Here we show you how to choose a suitable coffee table

Natalia Kolomiets

Posted 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 the perfect companion for your sofa.

Define your needs

Another important factor is knowing 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, like ours “Escandi 4” coffee table or drawers, like "Kvadro" to store everything from children's toys to that pile of magazines you will someday read. Regardless of whether storage is needed, there's still a good chance you might want to put down a drink or plate without the risk of it tipping over. Choose a piece that can hold your drinks and snack dishes with ease. If the decoration is more the purpose, you can focus on one with lines and texture in a material that you like.

Coffee table with drawer

Decide the size

As with the shape, you will need to determine the size you need. The height of a coffee table It is important. It should not be 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 that is 62 to 67 centimeters tall. The highest table It will also be more convenient if it entertains a lot, since it will be easier for the guests to place a glass or a 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 narrow? A round coffee table u oval It is ideal if you have children or pets. The curved edge means that a sharp corner will not hurt anyone if you fall or crash into it. Use a shape rectangular and leaving 30 inches between the TV console and the coffee table will give you the right amount of space to walk between the two pieces. A rounded one gives a little more room to pass as it will move away from the television console. The shape of the mat should also be considered. If the sofa is angular and the rug is rectangular, an oval or round addition adds 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 appearance. Either Oak, maple, cherry or walnut, wood has its own feel. Oak and maple are on the more casual side, with walnuts and cherries having a more formal look.

Mix and match!

Who says you need to use only one table? Try one tables collection. It organises trade visits to the city. some coffee tables of different heights or even different styles in a cascading pattern. Combining them looks great and is also useful; When you need additional space on the surface, you can separate the tables and, if you need more space in front of the sofa, you can put the tables back together. In addition, the infinite configuration options of the table nest make it an interesting piece of furniture. The design and characteristics of this set of tables make it one of the most practical pieces of furniture to be used in a living space. Nested table furniture is unusual in shape and can be stacked underneath each other when stored to save space. This feature makes the table nest a universal furniture choice in many homes. The tables can be used in various ways and the tea light weight allows them to be used almost anywhere in the house.

stackable wooden tables

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