Dimensions100 cm (length) x 50 cm (width) x 43 cm (height)
MaterialTempered glass and metal frame
ColorAvailable in White and Black Frame

Compare the Best Coffee Tables

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1
Mandaue Foam Tammy Coffee Table 1

Mandaue Foam

2
Colorful Coffee Table Set 1

3
Mandaue Foam Beldon Coffee Table 1

Mandaue Foam

4
IKEA Liatorp Coffee Table 1

IKEA

5
Mandaue Foam Chanel Coffee Table 1

Mandaue Foam

6
Manzan Nordic Coffee Table 1

Manzan

7
Mandaue Foam Linnett Coffee Table 1

Mandaue Foam

8
Furniture Source Philippines Sherbet Nesting Table 1

Furniture Source Philippines

9
Mandaue Foam Palermo Bench 1

Mandaue Foam

10
Elite Essentials Tempered Glass-Top Coffee Table 1

Elite Essentials

Name

Tammy Coffee Table

Colorful Coffee Table Set

Beldon Coffee Table

Liatorp Coffee Table

Chanel Coffee Table

Nordic Coffee Table

Linnett Coffee Table

Sherbet Nesting Table

Palermo Bench

Tempered Glass-Top Coffee Table

Features

Coffee Table for Your Pinterest-Inspired Living Room

Versatile Pair of Coffee Tables

Industrial Meets Rustic

Built-In Shadowbox for Displaying Your Collection

Let Your Table Shine with a Chrome Frame

Kid-Friendly Coffee Table

Marble-Inspired Coffee Table for a Traditional Living Room

Nesting Tables Perfect for a Small Space

Repurposing a Tufted Seat

Spacious Tabletop and Bottom Shelf Made of Tempered Glass

Price₱7,650₱1,944₱5,400₱13,909₱8,670₱960₱5,750₱8,990₱4,100₱4,500
Shape/DesignRectangular table with drawersMulti-table/Nesting tableRectangular table with a metal trestleSquare table with a built-in shadowbox Round glass tableRectangular table with round or smooth edgesRound table with marble print table topNesting tableStorage bench and tufted seatRectangular table with metal frame
Dimensions112 cm (length) x 51 cm (depth) x 50 cm (height)50-100 cm (length) x 40-45 cm (height)122 cm (length) x 61 cm (depth) x 48 cm (height)93 cm (length) x 93 cm (width) x 51 cm (height)81 cm (width) x 81 cm (depth) x 45.5 cm (height)80 cm (length) x 40 cm (width) x 42.5 cm (height)100.8 cm (diameter) x 46 cm (height)Table 1: 50 cm (width) x 55 cm (depth), Table 2: 44 cm (width) x 55 cm (depth)80 cm (width) x 40 cm (depth) x 43 cm (height)100 cm (length) x 50 cm (width) x 43 cm (height)
MaterialParticleboard and MDFWoodMDF with wood veneer and metal legsTempered glass, Fibreboard, Solid Beech and ParticleboardTempered glass and Iron tube in a chrome-plated finishWoodMDF laminated with paper veneer and Solid firwoodTable top (not indicated), Steel legsSolid wood and upholstered cushionTempered glass and metal frame
ColorAshwood veneer tabletop and White frameAvailable in Pink+Pink, Pink+White, White+Gray, and Black+YellowBrown table top and Black frameWhiteChromeAvailable in Peach and WhiteMarble print and Brown legsWhiteBeige LinenAvailable in White and Black Frame
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How to Style Your Coffee Table

In the YouTube video above by Mandaue Foam Home TV, learn some tips on styling your coffee table – making sure that it looks homey yet functional.


Tips:

  1. Get a coffee table with the right size based on your existing sofa
  2. The décor should look good in all sides; avoid placing picture frames because these have a front and a back
  3. In styling a rectangular table, create a focal point, usually a tall decor in the middle, then at each side, put smaller objects with the same visual weight – these will balance the coffee table
  4. The decors on the table must blend with the colors of the room
  5. In decorating a round or square coffee table, create a triangle layout by placing your focal point at the tip, which is the part nearest to the sofa
  6. Complete the triangle layout by adding objects with varying heights
  7. For multi-table sets, don’t overcrowd by adding too many decors on both tables; rather treat it as a single table and place the items at the center
  8. Maximize the base or bottom shelf of the table by inserting baskets or large trays to create a functional and stylish storage space.

Spruce Up Your Family Room

Spruce Up Your Family Room

A home’s living room or sala is where the family gathers to bond and relax together. No matter the floor area, you can make the room both functional and comfortable by adding furniture, indoor plants and entertainment devices that the whole family can enjoy. Make your family room more homey with these products!

Summary

A coffee table serves so many functions in your living area. It can be used as a display area for trinkets, as a mini-snacking or study area, and sometimes as a footrest. It can also bring charm and coziness to your family room. Go for a wooden coffee table to add warmth or a glass-top to make the space look more open.


In choosing a coffee table for your home, always check its length and height; remember the 18-inch rule and go for the design with an extra storage space. You’ll know when the right one comes along when it doesn’t overpower the space but rather completes the look.


Author: Ayeza E. Mangulabnan

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