Are you overwhelmed by the many coffee table height and length options available to you and have no idea how to choose the right one? Confused about all the rules to remember to avoid choosing the wrong one? Keep reading to find out what measurements you should take and what coffee table dimensions you should know to create a comfortable space for you and your guests.
Beforechoosing the right coffee table , get out your tape measure. Certain measurements must be taken to find a table that fits perfectly. A coffee table in the right scale with the surrounding furniture will keep the overall look in proportion.
MEASURE THE CORRECT HEIGHT OF THE COFFEE TABLE
Record the height of your sofa from the floor to the top cushion. The coffee table should be the same height as or 1-2 inches lower than the seat height of the sofa.
However, this rule can be guarded against. You can base the height of your coffee table on the measurements of other surrounding furniture or on your personal design preferences. For example:
A low height is useful for creating a modern vibe, offsetting items in your room, or providing an unobstructed view of another piece of furniture.
The taller table predates the 20th century, before lower coffee tables were invented, tall coffee was fo entertaining. Today, tall coffee tables are ideal for rooms with taller sofas or if you often entertain. The extra inches make it easier to reach snacks and other items on the tabletop.
MEASURE THE CORRECT COFFEE TABLE LENGTH
Coffee tables should measure about two-thirds the length of the sofa. If you follow this tip, your coffee table will be in proper proportion to your sofa, resulting in a comfortable feel. Again, like other coffee table rules, this one is flexible depending on the size of other furniture in the room and your preferences.
COFFEE TABLE IDEAS
Once you know the correct length and height of your coffee table, you can determine the depth, shape and style of the table.
The size of your coffee table will depend on the amount of space available in the room. If you have a lot of open space for your sofa, it is better to choose a table with more depth. This gives you more space to show off your style and serve snacks.
When choosing the shape, make sure it matches your furniture and design style. For a room with a lot of space, consider a large coffee table in the shape of a circle, square or hexagon. Small rectangular and oval tables are ideal for narrow rooms.
Tip: For a household with children, an oval or round coffee table made of wood is a smart choice, because it does not have dangerous sharp corners that children can fall on. Glass tables should also be avoided. Aside from messy fingerprints, children can be seriously injured by shards of glass if they break.
POSITIONING THE COFFEE TABLE
Once your new coffee table is home, it's time to put it in its proper place. The most suitable distance is 15 cm from the sofa, so that there is sufficient legroom and the table is still within reach. If the table has drawers or cabinets that face the sofa, this amount of space will give you the necessary access to the drawers.
Also apply the 18-inch rule when pulling chairs within distance of the coffee table. Like other rules, this one is not set in stone. There is flexibility with a range of 12 to 18 inches of space between table and bench. Sometimes a coffee table with an ottoman needs to be pulled closer to accommodate someone with short legs.
Of Other Large Objects
Prevent the coffee table from becoming an obstacle in the room by leaving at least 30 centimeters of open space between the table and other furniture. In narrower rooms, this space can be reduced to 24 inches.
Keep an open space of 12″ to 18″ between a coffee table and the couch. Leave 24″ to 30″ between the coffee table and TV cabinet.
Having all the necessary measurements will make finding the right coffee table a breeze. It will be the perfect accessory for your living room, giving everyone a place to put their drinks.