There is no such thing as the best coffee table, so when you buy a coffee table it is no more than opinion. What one person will like another might abhor. Such tables are like that, so let's take a brief look at what is available and how they might fit into your room furnishings and décor - if they have to fit in. If you make the right choice then the table you might buy would likely be controversial. These are not so much accent pieces or items of occasional furniture, but conversation pieces. In fact the best coffee table you could buy would provoke discussion - or perhaps even argument as to what it means or why it should even be where it is - in your sitting room!