Industrial Coffee Tables – What You Need to Know

Here at Steel Vintage, one of our best-selling range of items is our coffee tables. Available in a huge range of different materials with all the sturdiness and premium quality that Steel Vintage are known for, a vintage, industrial coffee table is an absolute must-have for any contemporary living room.

Here we’ve collected a common set of questions we regularly get from both our customers and those potentially looking to invest in a piece of Steel Vintage furniture and tried to answer them as comprehensively as possible. Of course, if you’re looking at one of our coffee tables but have some questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – after all, we’re here to help.

Will an industrial coffee table fit with my room?

One of the most common questions we get here relates to how a piece of industrial furniture – and particularly central pieces such as coffee tables – can be styled in order to fit in with more classic decor.

It’s a perfectly valid question. After all, who wants to put an item of furniture slap in the middle of their room only for it to stick out like a sore thumb?

However, industrial furniture is often very different in reality than it is in the imagination. Visions of jagged pieces of metal and harsh designs are very far from what much industrial furniture actually looks like, particularly that crafted by Steel Vintage.

Although our furniture takes cues from industrial design in terms of the materials used and the extremely sturdy build quality, we also appreciate the need for our furniture to be versatile and work in a number of different environments.

It’s for this reason that we have worked to create a range that covers a range of different decor styles. If you like your home to have the lived-in cosy look, then the bridge-inspired structure of the Bridge Coffee Table is certainly the right choice for you. Prefer minimalism and a clean, contemporary look? In which case the back-to-basics feel of the Artisan Coffee Table is sure to be the perfect option to complement your home!

WORKSHOP COFFEE TABLEWhat features should I look for in a coffee table?

A coffee table shouldn’t just be looked at from a practicality perspective – their presence in the center of one of the main rooms in your home makes them a vital part of your living arrangements. A coffee table is capable of breathing life and personality into a previously empty space, so it’s important to get the right one.

Key considerations when looking for a coffee table include:

  • How much space do you have? Taking up all your free floorspace with a table is never a good move, yet being too conservative can leave you with a table that is simply too small for the room, looking out of place and out of reach for anyone wanting to use it. Pick your sizes carefully!
  • What will you use it for? If you’re simply after a handy place to perch your hot drinks, then a simple, minimalist design will more than likely do the job for you. If you’re looking for function as well as form, a lower shelf section to store everyday items is a great way of keeping your room clutter-free.
  • How will it fit with the rest of your furniture? Already covered above in some detail, but it bears repeating. Your coffee table, even a small one, often becomes the fulcrum of your room by virtue of its placement and the amount of use it’ll get, so making sure the design, wood style (you can see our range of materials here) and general look of the table are in-keeping with the other key features of the room.


What styles of industrial coffee tables are available from Steel Vintage?

As mentioned earlier, at Steel Vintage we appreciate that every home, and every customer, is different. What is perfect for one home may not be an ideal fit in another. That’s why we’ve worked hard to incorporate the customer feedback we’ve accrued over the years to create a range of industrial coffee tables that tick all the boxes.

No matter if it’s a practical, storage-unit style piece or a basic table without the bells and whistles, you can trust Steel Vintage to deliver. Our coffee tables range from those that can seamlessly blend in with their surroundings, to those that can stand out and really help your home make a statement.

And remember, as with everything available from Steel Vintage, the images you see on the website are a guideline only. We make everything by hand in our workshop, and as such can customise everything – from the type, the colour, the distressing of the wood, even down to the finish of the steel. It’s for this reason, combined with our classic designs and the incredible standards of workmanship exhibited in our furniture, that has established Steel Vintage as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of vintage industrial furniture. We hope that in putting your trust in us, we can help you find the best furniture for your home!