If you can't decide on a size remember this: It's better to have one that's too big than to have one that's too small. Wooden coffee tables, as well as all coffee tables, are usually 16 inches tall. Some however can be as low as 10 or 11 inches tall. Are your wooden coffee tables going to be foot_rests for family members and visitors? If you think that there is a chance that people will put their feet on the coffee table then having wooden coffee tables is the way to go. Wooden coffee tables and upholstered coffee tables are the most resilient against damage. A simple polish can almost always remove dirt or marks left by shoes.
And let's not forget the comfort coffee tables can bring to a room. After a hard day at work or school, it's nice to be able to sink into a soft chair or sofa and prop your feet up. With a coffee table, you can do that. Just be careful not to knock over the accent items or the coffee table book! Maybe you can have a trunk style coffee table for just such foot propping. Coffee tables are an important part of a living room's or family room's decor. They offer style and can be quite functional. Consider the theme of your room before deciding on the coffee tables of your choice. If you want them to serve as storage units or hold reading lamps, coffee tables will fit the bill. When you give thought and consideration to this decision, your coffee tables will enhance the comfort level and style of your room.