DO USE A PORTABLE COFFEE TABLE. Although coffee tables can obstruct and become a nuisance in an intimately-spaced living room, they still provide good use. Make a coffee table from a low and rolling cart such as chrome kitchen shelving, or such as this one. Set out wooden crates that can be moved aside. Use the ottoman. You'll be glad for the versatility.
A bright yellow metal cart on casters adds a splash of color and playfulness. It's as if now that it has performed its duties on the factory floor, it can cheerfully retire to the comforts of a living room where its only job is to house a vase of sunflowers.
We're always moving around our coffee table to be closer to us when we're watching a movie (with snacks and drinks.) That's why I love how this yellow industrial coffee table features big caster wheels — just roll it on over, along with the bucket of popcorn.