What’s Difference Between Cocktail Table and Coffee Table?

Difference Between Cocktail Table and Coffee Table

When do the cocktail tables and coffee tables appear? What do they shape? What are the differences… To know more about the differences between cocktail table and coffee table, as well as acquire the awesome table ideas, you must go on this post.

Part 1. What is cocktail table?

According to many websites and books, cocktail table turned up in 1990s, but it became popular in roaring 20’s. It originally was a low table for putting a cocktail to relax or cocktail party. Then it is developed to hold the drinks and books. Generally a cocktail table was slighter than a coffee table but now there is no obvious difference between them.

Rectangular Cocktail Table

Rectangular Cocktail Table

 

Part 2. What is coffee table?

Do you think coffee table is for holding a cup of coffee? The answer is not clear since someone said that coffee table got the name for holding coffee-table books. This table came in vogue in late Victorian times. It is also a low table placed in front of the sofa in the living room.

Round Coffee Table with Drawers

Round Coffee Table with Drawers

 

Part 3. Differences Between Cocktail Table and Coffee Table?

The cocktail table and coffee table are low-lying table for the living room and even placed in the same position. It is hard to distinguish them while if you still tend to know differences, there is a strong distinction between cocktail table and coffee table. A cocktail tabletop is square or rectangular while a coffee tabletop is usually round or oval.

Besides, coffee tables would be sturdier and thicker but shorter than cocktail tables. In some extents, cocktail tables are more formal and elegant than coffee tables.

 

Part 4. 12 Awesome Tables for Both Cocktail and Coffee

Square Table

  1. Tirsoo Square Drum Table with Storage

This modern minimalist square coffee table fits for a living room and office. It is made of environmental-friendly oak/walnut lacquered ash veneered MDF board and pinewood drawers. One large drawer can store plenty of books, magazines and more, and declutter the tabletop. The hidden handle of the drawer keeps the whole appearance simple and sleek. It updates the detailed settings, which utilizes the silent guide rails to let you open drawer smoothly and silently.

  • Color: Black; Brown
  • Dimension:

Overall Product: 39.37″L x 39.37″W x 14.17″H

Drawer: 20.28″L x 10.43″W x 6.30″H

  • Weight: 62 Pounds
  • Materials:

Top Material: Oak/Walnut Lacquered Ash Veneered MDF Board

Base Mateial: Oak/Walnut Lacquered Ash Veneered MDF Board

Drawer: Solid Wood, Pinewood

Tirsoo Square Drum Table with Storage

Tirsoo Square Drum Table with Storage

  1. Trapezoid White Cocktail/Coffee Table with Square Sintered Stone Tabletop

Combing the sintered stone surface and carbon steel base, this white coffee table with square tabletop is stable and firm. The unique pattern on the surface unveils chic and elegant vibe, which bring infinite art to your living room or office. Due to the simple design and easy-to-clean material, you don’t need to invest too much time to do some cleaning.

  • Color: White
  • Dimension:

S: 31.50″L x 31.50″W x 15.75″H

L: 39.37″L x 39.37″W x 15.75″H

  • Weight: S: 219 lbs / L: 264 lbs
  • Materials: Sintered Stone, MDF, Carbon Steel
White Square Cocktail Table

White Square Cocktail Table

  1. Modern Concise Square Coffee Table

The sleek coffee table in brown or black is featured with two drawers to fulfill your daily storing need. Carbonized wood veneered table with MDF inside ensures the firmness and steadiness. This square low-lying table is perfect for enjoying cocktail or coffee while talking with your friends. There are three sizes and two colors for selection for your personal living room design.

  • Color: Black; Brown
  • Dimension:

S: 31.50 x 31.50 x 13.78 inch

M: 35.43 x 35.43 x13.78 inch

L: 39.37 x 39.37 x 13.78 inch

  • Weight: S: 106 lbs / M: 132 lbs / L: 162 lbs
  • Materials:

Black: MDF, Black Oak

Brown: MDF, Carbonized Wood Veneer

Concise Square Coffee Table

Concise Square Coffee Table

Round Table

  1. Drum Coffee Table with 2 Solid Wood Drawers

Drum-shaped coffee tables receive favourable reviews, especially this modern round coffee table with storage. The sintered stone tabletop does well in daily use and resisting to heat, stain and scratch, so it finely performs for holding the hot coffee and drinks. If you pick up different colors of the table, the table bases are made of distinct materials, metal or wood texture included, which will display different styles.

  • Color: Black; White
  • Dimension:

S: 31.5 Dia x 12.76 inch

M: 35.40 Dia x 12.76 inch

L: 39.37 Dia x 12.76 inch

  • Weight: S: 88 lbs / M: 110 lbs / L: 132 lbs
  • Materials:

Tabletop Material: Sintered Stone

Base Material: Carbonized Veneer/Oak Veneer

Drawers: Solid Wood

Round Coffee Table with Drawers

Round Coffee Table with Drawers

  1. Round Cocktail Table or Coffee Table with Oak Veneer

Featured with similar design to the fourth one, the round drum table provides two drawers for storing. Sintered stone tabletop with elegant pattern will add classy vibe to your home. The qualified wood veneered MDF body and base can ensure long lifespan. Don’t worry about the noise of drawers’ opening and closing. The soft-close silent guide will improve your using experience.

  • Color: White, Dark Gray
  • Dimension:

S: 35.43″Diameter x14.17″H

L: 39.37″Diameter x14.17″H

  • Weight: S: 110 lbs / L: 132 lbs
  • Materials:

Tabletop Material: Sintered Stone

Base Material: Stainless steel

Drawers: Solid Wood

Round Cocktail Table

Round Cocktail Table

  1. Minimalist Black Drum Coffee Table with Concrete

Want an industrial, vintage and eclectic home design? This minimalist drum coffee table should be the first option, which is made of concrete. The PU painted surface is able to resist scratches and stains, so people can clean the stains of coffee, water or other drinks with ease. Additionally, you don’t need to take you hands to install it since it is fully-assembled.

  • Color: White; Black
  • Dimension:

S: 31.5″Diameter x 13.8″H

M: 39.4″Diameter x 13.8″H

L: 47.2″Diameter x 13.4″H

  • Weight: S: 61 lbs / M: 95 lbs / L: 131/ XL:153 lbs
  • Materials: Concrete,PU Paint, Scratch-resistant Surface
Black Drum Coffee Table with Concrete

Black Drum Coffee Table with Concrete

Rectangular Table

  1. Modern Rectangular Coffee Table

A rectangular table combines functionality and safety together. There are four large drawers for keeping anything, which is designed with curved edge to prevent people getting injured. Moreover, the drawers without handles but users can open it silently and smoothly with a simple action: press the middle of the drawer and the drawer will come out. Choose the right color of the five to match with your sofa and TV stand.

  • Color: Wood, White, Black, Wood & Black, Black & Gray
  • Dimension:

Overall Dimension: 51.18″L x 27.55″W x 13.77″H

Drawers Dimension: 23.62″L x 11.81″W x 4.72″H

  • Weight: 144 lbs
  • Materials:

Top Material: Walnut/Oak Lacquered Ash Veneered MDF Board

Base Material: Manufactured Wood

Drawers Material: Solid Wood, Pinewood

Surface of Drawers: Baking Finish

Modern Rectangular Coffee Table

Modern Rectangular Coffee Table

  1. Concise Rectangular Wooden Lowline Coffee Table

Also set with 4 drawers, the concise rectangle table can be used as a cocktail table or coffee table. It provides four open compartments above the drawers for holding some gadgets. Its streamlined design of rounded corners are safe and would not influence its beauty. Those colors can suit for modern, vintage, farmhouse or other home styles.

  • Color: Black & Wood, Wood & White, Black & Gray, Black & White
  • Dimension:

S: 47.24″L x 23.62″W x 14.96″H

L: 51.18″L x 27.55″W x 14.96″H

  • Weight: S: 114 lbs / L: 127 lbs
  • Materials: Wood Veneer MDF,Damper Buffer
Rectangular Wooden Lowline Coffee Table

Rectangular Wooden Lowline Coffee Table

  1. Nora Modern White Cocktail Table with 2 Drawers

The white coffee table is right for a stylish and bright living room. The tempered glass tabletop, piano finished surface, golden pulls and legs reveal the elegant and classy flair. The reflective tabletop is easy to clean and scratch-resistant. The golden electroplated stainless steel feet is corrosion and heat proof. It offers aesthetic design to the living spaces but does not forget the storing needs and completes with four large-capacity drawers.

  • Color: White
  • Dimension: 51.18″L x 27.55″W x 19.29″H
  • Weight: 88 lbs
  • Materials: MDF, Tempered Glass Table Top, Stainless Steel Legs

Note: This product is not available now but you can still find the awesome coffee tables here.

Modern White Cocktail Table with 2 Drawers

Modern White Cocktail Table with 2 Drawers

Oval Tables

  1. Povison Donicy Wood Oval Coffee Table Set

This unique table is one of the top picks from Povison Donicy. Simple but sleek design creates an attractive centrepiece in your living room. For perfectly matching with low sofa and wood furniture in the living room, it maintains the natural wood texture and carbon steel frame. The table set for both cocktail and coffee tends to fit modern farmhouse, vintage, rustic design.

  • Color: Black & Walnut
  • Dimension:

Single Black Coffee Table: 35.4″L x 31.5″W x 11.0″H / 39.4″L x 35.4″W x 11.0″H

Single Walnut Coffee Table: 39.4″L x 35.4″W x13.4″H / 43.3″L x 39.4″Wx13.4″H

Coffee Table Sets: 35.4″L Black + 39.4″L Walnut / 39.4″L Black + 43.3″L Walnut

  • Weight:

Single Black Coffee Table: 55/62 LBS

Single Walnut Coffee Table: 62/66 LBS

Coffee Table Sets: 117/128 LBS

  • Materials: Solid Wood, Carbon Steel Frame

Note: This product is not available now but you can still find the awesome coffee tables here.

Wood Oval Coffee Table Set

Wood Oval Coffee Table Set

  1. Modern Oval White Stone Table

The perfect combination of sintered stone and golden titanium-plated stainless steel legs becomes the centerpiece of the living room. You will be attracted by the oval tabletop with clear veining pattern. The piano finished surrounding and stone tabletop provides great touch experience. The two spacious storage drawers will keep your magazines from dust.

  • Color: White
  • Dimension: 51.18 x 27.55 x 15.74 inch
  • Weight: 138.60 lbs
  • Materials: Piano Finish MDF,Sintered Stone, Brushed Titanium-Plated Stainless Steel

Note: This product is not available now but you can still find the awesome coffee tables here.

Modern Oval White Stone Table

Modern Oval White Stone Table

  1. Modern White Stone Ribbed Oval Coffee Table

Ribbed design and hidden pulls make this table integrated but it conceals 4 drawers and 2 compartments with doors for storage. The oval-shaped table is able to protect people bumping. The golden lines and legs comes with this sintered stone tabletop, fitting well for light-luxury living spaces.

  • Color: White
  • Dimension: 51.8 x 27.56 x 19.68 inch
  • Weight: 134 lbs
  • Materials: E1-grade MDF, Sintered Stone,Gold-plated Stainless Steel

Note: This product is not available now but you can still find the awesome coffee tables here.

White Stone Ribbed Oval Coffee Table

White Stone Ribbed Oval Coffee Table

Jenny Smith

Jenny Smith, the senior editor of Povison, enjoys observing the things about home improvement and furniture decoration. If you have any idea, contact her for further discussing.

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