How to Find the Right Coffee Table for you in 5 Steps

Still life of newspaper, breakfast with cakes and hot coffee on kitchen table in front of window
Still life of newspaper, breakfast with cakes and hot coffee on kitchen table in front of window

A coffee table has to be considered one of the most functional and highly versatile items of furniture you have in your home.

You can use coffee tables to make a real design statement and to create a focal point in your room. This is a piece of furniture that does so much more than give you somewhere to rest your feet or put your coffee.

Let’s explore some steps to help you get the right coffee table for your lifestyle and needs.

Pick the right size

Get your tape measure at the ready. When choosing a coffee table, your first priority is to work out where you want it to go in the room.

If you are replacing a coffee table you should decide if you want something smaller or larger. Take account of the dimensions of your room and then make a note of the size of the coffee table that will fit your plans the best.

Decide what you want to use your coffee table for

The next step is to make a decision as to what you intend to use your coffee table for. Is its primary purpose going to be for decorative reasons, such as offering somewhere to display photos and maybe a plant?

Deciding how you are going to use your coffee table will help to guide you on size and looks.

How will your coffee table contribute to the overall aesthetic of your room?

Once you have made some decisions on size and function you can focus your attention on letting your creative juices flow.

Think about the style and design of your room. This will help you to pick a coffee table that complements the overall vibe of your living room space and allows you to make the right fashion statement.

Think about shape

The dimensions of your room will dictate the size of the coffee table that will work best in the space available. It also pays to think about what sort of shape will have the most appeal.

Will an oval coffee table look best? or maybe a long and sleek design would be the most aesthetically appealing.

You can also get coffee tables that are not a uniform shape. This allows you to get really creative when thinking about how you want your coffee table to blend in or stand out in the room.

What sort of finish do you want?

Another key decision to make when choosing your coffee table is whether you would prefer a simple finish or pattern, or whether you want to go with a pattern or color that will get people talking.

You will obviously have to think about how the pattern and finish fit into your overall room design. If you want your coffee table to blend in you might want to consider using a solid color. However, if it is going to be your standout piece of furniture in the room, let your imagination run riot!

There is bound to be a coffee table that is just right for you and your home. Follow these steps and it should lead you to the right choice.


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Bella Duckworth

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“Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On the one hand, it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.” – Zaha Hadid

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