Being able to answer such questions will lead you to the best coffee table you're living room could ever have. 1. What style should I buy? There are many styles of coffee tables out there. Some have simple minimalist designs, some are modest, futuristic, some are ornate, some have intricate designs, and some tables are incorporated with as much detail, and some are designed to give the illusion of space. Don't buy a coffee table just because you like it or you think it will fit that extra living room space. Look at your living room theme first and choose something that does not clash with the present style or theme of the living room. 2. How big is the available space I can spare? Yes you might have an extra space that could use a table to fill up that boring void. But first carefully measure that space or you'd end up with a table bigger than the space you have which you may not be able to use at all or you'd end up with a table that falls short of your expectations.
Coffee Tables and End Tables: Placement _ The end table should be placed right up beside the arm of the chair. Not directly in contact, because any subsequent movement of then chair could easily shake the table and spill the contents of any container. Coffee tables should be placed 18" from the sofa, enough room to enable you to walk between the two items of furniture, but not so far as to place your cup out of each. Some have been known to use these tables as accent pieces, and place them away from the proximity of sofas and chairs. Quite frankly, there is little point in doing this because these tables have been designed for a specific purpose. If you want accent tables, there are many of them available to choose from online that look more of an accent piece than regular coffee and end tables.