Size is Important... _ You should be able to pick up and set down a cup without excessive bending or stretching. The average occasional table stands around 16┰ inches high. Then you have the length to think about. A table the full length of a sofa would be too long _ about 50 _ 60% of the sofa length works well. Round, square or oval it's really up to your personal preference, but if you want to be controversial, you can do a lot with angles and curves, and there is no reason why they cannot be combined. So lose the idea that your table must be rectangular, round or oval.
If your look is formal with large furniture in a large room, you can get away with a large coffee table made from bold, chunky, dark hardwoods. However if you live in a studio flat, a smaller, lower, lighter coffee table with a glass top could work better. 4) Think about how you will accessorize your round wood table. You may like everything neat and tidy and just add a bunch of flowers and a couple of magazines to elevate the design, or you may like lots of comfort around you and even throw on some cushions and place some ornaments on it. When selecting yours, make sure it will work with the objects that will call it home.