Published at Thursday, 09 November 2017 by Carol Carlier in Coffee Tables, with total 61 images.
Scale & Size Firstly the scale of the table is probably the most important factor the table will anchor the room and if its too big or too small then the proportions of the room could be thrown off. The space where the coffee table is going will largely dictate the size if it is to run between a sofa or chaise and the television on the opposite wall (or between 2 sofas facing) then a rectangular coffee table will complement the space if there is a square space between a set of sofas such as a 2+3 or a corner lounge then you could go for square round or oversized rectangle. If you consider it should be just within reach of the main seats it is likely to consume a decent amount of floorspace a general rule is it should be up to two thirds of the sofa in length and sit at roughly the same height as the seats (with variations achieving different looks i.e. very low will create a modern minimalist feel).
The material also has its importance. Glass tables are very beautiful and fit in most rooms but are more difficult to maintain and if there are young children in the house they are not the ideal as accidents can occur. White is a very beautiful colour but again it is difficult to maintain. Even a single cup placed directly on the table it can leave marks. Do not be afraid of colour. A mass of orange green or red will be a splash of colour and will cheer you up every morning. Usual height of coffee tables is normally between 40 and 45 inches. If you often have guests a higher one might be more suited because everyone will be able to reach their cup. A rule of interior design says that the height of the coffee table should be about the same height (or not less than five inches lower than) the couch. Ideal length is two thirds of the couch. However no rule is set in stone. Depending on your tastes and the rest of the room you can choose what ever size and colour coffee table you wish.
You can find coffee tables that offer extra seating in your room as well. Some of these include comfy seats that store under the table when they are not in use. Other coffee tables double as ottomans or sometimes large ottomans can become coffee tables with just the addition of an attractive tray.