5 Simple Steps to Picking Your Ideal Coffee Table

Sunday, November 10, 2019

     For some ardent coffee lovers, coffee is a way of life and they not only drink coffee, but they also live it. They would even go to extreme lengths to make their coffee drinking experience a pleasant one. Having just a perfect coffee table in the living room is one of those things that adds some flavour to the experience of having coffee. A coffee table not only adds to the aesthetics of your living room but also serves as a storage for your living room essentials. 

     Picking the right coffee table for your living room can be a headache, and that is why we have brought you this guide that will help make things easier for you. So here are a few things that you have to keep in mind while picking your coffee table.

5 Simple Steps to Picking Your Ideal Coffee Table
Be mindful of the ‘size’

     Choosing the right size of your coffee table is very important because you wouldn’t want your table to steal the show from the sofa. It should be at the right distance from the sofa so that it is easy for you and guests to keep things on it while sitting on the sofa. Ideally, the table should be 14 to 18 inches away from the sofa.

     The table should not be very high or low and should be just 1 or 2 inches shorter than the cushion on the sofa. You should also keep in mind the proportions of your furniture so that you get a comfortable feel. The table should measure about two-thirds of the length of your sofa.

Pick your ideal ‘shape’

     Picking the shape of your coffee table can depend on a lot of factors. Is it a large or small room? What is the shape of your other furniture? Are you a family or just a couple? Do you have pets or children at home?

     You should consider buying a circular or oval table if you have pets or children as these do not have sharp edges and will not injure anyone. Also, a round table gives more room to walk past. Rectangular tables have more utility as they offer more space.

Carefully choose the ‘material’

     Now, a lot of brains have to be put into deciding the material for your table. A glass table for a family with pets or children is out of the question. Such families should pick a table that is lightweight and scratch proof. Choosing a rattan coffee table seems to be a wise decision here.

     Metal tables are apt for restaurants and industrial use. For small rooms, lucite tables are a good option as they do not cluster the room and appear to be floating.

Consider your ‘budget’

     Buying an expensive piece of furniture can shake your budget and leave you bootstrapped for the rest of the month. It is, therefore, very important to spend wisely on the furniture and not compromise on the quality at the same time.

     One trick of making it easy is to divide the budget of your interiors between different categories. Keep a specific budget for furniture and make sure you do not spend more than that.

What is your ‘purpose’?

     Another important factor to consider is the functionality of the table. What will be the primary use of the table? While deciding on the coffee table, one should consider their lifestyle.

     You may want the piece to be decorative and complement the looks of the living room. You might be a family and may want a table with large storage. Or you might be entertaining a lot of guests frequently and would consider buying a table that can hold a lot of drinks.

     Buying a coffee table may seem a difficult and overwhelming task at first, but with some thoughtfulness, it can be made a lot simpler. With these tips and tricks, buying the perfect coffee table for your living room can be fun!

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