Remember Cosmo Kramer's coffee table book on coffee tables that even turns into a mini coffee table? While picturing this makes us chuckle, it also reminds us of the importance of having a strong, practical and durable coffee table. If you have an old coffee table that is lacking in functionality and/or aesthetics, consider giving it new life by adding a beautiful granite top. Granite slabs are incredibly durable and resistant to heat, stains and antibacterial buildup. Plus, the colors and patterns that you can potentially incorporate into an interior design with your granite coffee table can give the space a whole new look and feel.
1. What do I want this coffee table to do for this space aesthetically? Do I want it to be a focal point? Do I want it to add color? Or, do I want it to blend in with the existing color palette?
2. What style are you going for? Do you want your granite coffee table to be chic and modern or traditional and rustic?
3. Do you plan on moving the table around for different entertaining situations? Would a thinner and lighter slab, therefore, be better? Or, does the look of a thicker slab appeal to you more?
For inspiration, here are a few different coffee table designs with granite tops.
This white granite stone coffee table
with a rough natural finish and a simple black base adds the perfect amount of sophistication to this eclectic midcentury modern space.
Black polished granite on a French brass table creates a chic cocktail table
for this jewel toned, contemporary living room.