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How to Choose the Best Pet-Friendly Coffee Table

How to Choose the Best Pet-Friendly Coffee Table

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10 Tips for Choosing a Pet-Friendly Coffee Table: What to Look For – Introduction Video

Why is it important to choose the right Coffee Table?

A table is an essential piece of furniture in any home, regardless of the interior design style. Whether it’s a coffee table, a side table, a dining table, or a console table, great design and high quality are essential factors to consider. A table selected for your needs while considering your style and overall design of the room where it’ll be placed can make a room feel balanced, spacious, and open, while a poor table selection can have the opposite effect.

And because we use tables for everything from working to eating to entertaining guests, it’s essential to choose one that is both functional and enjoyable. On top of that, there are other aspects to consider when having a furry friend around the house.

When shopping for a new table, keep the following factors in mind. You’ll be glad you did when sitting around your new pet-friendly table.

What to look for when choosing the perfect Pet-Friendly Coffee table Table

Before we start this article, if you haven’t read our article about the Basic Principles for buying pet-friendly furniture, we’d like to invite you to read it. Having said that, if you are familiar with the basics of choosing pet-friendly furniture, keep reading.

Design and Shape

Coffee tables come in all shapes and sizes, from a simple square or rectangular tables to more unique round or oval shapes. When looking for pet-friendly coffee tables, it is to find one with sharp edges that won’t cause painful bumps or bruises.

Round shapes are ideal here, as they lack those sharp corners that can harm your furry friends. If you need a rectangular table, look for one with rounded edges or an ottoman design to prevent injury.

Additionally, if you need extra space, look for coffee tables with built-in storage – this can be a great way to hide toys and other small items when not in use.

Solid coffee tables are a good option, as there are no legs for your pet to chew on. However, if you prefer a different design, metal legs are a better option than wooden legs. Metal is more durable and less likely to be damaged by pet teeth, as mentioned in the articles How to Choose the Best Pet-Friendly Sofa and How to Choose the Best Pet-Friendly Chair.

So if you’re looking for a coffee table that will stand up to your pet’s exploring nature, be sure to choose one with pet-friendly features and a pet-friendly fabric if applicable.


Brand: Wayfair

Model: Stancil Drum Coffee Table with Storage

What makes it pet-friendly?

The ottoman is a versatile piece of furniture that can be used as a footstool, seat, or coffee table. It is upholstered in polyester, among the most pet-friendly performance fabrics, and available in various colors that will withstand a lot of wear and tear. Additionally, polyester does not attract as much dog and cat hair as other performance fabrics.

There is a storage space hidden under the cylindrical appearance. Remove the desktop cover, you can see a hole in the middle, and you can put things. The tabletop can be disassembled entirely, making it easier to pick and place items.

Large openings can store larger items. The desktop is like a lid, which can be firmly fixed and won’t slip off easily. The ottoman is pet-friendly and easy to clean, and it is an excellent addition to any home.

How to Choose the Best Pet-Friendly Coffee Table
How to Choose the Best Pet-Friendly Coffee Table

Hammered metal coffee tables are also a fantastic pet-friendly option because they’re durable and easy to clean, and you won’t have to worry about bitting and dents.

Moreover, you’ll want to make sure the table is heavy and sturdy enough that your pet can’t knock it over. Also, consider a low coffee table or ottoman, so your pet doesn’t hide under it.

Most outdoor coffee tables will have a solid base or a heavy material, making them less likely to tip over if your pet bumps into them. And some beautiful outdoor table options look fantastic inside your house!

For side tables and coffee tables, sit on them and stand on them yourself to ensure they are sturdy enough. And if you’re shopping for a dining table, lean on all of the edges to make sure it’s stable.

With a little bit of extra thought, any pet owner can find the perfect table that will look great in your home and withstand any pet.


Brand: Wayfair

Model: Geinbow Drum Coffee Table

What makes it pet-friendly?

It has a bold and geometric design with a hammered texture made of one of the most durable materials, metal, making it pet-friendly. It’s also stain-resistant, so your furry friend could rest his weary paws on it without damaging the surface.

Additionally, it won’t attract any pet hair, thanks to its shape.

And not only is it stylish and pet-friendly, but it’s also ideal for outdoor use, meaning it’s sturdy enough for indoor use! Truly, this coffee table is a must-have piece for any pet-friendly modern home.

How to Choose the Best Pet-Friendly Coffee Table
How to Choose the Best Pet-Friendly Coffee Table


There are a few things to look for when trying to find the most durable and resistant materials for your coffee table.

Ideally, select a table made with scratch, water, and stain-resistant materials that are easy to clean, such as:


Metal is an excellent option because it is easy to clean and resistant to scratches, water damage, and staining. Moreover, it is a solid and sturdy material, making it a good choice if you have a pet that likes to jump on furniture or play rough. Besides, it’ll make your room look stunning because there are many different design options to choose from.


Another great material is concrete because it’s also easy to clean and scratch-resistant. It is also a solid and sturdy option that won’t be easily knocked over by your furry friend. And, if you’re looking for a more unique table, some beautiful concrete tables would look great in your home.


Brand: Wayfair

Model: Huckstadt Pedestal Coffee Table

What makes it pet-friendly?

This gorgeous coffee table is both pet-friendly and stylish! The concrete column base keeps your furry friend from knocking it over, while the brushed antique brass steel top gives it a touch of luxury. Plus, the rustic elements add a charming touch to any room. Whether you’re entertaining guests or spending time with your pet, this coffee table is sure to make a statement.

How to Choose the Best Pet-Friendly Coffee Table
How to Choose the Best Pet-Friendly Coffee Table

Solid Wood

If you’re looking for a more traditional table, solid wood is always a great option. It is a little more challenging to clean than other materials, but it is sturdy and scratch-resistant.

Plus, there are so many beautiful styles to choose from that it’s easy to find the perfect one for your home.


Brand: Wayfair

Model: Cassius Solid Wood Drum Coffee Table

What makes it pet-friendly?

It features a minimal silhouette with a rustic design and is the perfect combination of style and function. Made from durable and solid mango wood, this table has a weathered dark brown finish and tons of gorgeous wooden knots that give it a natural, lodge-worthy look.

Plus, it doesn’t have any sharp edges, so your furry friend can play around with it without getting hurt.

How to Choose the Best Pet-Friendly Coffee Table
How to Choose the Best Pet-Friendly Coffee Table

Plastic or high-density recycled plastic

This is a good option if you’re looking for a more affordable table. However, it’s important to note that plastic can be scratched more quickly than other materials.

On the other hand, high-density recycled plastic is more durable and resistant to scratches.


Pet owners know that some fabrics attract pet hair in huge quantities, so leather and faux leather are great pet-friendly fabrics if you’re looking for something easy to clean from pet hair. It is also among the most durable fabrics and ages nicely, so wear and tear won’t be a problem.

Performance Fabrics

Suppose you’re looking for a fabric that is durable, resistant, and easy to clean. In that case, there are many performance fabric options available for pet owners that are specifically designed to resist stains, durable, and easy to clean from animal hair, making you forget about wear and tear. Additionally, these fabrics make pet hair easy to clean. Please review our article 11 Best Pet-Friendly Fabrics for Furniture.


Brand: Wayfair

Model: Akshath Solid Coffee Table

What makes it pet-friendly?

This coffee table is the perfect addition to any pet-friendly home. Its simple, round design is refreshingly versatile, and the metal frame base and top are wrapped in top-grain leather in a stylish antique slate color, making it perfect if your furry friend decides to jump on it. Moreover, the round and simple shape avoid pet hair accumulation.

Plus, the exposed stitching adds a touch of character. So if you’re looking for a coffee table that will make your living room look great while being stain-resistant, doesn’t accumulate pet fur, and has a stain-resistant fabric, this is the table for you.

How to Choose the Best Pet-Friendly Coffee Table
How to Choose the Best Pet-Friendly Coffee Table

Materials to avoid


While glass tables look beautiful but they are not pet-friendly. They are very fragile and can easily be cracked or broken and possibly cause serious injury.

Additionally, they can stain easily and might require additional cleaning and maintenance.


Like glass, marble is a beautiful material, but It scratches and etches easily, so it’s not pet-friendly. Sealing will not prevent this, and it may need to be sealed regularly. Therefore, it is not the best choice if you’re looking for a low-maintenance table. 


Like most people, you probably don’t overthink about your coffee table until something goes wrong. And when something does go wrong, you’ll want to make sure you have an excellent warranty to protect your investment. Some brands offer better warranties than others, so check before you buy.

A coffee table is a relatively small investment, so you might not think a warranty is necessary. However, consider this: a good coffee table is a long-term investment. It will be part of your living space for many years, so you want to make sure that it’s made of high-quality materials and that it will last. A good warranty ensures that you can get the support you need if things go wrong, so it’s worth considering when you’re making your purchase.

There are a few things to look for in a good warranty: first, it should cover defects in materials and workmanship. If something goes wrong with the table, you can get it repaired or replaced.

Second, the warranty should be for a reasonable length of time. Most warranties last for one year, but some brands offer longer coverage.

Third, the warranty should be transferable if you sell the table. This means that if you have to sell the table for any reason, the new owner will be covered by the warranty.

Finally, check to see if the warranty covers accidental damage. This is important because accidents happen, and it’s good to know that your warranty will cover you in case of damage.


Whether it is a coffee table, side tables, dining table, or console table, any of these are necessary pieces of furniture for any modern home. They will provide you with extra storage or space, but they can also act as a focal point in your room.

As discussed, when choosing a pet-friendly table, you should consider its durability and its ability to withstand scratches, spills, and other potential damage.

You’ll also want to think about the style of the table and its size and shape. And, of course, you’ll want to make sure you choose a table that fits your budget.

With so many options available, it’s easy to find the perfect table for your home. Just be sure to keep these aspects and your pet in mind, and you’ll be sure to find the ideal table for your home.

How to Choose the Best Pet-Friendly Coffee Table

Hire an Online Interior Designer at Havenly

There are several online interior design websites, but Havenly is your best option to hire from a robust list of interior designers that will help you in decorating and creating the perfect dog-friendly home. When you sign up for Havenly, you will take a short quiz about your design style and what you are looking for in a designer. Havenly will then match you with a designer who will help you select paint colors, furniture, and accessories that are both stylish and safe for your furry friend.

In addition, your Havenly designer will be able to provide tips on how to create a space that is both comfortable for your dog and inviting for guests. With Havenly, creating a beautiful and functional home that your dog will love is easy and stress-free.

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M.Arch. Julio Arco
M.Arch. Julio Arco

Bachelor of Architecture - ITESM University
Master of Architecture - McGill University
Architecture in Urban Context Certificate - LDM University
Interior Designer - Havenly
Architecture Professor - ITESM University

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