Adding a coffee table in your living room can help elevate the look of the space and increase storage space. Choosing the right coffee table depends on the size of your living room, the type of couch you have, and the atmosphere you are trying to create.
Sugar House Furniture offers different heights, widths, and shapes of coffee tables to help fit any home design. Our coffee tables are made with durable wood and often come in multiple stain colors. Below we will discuss some elements and measurements that can help you choose the right coffee table that will serve you and add to the design of your living space.
Use the ⅔ rule
When you are measuring for a coffee table it is best to utilize the ⅔ rule. A coffee table should be ⅔ the width of your sofa, regardless of the shape. Having this width can help you have space to get up from the sofa and prevent the table from taking up too much space.
Before you go to a furniture store, make sure to measure your space and your couch so you can know the exact size that you can fit in your living room.
Finding The Right Height
More often than not, coffee tables are about the same height as the seating cushions of your couch. It should be no more than 2 to 3 inches above or below the sofa seat. If the table is too tall or too short it won’t be practical or add to the style of the space.
Coffee tables can help add character to the space, so ensuring that it is the right height and width will allow people to see its character, instead of focusing on how odd the measurements are.
Do You Have A Sofa Or Sectional?
Different size sofas or longer sectionals will need different sizes of tables even if the couches are the same height. Different shapes will also pair better with traditional sofas, love seats, or sectionals.
Sofas look best with oval or rectangular coffee tables, and sectionals or large furniture groupings look best with round or square coffee tables. A table that is proportional to the couch and other furniture in your living room is the best choice for your space.
Different Table Shapes
Rectangle: This is the most common shape for coffee tables that appear in homes and offices. This is a common shape because it pairs well with traditional and standard sofas. Rectangular tables help you to display plants, and photo albums, or hold drinks while you are seated on your couch.
Round: The round coffee table also pairs well with small or large sofas and helps to fill the space without looking overcrowded. It makes it easier to configure with other furniture pieces. Round tables lead to smoother traffic flow and limit sharp edges that children or pets can bump into.
Square: Square coffee tables pair best with sectionals or large furniture arrangements. If you have a traditional sofa, pairing two squares together can look just as good as a rectangle and double the usable surface space. These coffee tables give you more creative freedom.
Oval: These pair well with a sofa and chaise and provide a similar design feel as round tables. They are also kid-friendly and even upholstered ottomans in a similar shape can be a great option for homeowners with young kids.
Organic: If a traditional shape is not for you, organic or abstract shapes for tables and ottomans do exist. Cement, metal, fabric, or wood options can be made into hexagons, spheres, octagons, or even a table that doesn’t have flat tabletop space.
Furniture Options From Sugar House Furniture
Our mission-style furniture can bring more elegance to your home. We offer dining tables, dressers, chairs, coffee tables, vanities, and other accessories to add more character to your space. Sugar House Furniture builds durable pieces that can last for multiple generations and be passed down. Our commitment is to provide superior, heirloom, and quality products at a fair price. No matter what your style, we have something on our showroom floor for you. Visit our showroom and seek advice from our team at our Salt Lake office today!