Coffee tables: the centerpiece of your living space. They hold your drinks, your remote control, tech devices, home décor and, let’s face it, a takeout meal from time to time. It can even double as a stool, a desk or a crafting area. Which is why taking your time and really deciding on which one is perfect for your space is essential.
So much time is spent deciding on the perfect living room seating—that just-the-right sofa or reclining style and far less time is dedicated to discovering that flawless coffee table. No more! Find the right size and shape to go with your sofa and other living room furniture now.
Questions about what type of table to get (oval! rectangular! square! lift top! storage! something completely different!)? We’ve got you covered. Check out all of our frequently asked ones and the answers, too!
Is there a rule on size of the coffee table? While you can and should always go with the style that speaks to you, generally the table should be at least half the length of your sofa, but no more than 2/3rds the length. It should also be around the same height as the seat of the sofa, give or take four inches. Have a sectional with a chaise? Apply the length rule to the part without the chaise, not the whole sectional.
What about shape? If you have a standard sofa, consider a rectangle- or oval-shaped coffee table to give everyone access to it. With a sectional or sofa with a chaise, a square shape is a nice option because it can fit in perfectly to that open, empty space while still providing that surface you need. Finally, a round style works great in smaller spaces or if you’re not a fan of sharp corners (did someone say kids or pets?).
Are there tables with special functional features? There are. Storage coffee tables are a great choice for families with lots of electronics, remotes, blankets or even toys. And lift top coffee tables are super useful if your coffee table doubles as a desk or dining space. Also, ottoman coffee tables are perfect for homes with kids (they’re soft!) or if you regularly use your table as a spot to kick your feet up. Finally, we have some cool, multi-purpose coffee tables that have storage stools you can bring out for extra seating AND storage.
How about style features? Yes! Glass coffee tables are a favorite if you’re short on space or if your room is already fairly busy. Glass helps keep things more visually open in any room. We also have some nesting table coffee tables which can be stacked together when not in use and spread out when you need that extra surface area. There are also lots of different options with fun bases and bottoms (scrolled, metal, thin legs, casters) to find exactly what you’re looking for.
What design styles do you have when it comes to coffee tables? We have modern styles, urban farmhouse styles, glam styles and traditional styles.
And materials and colors? Tons! Options that are wood, metal, glass, stone and marble in colors like dark brown, gray, black, light brown, silver, white, gold and more.
How do I style my coffee table? Totally up to you! We love books, plants or flower and candles. Play with the sizes and shapes to see how it looks and remember, you can always change things out and evolve.
And what about all the other tables and furniture? Can I fill up my living space here, too? Most definitely. Shop for cabinets & chests, end tables, sofa tables, TV stands, entertainment centers, bookcases and more when shopping for your home. Start shopping now!