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Coffee Table Trends-What’s Hot Right Now

The classic rectangle coffee table is quickly being passed over for newer and more updated shapes.  Current trends that are making waves include fresh new takes on round, square, mixed metal, and Lucite.  In this post we’ll explore some fun and exciting looks to freshen up your space.  Most rooms like the image of the white room with the black metal table consist of existing rectangular shapes from the sofa, rug, and even the room itself.  Therefore placing a more organic shape like round or kidney creates a better flow for the eye to follow.

Black Round


The round coffee table has become increasingly popular and can be found in so many varieties.  The Jigsaw Designers love mixing metal into a space for a touch of industrial modern.  The gold leaf Modern Glam table below is fresh and light enough to add into most any room.

Round Metal Arabesque

Carrera marble is the hottest look for kitchens and bathrooms renovations. Therefore this look is trending into the furniture market as well.  The marble makes a beautiful table top for coffee tables, and creates a look that is clean, bright and eye catching.  The mix of Carrera and the vintage look of the gold leaf legs in the image below are the perfect juxtaposition of modern and vintage.

Brass Marble Round

If you like the metal trend, but don’t want to love it for too long, CB2 designs a chrome and Carrera table that’s very affordable as seen pictured below.  Metal and wood styles nod to the industrial vibe that is still going strong, and the solid wood round or square tables will also fit nicely into the industrial modern look for a more organic feel.

Marble silver cb2


Industrial Round

Reclaimed Wood Round

We are also seeing a surge in tufted ottomans used as table again.  The beauty of a tufted ottoman is that you can recover as the trends in color and fabric change.  They have a timeless feel and have slightly more flexibility in their use.  In the images below, both the round tufted orange and the turquoise blue really pop in these rooms and give them added personality.

Turq Square Tufted

Orange Round Tufted

While Lucite is a strong material in many areas of design, the Lucite coffee table is sometimes the perfect addition to a room.  The square table below seems to float in the room’s monochromatic palate, not disturbing the serenity.   Furthermore, a Lucite table can complete a room and allow for the natural elements like light from a window or a rug to take center stage as shown in the second image of the round Lucite table.

Lucite square

round lucite

Square coffee tables have also become increasing popular like their relative square dining table.  The square table creates a perfect balance in sitting areas, and allows for better flow to the living area.  We love the white square table below for its intricate detail while being simple in shape and color.  It adds interest to a room with an artistic flair.

white square

Raffia Square

Smokey mirrors are being used on walls, dressers, dining tables and even coffee tables.  From clean and contemporary to antiqued and ornate this look is on the rise.

smokey mirror round

smoked miror brass

round metal silver

Whether you are in search for a statement table with wow factor or an understated one for simplicity, we hope this post will inspire you in a fresh new direction.  For more information on smokey mirrors or Lucite check out our archives for previous blogs on these topics.

multi metal round


For more information on top trends in coffee tables and resources visit the contact page on the Jigsaw Design Group website at www.jigsawdesigngroup.com.  Someone will quickly contact you with more information.  Please subscribe to the blog for more informative articles like these, and check out our Facebook page for more tips and images!  Be sure to ‘like us’ on Facebook!

Smoke and Mirrors

Smoked mirrors, also known as antiqued mirrors, are suddenly all the rage.  These vintage throw back mirrors are a fabulous way to add an antique touch with a modern spin to any room of the house or office.  Used in a variety of ways, smoked mirrors can be to add depth, light, and the optical illusion of more space.  Floor length wall mirrors, bar back splashes and even furniture are a few ways to integrate this look into your space.

The Jigsaw Designers love the smoky mirror trend and like finding unique ways to use this uber-cool accessory.  We like mixing the vintage vibe of the mirror with modern, traditional and even French decor.  It is a great accent for a table top or even an entire wall in your dining room like the image we have included below.   To be on-trend you can get the look easily by having a small piece cut for your dresser or make up table for a chic updated look.Dining room

Wall Mirr Bed

Smoked mirrors can be found in many different patinas, bronze and grey being most popular.  We’ve found they are also available in a wide variety of colors from hot pink to deep blue, but those just take a bit of research to find on-line.  Many shapes are available too; harlequin, square, individual tiles, rectangles as well as baroque.  So where might one find such mirrors?  Well, frankly, anywhere if you dig a little.  Vintage flea markets, design shops, on-line, or even homemade if you like a do it yourself project.

Mirror 1



The process of creating your own smoky mirror is a bit messy, but relatively easy.  Here are a few simple steps to follow, and a list of the supplies you will need: First you will need a mirror, after that you will need paint stripper, black patina, putty spreader, a chip brush, and silver paint.

Step 1: Wearing gloves, place the mirror face down on a protected surface in an area that is well-ventilated. Apply stripper to the back of the mirror and allow it to sit for a few hours, or until paint can be easily removed with a plastic scraper. Once the paint has been stripped, wash the mirror with soap and water and allow it to dry for a few hours.

Step 2: Dip the brush in a patina metal solution (we recommend Modern Masters) and apply it to the reflective surface of the mirror. Rinse with water to neutralize the reaction and allow to dry.

Step 3: Apply the silver paint (or color of choice) until the reflective surface is completely covered.  Once the paint is dry you have your smoky vintage mirror.


The Jigsaw Designers believe the smoky mirror will make a bigger statement when up against the traditional silver mirror.   This trend is sexy and here to stay so add a pop of vintage cool to you room for an updated twist on the average mirror.

Mirror 3

For more information on smokey mirrors and resources visit the contact page on the Jigsaw Design Group website at www.jigsawdesigngroup.com.  Someone will quickly contact you with more information.  Please subscribe to the blog for more informative articles like these, and check out our Facebook page for more tips and images!  Be sure to ‘like us’ on Facebook!