7 Simple steps to pick your Ideal Coffee Table

A coffee table is a key part of your overall floor plan and you want to make sure that it looks striking but also that it feels right in your space. A good coffee table gives you the surface space you need, adding the final touch to a living room’s look. Center tables are a perfect partner for your sofa. They serve several purposes; from completing a look, to storage and display they are much needed in a space. It fetches all the attraction in the living room as it’s the focal point. The perfect center table should be of the right size to reach out for snacks, sturdy enough to support books or even your feet and blend in aesthetically.

The options are endless and at times can be overwhelming. The following 7 simple steps will help break down the maze of decisions and steer you in the direction of picking your perfect coffee table.

  1. Choose the right SHAPE

When you layout the plan for your living room, think about the best shape for space. The shape of your sofa is the biggest clue on which the shape of your living room center table can be decided! Similarly, smaller sofas which have a square seating area can work with a square or round table.

Round or oval tables are useful around children because of the absence of sharp corners and edges. If the couch is angular and the rug is rectangular, an oval or round piece of furniture brings a soft touch to the ensemble. They also break the monotony of setup made up of square and rectangular lines.

Round Coffee Table

It’s amazing how shapes collectively can alter the mood and opinion of the room. For spaces in the square shape, a square center table is a great option. You can cozy up around it with poufs and ottomans or designer armchairs as the table have definite lines. The best part of a square table? You get the most styling space bang for your area.

Square Coffee Table

Coffee tables in rectangular shapes are good for large seating configurations A rectangular sofa or an L-shaped lounge demands rectangular tables so that items placed on it, such as food, is within reach even for people sitting at the far ends.

Rectangle Coffee Table

     2. Pay attention to the STYLE you chose

Formal, informal, modern or vintage; these are all styles to be considered while purchasing your coffee table. If you favor a contemporary look, choose a sleek metal table with a glass top. If a country casual is more your speed, a rustic table would be perfect. Pick a round wood table with turned legs for a romantic feel. There are many styles to choose from, just use the decorating scheme of the room as your guide.

Square Shape Recta Center Table

For example, a traditional living room can pull off a classic, elegant wooden centerpiece with ease while edgy, geometric tables (Recta Center table as shown in the picture) belong to contemporary spaces.

    3. Strike the right BALANCE. Don’t forget SCALING your existing furniture

Strike a balance between your sofa and coffee table styles. When choosing a coffee table, don’t forget to compliment other furniture in the room to make space feel proportional and balanced. If your sofa has high skinny legs, consider a table that’s solid all the way to the ground or has shorter or tapered legs. If you have a plush, solid-color couch, try a glass table on a leggy chrome frame.

    4. Set of Side Tables and Nesting Tables

Nesting tables are space-saving furniture which liberates the space in front of the sofa. The concept is fairly new. They swear faithfully to be compact, unobtrusive, versatile and best for smaller spaces. Designed with mobility in mind, they can be arranged in an endless variety of functional and stylish configurations. Neatly stacked, set of two or three and compact storage- the choice is yours.

Eclipse nested tables at IDUS

In a living room, you might create a chic, multi-tiered coffee table by placing a trio of tables side by side. If your space is wide and you have not found an ideal coffee table you like, place two tables next to each other and create one larger table. Or try one in the picture above. Inspired by geometrical shapes, this set of Eclipse nested tables is designed to use it as side tables, always thinking in the current small living spaces.

     5. Functionality

Another important factor is to know what the primary use will be. Will the table be more decorative, or provide storage? Tables can come with shelves, or drawers to hold everything from kids’ toys to that stash of magazines you read.  Pick a piece that will hold drinks and snack plates with ease. If décor is more the purpose, you can focus on one with lines and texture in a material you love.

Furniture Functionality

In a small space, you can choose a table that comes with a lower deck or drawers for storage. Stowaway anything from stationery, magazines, game boards to coasters, napkins, remote controls here. Showcasing a vintage mid-century piece in the picture above, wrapped in leather, this table offers sophisticated storage with three drawers.

     6. Pick a MATERIAL that will work for your lifestyle

Marble, glass, brass, painted metal and wood are trendy coffee table materials at the moment. Choose a material that best suits your needs. If you move the table around often, choose a table that is lightweight. Families with children should pick a material that can take care of the scratches.

A lot of activity is carried out on center tables thus requiring them to be sturdy. With wood being a common preference, another inexpensive option but the fairly durable option is medium density fiberboard (MDF). If you want a sturdy one, try metal in combination with a marble coffee table.

Crazy Sectional Sofa

Vietato Bagnarsi by Cattelan Italia

Tempered glass in combination with stone provides strength to coffee tables as well. They are less bulky than wood and are easier to clean. Vietato Bagnarsi by Cattelan Italia (table in the image above) is the ideal combination of glass lightness and stone strength.

Tip- The bottom line when it comes to choosing a material is what it that it should be easy to maintain and should be stable.

     7. Shopping

You have spent a quality time in knowing the right shape, perfect height, appropriate style for your living room center table. Now it’s time to visit the best place where you can get the maximum options of coffee tables. Visit IDUS Furniture Store for stylish coffee tables. You may also shop online at our website the exquisite range of center tables beautifully combining fashion and functionality. Happy Shopping!


  • By IDUS Furniture  |  Saturday, February 02, 2019