The Coffee Table is situated in the heart of your living room with all the other furniture surrounding it. Thus, it deserves its righteous place as one of the most important pieces of furniture in the living room.
Many of you show more interest in seating furniture, with the sofas and the armchairs gaining attention in the room as their size, fabrics and their ergonomics are decisive for your comfort and your daily activities.
However, the coffee table is the one piece of furniture that ultimately poses the “greatest” questions: Big or Small? Round, square or rectangular? Tall or short? The answers to these questions are equally difficult because, in all probability, you have already purchased the rest of the items, and consequently the coffee table comes to “fit in” within all the other objects in the room around it.
One does not need specialized knowledge in interior design to realize that the choice of the coffee table depends on the configuration of the other furniture. That is, in a round layout you will not incorporate a square or oblong table because, in this way, you will lose valuable space. Practicality is always the objective, so the right choice is a round coffee table in order for everyone who sits around it to have access to it etc.
Size… matters – even for the most impressive pieces of design. Thus, a small table in the middle in combination with big sofas will not play its role well because it will not be reachable to those people sitting at the ends. Nor you will be ultimately happy with this choice, while in the meantime you will have devalued a furniture piece that would have been valuable in another room. On the other hand, a big table has its… issues as well. One of its drawbacks is that it makes moving around difficult. Oh, also forget stretched legs with a big coffee table in front of you.
Here is what is needed, step by step, for a good choice of a coffee table.
Measure the right length and height of the sofa and the area where you are going to place the table. The table’s surface should be smaller in length from the sofa and should be at around the same height as the top of the seating. Once you decide on its size, put some boxes in that place and leave them for at least a day to envision how its volume looks and how it functions in the room.
Think about its functionality. Do you like eating in front of the television, so you will leave dishes, glasses etc.? Do you prefer its character to be decorative, so you will have albums, candles and small ornaments? In this case a good solution would be for it to have drawers so you can quickly remove the remote control and the coasters so they don’t ruin the aesthetics of the design you have created.
Choose the one that reflects your style. Choose a living room coffee table that reflects the style of the room. Thus, a walnut or oak table is suitable for a traditional lounge, while metal legs and glass match well in a modern space. Finally, geometric patterns or bright colors give off a more artistic style to the surface.
Think of combinations to show off your other items. Glass doors on window fronts or room dividers create the relevant repetitions and help you in your effort to create relations among the items: for instance, glass window fronts combined with the glass surface of the coffee table or a black lacquer console communicates well with a lacquer coffee table.