More than just a utilitarian addition to your room, a coffee table is as much a part of the décor as a sofa
or your choice of wall art.
Before you buy your coffee table, you’ll need to measure your space. Ideally, you’ll want to leave at least a 2-foot gap between the table and any other furniture. A rough rule of thumb to follow is that the table should be around half to two thirds the length of your sofa. A large rectangular table therefore, works particularly well with a 3 seater sofa,
whereas a round style will sit nicely in the nook of a corner sofa. When it comes to the material, there are plenty to consider, from traditional wooden styles to contemporary metal designs. Think about the other furniture you have in the room – for example, whether you have a leather
or colourful fabric sofa
– to help you decide which material would complement your existing furniture best.
And remember, for when your square footage is minimal, a storage coffee table works with you to keep the clutter out of sight. Maximise on space by pairing alongside other multifunctional furniture such as a sofa bed
or storage footstool.