As a general guideline it is preferable to have a minimum of two feet around each side of the coffee table and it should be reachable, without standing, from each of the seating areas. Some people also suggest that your coffee table should be no larger than sixty percent of your sofas length. The height that you choose very much depends on what you intend to use it for. Modern coffee tables are often very low; however this may make using it for eating difficult. It is often a good idea to place an item of a similar size and shape to any table that you intend to buy in the room. This will give you a feel for how it will work with the space that you have.
If the space is small or pint_sized, it will make economic sense to buy a large coffee table with adequate storage facilities and equipped with drawers and shelves which can be used for storing lot of items. This will eliminate the need for buying small furniture like magazine tables, end tables, dining table etc. which could clutter the room. If the accent is on durability and elegance, Oak Coffee tables are perfect. Apart from Oak, Pine, mahogany, teak wooden tables are also available with multiple size, shapes and patterns. Whatever espresso table you select, it should meet the overall purpose, function and objective of your plan without compromising on the style and decor of the room. Exercise due diligence and prudence in choosing!