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Some people get their kicks from the latest installment of the “Star Wars” saga. For others, it’s discovering vintage comic books or anticipating the latest video game. For me, I geek out on furniture — specifically coffee tables. These functional pieces are great for everything from gathering with friends and family to setting down your drinks to putting your feet up (or if you’re like me, eating dinner while watching reruns of “Law & Order: SVU”). And while the straight edges of a rectangular coffee table might be the go-to choice for many, sometimes right angles turn out to be the wrong fit for a room. This is where opting for a modern, round coffee table will save the day.
By helping you maximize every square inch of your small space, round coffee tables give you more walking room, allowing for better traffic flow. Rounded edges can also soften your aesthetic and may simply fit better with the size, shape, and placement of your sofa — and all the while, your tired feet will never know the difference. I’ve pulled together 15 of my favorite modern round coffee tables (in a mix of price points and styles) to set you off in the right direction when searching for your perfect piece. Watch out for the dangerously stunning curves ahead.
Sarah M. Vazquez also contributed to reporting.