Selecting the right coffee table for your living room may feel like a simple task. You go to a furniture showroom, select the most appealing one and take it home with you, right? Wrong. There is a lot more to consider than visual appearance when choosing the right coffee table for your space.
Factors such as the height and width must also be considered, because what good is a beautiful coffee table if you trip over it every time you're in the living room? Fortunately, we have compiled a list of tips that can help you make the right decision.
Here is all you need to know about choosing a coffee table.
1. Judge Proportions
When selecting a coffee table, it is important to choose one that is the right height. A coffee table that is too low or too high could be awkward to use, causing you to strain your back whenever you need to set something down or pick it up.
Additionally, coffee tables must fit the space well, so they should not be large enough that they take up all the space between your couches, and it shouldn’t be too small either because their functionality would be lost. Here are 3 different sizes in which our Aksel Coffee table is available with a low height of only 28cm for that cozy living rooms vibe!
2. Select a Shape
Choosing between a square, rectangular, oval, or round-shaped coffee table is shouldn't just be determined by how it looks, but also by the length and clearance needed around it. Ideally, your coffee table should be about 12 to 18 inches from your couch.
Anything else could be too uncomfortable. You should leave about 24 inches to 30 inches between the coffee table and the TV stand or other structures to allow for movement within the space.
Round tables can help save a lot of space, depending on the size you choose, while larger, rectangular coffee tables are ideal for those who need a spacious coffee table. Do checkout the following tables in variety of shapes.
3. Perfect Harmony
A coffee table should blend in perfectly with your living room décor and should complement your other furniture, walls, and flooring well. If your space has a minimalistic design, it is best to stick with a minimalistic coffee table that blends in well with the design you have already chosen.
Another aspect to consider is weightiness. If your couch has thin legs, it is best to go with a solid coffee table with no legs, and vice versa. This can help a space feel more "grounded." Whatever you choose, your coffee table should look good in your space and not just in the furniture showroom.
4. Personal Needs
Coffee tables aren't just designed to be decorative, but they are functional too. Therefore, when selecting a coffee table, it should cater to your needs. If you have a large family that tends to have afternoon tea together, then a larger coffee table may be more suitable for you.
5. Consider the Materials
There are several different materials that coffee tables can be made of. These include marble, concrete, brass, wood, glass, and mirrored coffee tables. Each of these materials could make valuable additions to your space, drawing attention to or away from itself depending on the material you choose. Here are a few of our best selling coffee tables. You can choose between Solid American Oak, Iron and Concrete to suit your needs.
Our Luxury Selection of Coffee Tables
We have a selection of luxury Scandinavian coffee tables that are anything but traditional. Because everyone's needs are different, we have included several unique pieces in our coffee table range designed to be minimal and contemporary.
Our goal isn’t just to provide coffee tables that look good. As you may have already noticed, we understand that coffee tables should be built to be functional and versatile too, which have formed important factors in our coffee table designs.
Concrete Coffee Tables
One of the materials that we love is concrete. Many people have associated concrete furniture with primitive-looking pieces that belong outdoors. However, concrete is a highly versatile, durable material that can easily be moulded into many intriguing designs, and it is being used more and more in indoor furniture.
It is stain-resistant, thanks to some of the modern sealers used. Even if you do manage to stain it, stains tend to disappear with time, making it the ideal material to use for a coffee table.
Concrete tables can also be repaired more easily than those made with other materials, and contrary to popular belief, these tables aren’t heavy.
Wooden Coffee Tables
Wooden coffee tables may be viewed as a more traditional option, but our wooden tables, typically made from American oak, are contemporary, adding a rustic look to any indoor space. Our tables are available in a range of different shapes and sizes to suit your personal preferences.
Metal Coffee Tables
The wire coffee tables in our range are the perfect addition to any minimalistic space. They can help draw the eye away from the table itself and onto the surrounding furniture, adding a modern, but minimalistic addition to your living room. These coffee tables tend to make the room feel more spacious and airier.
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