There is no such thing as the best coffee table, so when you buy a coffee table it is no more than opinion. What one person will like another might abhor. Such tables are like that, so let's take a brief look at what is available and how they might fit into your room furnishings and décor _ if they have to fit in. If you make the right choice then the table you might buy would likely be controversial. These are not so much accent pieces or items of occasional furniture, but conversation pieces. In fact the best coffee table you could buy would provoke discussion _ or perhaps even argument as to what it means or why it should even be where it is _ in your sitting room!
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.