I really liked the variations they were presenting to the traditional coffee table. I've always had my living room set up like this:
What do you think about two little tables instead? I feel like it offers flexibility. Not sure why I need flexibility, but I think I like it.
Here is the same table done each way:
Or my favorite, nesting benches! I can see they'd be a little difficult to scoot around if you are a table scooter. But having an extra table/footrest/seating that just slides out seems very practical.