Choosing the right coffee table for your space is largely about proportions—dimensions, clearance, and balance with other elements in the room. Generally, your coffee table should be about two-thirds the length of your sofa.
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A coffee table should be proportionate in size to the sofa. As a good rule of thumb, the coffee table you buy should be at least one-half the length of your sofa, but not longer than the sofa itself.
There's nothing more awkward than a coffee table that's to high or too low. Opt for a coffee table that's the same height as the cushions on your sofa or one to two inches lower.
You can generally have fun with shapes. If you have two rounded or curved sofas, a circular or oval coffee table usually works best.
Oval, rectangular, round, freeform. Glass, brass, wood, stainless steel. What kind of materials and shapes work well with your lifestyle and your space?
With these 4 easily overlooked tips in mind, you're ready to brainstorm! Look at your interior and asses what kind of style and feel you would like to maintain. Take a look at our collection of coffee tables for design inspiration and design your own dream space!
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