8 Creative Swaps for the Traditional Coffee Table

It's not always hip to be square.

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Think outside the box to add an element of surprise to your living room.

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<p>This classic <a href="http://natipernavigare.info/home-remodeling/diy-projects/g2391/coffee-table-alternatives" target="_blank">coffee table swap</a> doubles down on the charm with the addition of some adorable feet — and provides the perfect spot for extra blankets and pillows.</p><p><em><a target="_blank" href="http://www.iheartnaptime.net/how-to-make-rugs/">See more at</a> </em><em><a target="_blank" href="http://www.iheartnaptime.net/how-to-make-rugs/">I Heart Naptime »</a></em><span></span></p>
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Vintage Trunk

This classic coffee table choice doubles down on the charm with the addition of some adorable feet.

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<p>Flipped on their sides, four wooden bins turn into an architecturally <a href="http://natipernavigare.info/home-remodeling/diy-projects/g2391/coffee-table-alternatives" target="_blank">cool table</a> and provide extra cubbies.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.hometalk.com/3169908/coffee-table-from-crates"><em>See more at Hometalk »</em></a></p>
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A Few Crates

Flipped on their sides, four wooden bins turn into an architecturally cool table and provide extra storage (win!).

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Oh Joy!
Pair of Poufs

Oversized Moroccan-style ottomans are playful and unexpected. Plus, as this blogger discovered, they're a stylish (and safe) choice for a home with a toddler just learning to walk.

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While They Snooze
Hidden Tire

Wrap a spare tire (like the one you have in your trunk, not the one around your uncle's belly) in beachy sisal rope to hide its true automotive identity.

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Sustainable Decor
Stacked Pallet

These shipping staples are a surprisingly helpful base for . Stack two pallets to create a shabby-chic table that also offers cubbies for books and magazines.

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Meegan Makes
Petite Bench

A skinny seat (this one was a lucky find at a garage sale) is the perfect solution for a narrow conversation space.

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Show & Tell
Reclaimed Door

Spilt into three pieces, an intriguing vintage door becomes an artsy living room focal point.

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Liz Marie
Wash Bin

For an outdoor living room that won't mind weathering the elements, flip over a galvanized tub and top it with a thrfited table top, or a wooden electric spool (as seen here).

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