The Best Coffee Table for You _ While that provocative coffee table might look fabulous, if also somewhat unusual, and appear to have been chosen with no apparent reasoning, that could be far from the truth. It takes a good eye to select something that provokes discussion, and it must also be selected to fit in perfectly to the space available for it. Here are some tips on that point: Check the seating height of all the seating in your living room or lounge. Your table must be of a suitable height and if your seating heights are irregular you may need two such tables _ one for each set of furniture. There is nothing wrong with using a coffee table only for one sofa which would resolve that problem.
What to Look For _ If perhaps your coffee table is letting you down, or you are simply in the market for a new one, what are some of the key factors you should be looking for? Scale & Size _ Firstly, the scale of the table is probably the most important factor, the table will anchor the room, and if it's too big or too small, then the proportions of the room could be thrown off. The space where the coffee table is going will largely dictate the size, if it is to run between a sofa or chaise and the television on the opposite wall (or between 2 sofas facing) then a rectangular coffee table will complement the space, if there is a square space between a set of sofa's such as a 2Ʊ or a corner lounge, then you could go for square, round or oversized rectangle. If you consider it should be just within reach of the main seats, it is likely to consume a decent amount of floorspace, a general rule is, it should be up to two thirds of the sofa in length, and sit at roughly the same height as the seats (with variations achieving different looks, i.e. very low will create a modern, minimalist feel).