Let’s talk about choosing the best coffee table for you room! A coffee table plays a very important role in a living room or family room! It’s a workhorse! Today we are talking about how to choose the best coffee table for you!
A coffee table is a piece of furniture that can change the look of a room! So choosing the best coffee table is a must!
Here are some things to think about when considering the right coffee table for you home…
BEST COFFEE TABLES ARE FUNCTIONAL
As a decorator, I love pretty! And everything I put in our home must add to its beauty! But I also am concerned with how anything I choose for our home will add comfort and be useful!
So the first thing to think about before even looking for a coffee table is what is its purpose in a room.
Here are some questions to ask yourself…
- will it get a lot of use
- is it mostly decorative
- are we going to put drinks and food on it
- is it going to be decorated
- do I need storage
- are there any specific size or other concerns
When considering a new coffee table think about how you will use it!
Answering these questions will help you choose a coffee table that is perfect for you and your family.
MEASUREMENTS TO KEEP IN MIND
Here are some tried and true measurements to keep in mind when choosing the best coffee table for your room.
- Most standard coffee tables are 16-18 inches high and most sofa cushions are 17 to 19 inches high. For ease of use keep the height of a coffee table just a bit lower than your sofa cushion.
- For a balanced look, a coffee table should be about two thirds as long as the sofa next to it. Longer will overwhelm the space and shorter will look odd.
- For ease of movement, a coffee table should be placed 14-18 inches from a sofa. It’s easy enough to grab a cup of coffee but far enough away to have legroom when you sit down.
A coffee table should fit will into the space in front of a sofa and not crowd a room. It also needs to be proportional to the other furniture around it!
Choose a coffee table with these proportions in mind and your table will fit comfortably and be functional.
STYLE AND DECOR OPTIONS
Style is a very big consideration when choosing a coffee table! There are so so so many styles to choose from.
Do your homework and look at lots and lots of coffee tables.
A coffee table can go a long way to updating an entire room!
THINK ABOUT PRICE POINT…
The coffee table I chose was not very expensive at all. It is sturdy and well made was just the perfect price to pay for a trendy piece of furniture. Will I keep it for 10 years? Probably not. So I did not want to spend a lot on a coffee table just to add an on-trend style to my family room.
REALLY consider how much you are willing to spend on a piece of furniture and how long you are willing to keep it! This is so important. Many of us spend way too much money on some items and then feel we have to keep them much longer than they have served their purpose to justify our investment. Don’t fall into that decorating trap!
THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU LOVE…
The bottom line is… BUY AND USE WHAT YOU LOVE! I really love this new clean-lined coffee table! It may not check off every box on my ultimate coffee table wish list, but it checks off the most important one… I LOVE HOW IT LOOKS IN MY FAMILY ROOM.
Always, always, always furnish your home with things you LOVE!
What do you think? Would a little fun coffee table freshen up you room?
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