We have a large coffee table, but it's in wood, and with rounded corners. Our children loves to play around and on it, and it helps my 8 months old little girl to stand and to walk around...
With my son, we've put some stuff everywhere, to hide the plugs, to close the drawers, to avoid any pinching... and my son just knew how to take it away after 3 days ! So we just explained him, showed him, taught him how to do. It takes a little bit longer, but it works, and at the end he never played with the plugs, never pinched a finger in a door.

I'm just vigilant when he goes out, or plays around the kitchen, but apart from that, we managed to keep a "normal" house :)