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Here's how to choose a suitable coffee table

Natalia Kolomiets

Published on April 20 2020

wooden coffee table with shelf

A good coffee table provides the surface space you need and adds the finishing touch to the look of a living room. Here are some tips to help you find your sofa the perfect companion.

Define your needs

Another important factor is to know what the primary use will be. Will the table be more decorative or will it provide storage? How much storage will be enough? Tables can come with shelves, such as our "Escandi 4" coffee table. Escandi 4" coffee table or drawers, such as "Kvadro" to hold everything from the kids' toys to that stack of magazines you'll someday read. Regardless of whether storage is needed, there's still a good chance you'll want to place a drink or plate without the risk of it tipping over. Choose a piece that will hold your drinks and snack plates with ease. If decoration is more the purpose, you can focus on one with lines and texture in a material you like.

Coffee table with drawer

Decide on the size

As with the shape, you will need to determine the size you need. The height of height of a coffee table is important. It should be no less than 3-6 centimeters from the seat of your sofa. The standard height for a table is 40-45 centimeters and should match well with a typical size sofa. A taller sofa requires a taller table, one with a height of 62-67 centimeters. The higher table will also be more convenient if you entertain a lot, as it will be easier for guests to place a glass or plate.

Choose the shape

As you design the plan for your living room, think about the best shape for the space. Do you have children or pets? Is it a large room or is it small and cramped? A round coffee table or oval is ideal if you have children or pets. The curved edge means a sharp corner won't hurt anyone if they fall or bump into it. Use a rectangular rectangular and leaving 30 inches between the TV console and coffee table will give you the right amount of walking space between the two pieces. A rounded one gives a little more room to walk through, as you will be moving away from the TV console. The shape of the rug should also be taken into consideration. If the sofa is angular and the rug is rectangular, an oval or round addition brings a soft touch to the ensemble.

rectangular coffee table

 What material?

Speaking of materials, coffee tables can also come in a wide variety. There is industrial in metal. Materials such as glass combined with brass or steel offer a more sophisticated look. Whether it's oak, maple, cherry or walnutmaple, maple, cherry or walnut, wood has its own feel. Oak and maple are on the more casual side, with walnut and cherry having a more formal look.

Mix and match!

Who says you need to use only one table? Try a collection of tables. Arrange a few coffee tables of different heights or even different styles in a cascading pattern. Combining them looks great and is also useful; when you need extra surface space, you can separate the tables, and if you need more space in front of the sofa, you can put the tables back together. Plus, the endless configuration options of the nest of tables make it an interesting piece of furniture. The design and features of this table set make it one of the most practical pieces of furniture to be used in a living space. Nested table furniture is unusual in its shape and can be stacked under each other when stored to save space. This feature makes nesting tables a universal furniture choice in many homes. The tables can be used in a variety of ways and the light weight tea allows them to be used almost anywhere in the house.

stackable wooden tables   

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