I’ve recently replaced my rectangle coffee table with a round one. It was initially out of necessity, but I quickly fell in love with this new shape in my family room! So, let’s talk about choosing a perfect coffee table for your home! I think you may love a round coffee table too!
With three little ones frequenting our home and two of them
ADVANTAGES OF GLASS
Both rectangle and round coffee tables may have glass. And it is my preference for a round coffee table. First of all, glass is transparent and has little visual weight while having a great beauty. Glass also cleans up easily!
The only con is that glass coffee tables can break. But most coffee tables are made of tempered glass and very safe.
ROUND IS PRETTY
With so many square or rectangular surfaces and boxy furnishings in a family or living room, a round coffee table can really soften up a space and make the overall look of a room very pretty!
I noticed this right away when our round coffee table was added!
LOTS OF SIZES
Round tables have come a long way! Now they are available in lots of sizes to meet your specific needs. Just keep in mind the larger they are the more circumference they have and the more room they take up. So measure the area of your room a coffee table would fit in carefully and choose accordingly.
We opted for a coffee table that was on the smaller side because our family room is not huge. And we like to have space for the little ones to play when they come.
MORE LEG ROOM
Round coffee tables don’t often take up as much space in front of a sofa as their long rectangle cousins. So, you can stretch out those legs if you are not sitting directly in front of it.
For us, this was a huge advantage. I have long legs and really enjoy having the option of stretching out!
CHOOSE STYLES AND MATERIALS THAT WORK FOR YOU
Round coffee tables, like all other, come in a plethora of various materials. Choose the ones that fit your lifestyle. And they come in so many styles.
Round coffee tables tend to be more of a focal point than rectangle ones. So choosing the perfect style is important! And remember the more glass and metal the more fancy and formal a coffee table looks.
We chose a durably constructed table with a bottom shelf. The shelf affords extra storage space.
Here are some things to consider…
- do I want to use coasters (we didn’t)
- do I have small children
- is this table going to be lightly used
- is this table a workhorse in my room
- do I want a shelf
- how many people will my sofa hold
- what style compliments my room
I think round coffee tables could make a great addition to your room as it did mine!
Here are some pretty coffee tables I’ve found just for you!
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