How to Pick Out the Perfect Coffee Table

I get it. Choosing the right coffee table can be a daunting task, as it's not only a functional piece of furniture but also a focal point of your living room. With so many styles, sizes, and materials to choose from, it's easy to get overwhelmed. So, in this blog post, I'll guide you through the process of picking out the perfect coffee table that fits your style, needs, and budget. No stress!

Size and Proportion 

The size and proportion of the coffee table are crucial factors to consider when purchasing one. You should measure the space where you plan to put the coffee table to ensure that it will fit perfectly.

One top measurement which usually goes under the radar is to think about the height of the coffee table. Particularly consider this in relation to the seating height of the furniture around it. Ideally, the coffee table should be at the same height as the cushions or slightly lower.

Material and Style

Coffee tables come in various materials, including wood, glass, metal, and more. Selecting the right material depends on your taste, lifestyle, and the existing decor of the room.

For example, a glass coffee table would work well in a modern, minimalist space, while a wooden one would blend well with traditional decor. You should also consider the shape and style of the coffee table and ensure that it complements the overall aesthetic of the room.


Finally, consider the functionality of the coffee table. Will it be used primarily for holding drinks and snacks, or will it also serve as a storage space? A coffee table with drawers or shelves underneath can be a great option for storing books, magazines, or other items.

Another of my favourite tips is to consider the shape of the coffee table and how it will work with your needs. A round coffee table may be better for a room with children as it has no sharp corners, while a square or rectangular table may be better for holding more items. 


Remember to take your time and choose a coffee table that you truly love and that will serve your needs for years to come.

If you'd like a guiding hand with picking out the perfect coffee table for your room, I'd love to team up! Please call Vicki Kress Interiors on 01759 306777 to arrange your Home Visit.

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