A coffee table is a type of low-lying table usually placed in the living room in front of a sofa or chairs. It typically has a flat top and is designed to provide a surface for holding items such as beverages, books, and decorative objects. Coffee tables can come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials, such as wood, glass, metal, or a combination of these materials. Some coffee tables have built-in storage drawers or shelves, for storing items out of sight. Coffee tables are often used as a centerpiece for a living room and can help to anchor the space. They are functional for holding items while entertaining guests or relaxing at home but can also add aesthetic value by complementing the overall style of the room.