Choosing the right coffee table for your space can make or break the success of your room’s design. Size and proportion are all important elements to consider when shopping for your next coffee table, as well as design and aesthetics. From large modern coffee tables to compact traditional styles, there are endless styles to choose from. To help you with your search for the perfect table, we’ve complied our best coffee table ideas and shopping tips.
Coffee Table Height: The height of your coffee table is relative to the height of your couch or sofa. Your coffee table should be roughly the same height as the cushions on your couch, with in a 1 to 2 inch range.
Coffee Table Placement: It’s important to choose the proper size coffee table to allow guests ample space to sit and relax on your couch or sofa. There should be at least a foot of space between your couch or chairs and your coffee table.
Coffee Table Storage: One our favorite coffee table ideas is to choose a table with added storage. Coffee tables with drawers or shelves can help keep your space organized and tidy.
Coffee Table Length: The length of your coffee table should correlate with length of your sofa. A good rule of thumb is to choose a coffee table that’s about two-thirds the length of your sofa. Choosing a coffee table that’s longer or shorter than two-thirds can make your space feel proportionate and unbalanced.
Coffee Table Design Details: Certain coffee tables come with added design details to make your life simpler. Coffee tables with a lip around the edge can help prevent spills from continuing onto your carpet and creating a stain.
Need more coffee table ideas and inspiration? Read our guide to styling a coffee table here.
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