Currently, our little living space does not have a coffee table and the hubs and I are disagreeing on the need for a coffee table. I want one mainly for display purposes while he feels it will take up too much space visually and physically. I think a good compromise would be a minimalist table with very clean lines or a lucite table. I want to display favorite coffee table-size books, candles and flowers without making the area seem visually smaller and also enable the space to look a little more complete. The marble-topped table appeals to me because of the sleek lines, clean top and open space while I think the lucite table would make a unique option that would help keep the space open. What do you think?