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21 Distressed Coffee Table Ideas

Farmhouse Rustic Coffee Tables That Looks Expensive (But Won’t Hurt Your Wallet)

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There’s no better way to introduce the comfort of the farmhouse style into your living room than with a charming, distressed coffee table. It’s the center of your living space—a place where your family and friends gather for game nights, movie screenings, and book clubs. If you’re searching for a farmhouse coffee table to tie together the desired rustic aesthetic into your living room or if you have other distressed decor to match, we can help you find a high-quality distressed wood coffee table under $250.

When sticking to a strict budget, you don’t want to rush into buying the first budget-friendly coffee table you find, only to have it fall apart a year later. You need a quality piece, but for a fraction of the cost.

We’ve uncovered 21 high-quality, yet budget-friendly distressed coffee tables (cost between $115 and $250) to help you get the most bang for your buck. We did the heavy lifting so you don’t have to (until your new distressed coffee table arrives in the mail).


Round table on wheels with a shelf at the bottom

Brien Wheel Distressed Round Coffee Table

Hunting for a rustic and kid-friendly coffee table doesn’t always go hand in hand—but that’s not the case today! This round industrial coffee table checks all our boxes for a sturdy metal frame, distressed wood planks, wheels for functionality, and it’s curved silhouette.

Wooden rectangular table with storage baskets

Distressed Farmhouse-Chic Coffee Table with Storage Baskets

You asked for farmhouse chic, and we answered! This white distressed wood coffee table gives shows off plenty of rustic charm, while the wicker storage baskets pack in the functionality. This charming coffee table gives you plenty of storage space.


Wooden rectangular table with a shelf and 2 drawers

Rustic Minimalist Coffee Table with Drawers

Maybe you’re more of a minimalist. If that’s the case, this is a unique distressed coffee table to solve all your storage problems. It has drawers to store your remotes, books, magazines, board games, and other items so you can keep the top clutter-free.


Round wooden table with metal support

Rustic Round Wood Coffee Table with Metal Accents

Are you ready to think outside the box? Introduce this round distressed coffee table into your living room, creating the ideal place for your guests to gather around. The chic industrial legs make this table extremely sturdy.


Wooden rectengular lif top table, storage under the top, shelf on the bottom

Rustic Lift Top Coffee Table with Hidden Storage

Have too much stuff in your living room and nowhere to put it? Need a place to hide clutter when guests come over? Want storage that doesn’t look like storage? This wooden rustic lift top coffee table offers sneaky storage compartments to help simplify (and declutter) your space—at least from the outside looking in.


Rectengular wooden table with drawers and metal legs

Savala Rustic Mid-Century Coffee Table with Storage

Hairpin legs prop up a rustic, wooden coffee table featuring two drawers to create the coffee table of your dreams. Ample storage allows you to stash away clutter. Its finish is modern, yet rustic, creating an effortlessly chic centerpiece for your living room.


Wooden rectengular table with muli-colored shelf

Rustic Weatherworn Coffee Table

Sturdy and well-made, this weatherworn farmhouse wooden coffee table offers a rustic, yet sophisticated look.  It will hold up to heavy, long-term use, and the spacious shelf underneath provides a ton of storage space for practical use.


Rustic white wooden rectengular table

Damm White Rustic Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

Truly one-of-a-kind, this unique white distressed coffee table boasts a woodgrain finish for offering the rustic charm of modern farmhouse design to your decor. It features an uneven surface with gentle scratches for an antique, vintage feel that will make it feel as though your family has been using it for years.


Grey wooden rectengular table, shelf at the bottom, metal corners caps

Arsenault Rustic Farmhouse Coffee Table

This wood coffee table strikes a two-tier rectangular silhouette on four chunky square legs, while black metal corner caps and X-frame stretchers offer added character and charm. Its lower shelf is great for fanning out issues of your favorite magazines, while the top surface provides a perfect platform for coasters and remotes.


Wooden square table with metal legs

Ebro Rustic Square Coffee Table

If you’re looking for a coffee table that can be the focal point of your living room, then this is it.

The wooden top boasts a beautiful, rustic pattern, atop industrial metal legs. This piece will match nearly any decor, blending in and standing out at the same time.


Wooden rectengular table with metal hairpin legs

Cataleya Rustic Mid-Century Coffee Table

Chevron engrained wood stips atop hairpin legs, creating a rustic beauty that will be sure to stand out in any room. It’s the perfect coffee table to pull closer to the couch for snacks, coffee,  or tea, or to showcase your favorite candles and trinkets.


Grey wooden rectengular table, grey shelf

Asbury Wooden Coffee Table with Storage

This reclaimed wood coffee table is nice and chunky if you’re going for a truly rustic farmhouse look.  With its distressed finish and soft stain, this coffee table brings a rustic vibe to your favorite living space. It also brings plenty of functionality with its open shelving storage underneath.


Wooden square table, metal frame, shelf at the bottom

Harva Distressed Wooden Farmhouse Coffee Table

Who needs a rectangle when you can have a square? The minimalist design of this coffee table creates a clutter-free and clean space. With its distressed wood top, it fits a classic farmhouse theme, while the metal industrial legs add a bit of vintage flair to make it fit any space.

Wooden rectengular table with metal legs, wooden shelf

Knapp Modern Farmhouse Coffee Table with Storage

With black-finished metal frame and wood elements, this contrasting distressed farmhouse coffee table fits right into contemporary lofts and modern farmhouses alike. You can store magazines, books, candles, photo frames, and other items on the bottom shelf.


Wooden rectengular table, metal legs and corner caps, a shelf at the bottom

Cainsville Distressed Coffee Table with Storage

Tastefully designed for a reclaimed aesthetic, this distressed gray coffee table combines a manufactured-wood tabletop, metal accents, and ample storage. It’s rustic, simple looks give it an edgy thrift store vibe.


Lift-top rectengular rustic table, a shelf at the bottom divided into two starages

Rustic Lift-Top Coffee Table

This distressed coffee table with storage is a homerun—beautiful, rustic finish, ample shelving, and a lift top that provides always-welcome extra storage! Who can say no to that?


Mid-century table with 4 spaces for 2 drawers and 2 shelves

Mid-Century Rustic Coffee Table with Storage Shelf

With warm wood tones and trendy vintage features, this mid-century coffee table brings a country distressed, cozy flair to your living room and can match your rustic home furniture while tying in any more modern pieces in your space.


Rustic square wooden table, metal legs and wooden shelf at the bottom

Hardt Rustic Wood & Iron Coffee Table with Storage

Shake things up with a square coffee table as your living room’s focal point. This small, practical coffee table offers a classic distressed wood top, held up by sturdy industrial legs. Enjoy this fun square table without breaking the budget.


Wooden rectengular table with slanted metal legs, shelf at the bottom

Cocktail Wood & Metal Legs Coffee Table

With warm, natural tones and strong steel legs for durability, this wood & metal coffee table will leave your guests asking where you got it. It’s a sure statement piece in any room that fits any aesthetic.



Wooden rectengular table, white wooden legs, shelf at the bottom

Elihu Rustic Farmhouse Coffee Table

Take your farmhouse decor to the next level by introducing this distressed white finish, chunky coffee table into your living room. Its uneven tabletop adds to its rustic charm, creating a statement piece that perfectly strikes a balance between new and old.


White wooden rustic rectengular table, shelf at the bottom

Mangum White Rustic Coffee Table

This distressed wooden coffee table blends contemporary design with country charm for a distinct look. Its off-white color brings the warmth of the rustic farmhouse-feel and blends seamlessly with any farmhouse decor.

How to Choose the Right Size Coffee Table for Your Space

When looking for a coffee table, put yourself in the shoes of Goldilocks. You might find some that are too large, while others will be too small. But your search will uncover a coffee table that is just right.

  • Height – One of the most important (and often overlooked!) features is the height of your coffee table. Your coffee table should be about the same height or 1-2 inches shorter than the height of your sofa cushions. If it’s too short you might find yourself hunched over, too tall and you might find yourself hitting your knees every time you stand up.
  • Width – Who would’ve thought so much math would be involved when shopping for a coffee table? The width of your coffee table should be two-thirds the width of your sofa. This way when it’s aligned with the center of your couch, there should be equal space on either side of your coffee table, allowing room for you to comfortably move around your space.
  • Depth – The size and shape of your living room will determine how deep your coffee table should be. The larger and more open the space is, you can choose a deeper coffee table or venture into the world of square or round coffee tables. But on the other hand, if your living room is on the narrow side, you’ll want to choose a skinner coffee table.

Determining the Ideal Coffee Table Shape for Your Living Room

Some of the most common coffee table shapes to choose are:

  • Rectangle – Rectangular coffee tables are probably the most popular choice because of their form and function. Their modern shape looks good in most rooms while providing ample surface space.
  • Square – If your living space has ample seating like a sectional or a couch and multiple chairs, a square table adds to the aesthetic without taking up too much space (making it more difficult for people to maneuver around the room!).
  • Round – If your living room has sharp lines, a round coffee table helps to soften up the room. This is also an ideal option for those that have sectionals because it can neatly tuck in next to the chaise lounge.
  • Oval – Similar to a round coffee table, an oval table is a great choice if you have little ones running around because it limits the number of sharp edges in your space. It’s also the preferable choice if your living room is in a high-traffic part of the home.

Even though a distressed coffee table isn’t the biggest investment you’re going to make when decorating your living room, it shouldn’t be an afterthought. After all, it’s the centerpiece of your living space and helps tie every piece of furniture together. The best rule to stick to when making your purchase is to make sure the coffee table works with both your space and aesthetic.

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