Top 6 Tips to Choose the Perfect Coffee Table

by Liza Smith Blogger

The coffee table must be much more than just an addition to your living room. It must be the cornerstone of your floor space if you want it to serve as a complement to your existing décor. As you shop for various coffee tables, here are several key tips that you should follow closely to ensure you end up with a complement instead of a clash:

Analyze Your Budget First

It can become fairly easy to get swept away by the vast number of tables available — especially if you enjoy the replica coffee tables available at online marketplaces such as Before you become too attached, make sure that you analyze the limitations of your budget to serve as a “financial filter” upfront.

Follow the 30-Inch Rule

You have more than likely taken the measurements of your available space. However, you should also measure the space that you will need around the table. A solid principle to follow can be referred to as the “30-inch rule.” You should leave a minimum of 30 inches from the media cabinet or TV unit to the outer edge of your coffee table — especially if you decide to buy a round coffee table. If you do not have 30 inches available, then you may be able to work with 24 inches as an alternative.

Remember to Measure the Height

The width and length are important dimensions of the typical coffee table. However, you should never forget about the height of the table as well. In most cases, the average coffee table reaches a height of about 18 inches. However, there are also taller tables that extend up to 21 inches. Consider which table would make you and your guests the most comfortable and willing to enjoy your living room before finalizing any purchase.

Consider a Glass Option

If you are looking forward to hosting a lot of parties or inviting friends over frequently, then you should consider buying a glass table. Its stylish appearance and contemporary elegance are further enhanced by its resilience when exposed to beverages without coasters and other possible stains or spills. It will also come in handy if you have a beautiful area rug placed underneath the table that you want to be able to display as part of your décor.

Families Need to Think about the Kids

If you have a family, make sure that your chosen coffee table is a solid choice for children. Sharp corners can lead to fatal injuries, which is why a round or oval table may be the most family-friendly option available. Chances are you will need an efficient storage area, which is why it is also recommended choosing a table with that space included.

Keep the Styles Balanced Properly

Do not hesitate to play around with the concepts and colors within your living room. For instance, a chrome frame on a glass table may work beautifully with your plush couch if you would rather stick to a solid color theme. Pay close attention to how it looks together, but also focus on how everything works together and fits within that space.

Read: Console Tables: Know the Easy Way to Your Living Room Decor

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Emma Brown Junior  Blogger
Nice Article, Thanks for sharing such insightful points.
Apr 11th 2018 07:17   
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