Coffee tables can make a bold statement or offer subtle and practical style as they blend in with your living room furniture. Choose one that pulls together your seating area, holds your drinks and snacks and serves as a stylish place for you to put up your feet.
Match Your Decor
Whether you’re shopping for your entire living room set or just selecting a new coffee table to go with your existing couch, choose one that brings the style of the room together. Here’s how to find one that’s on trend with today’s decor themes.
• Modern. For a home with updated features and simple designs, a modern coffee table is the way to go. Choose sleek black, tempered glass or a table with chrome-plated legs for a polished look.
• Industrial. Choose a rustic coffee table with features like an iron frame and reclaimed wood for an industrial or farmhouse look. The materials used for these unique styles are also highly durable and only look better with age.
• Traditional. For a traditional design, choose a wood or glass coffee table that blends function and style. A solid wood coffee table can withstand years of everyday use. Pick one in classic tones that will complement your existing furniture. Choose from oak, pine, bamboo and more.
Choosing a Size
Here are a few rules of thumb when choosing a coffee table’s size. It should be the same height or 1 to 2 inches lower than the cushions on your sofa or chairs. Allow at least one foot between the table and the other seating in the room. And choose a length that is about two-thirds that of your couch.
The shape of the room matters too. A rectangular or oval coffee table works in a narrow room of the same shape. For a larger area, a round coffee table or square coffee table can fill empty space and balance out the dimensions of the room.
To get the most of your new piece, select a storage coffee table. Lower shelves and drawers can help you neatly stash magazines, remotes, coasters and more.