Coffee tables are one of the most difficult pieces of furniture to find and select, and for a good price. So we have pulled together some ideas and options to point you in the right direction when selecting the right kind of coffee table, material and finish.
There are many things to consider when selecting the RIGHT coffee table. Is there a pattern on the rug, is there a lot of texture and color in the room, blah blah blah… this can become overwhelming quickly. We have created a step by step check list to help simplify the selection of your perfect coffee table.
Location- the first thing to choose is the location of your coffee table. It should simplify the process a great deal by specifying what the purpose of this coffee table should be. If the table is placed in the living room then it should complete the design and complement the décor. If the table is in a children’s space the table should serve the purpose of a desk and workspace.
Style- Next, select the style. This will be shaped by the style of the other furniture pieces in the room and highlight these other pieces.
Size/Shape- The size and shape of the coffee table can be a difficult decision. A coffee table should be either be level to the seating that surrounds it or one to two inches shorter than the seating. The shape of the coffee table finishes the look that is being created. Round and oval coffee tables are great for scattered and sectional seating. On the other hand, rectangular and square coffee tables are great for L shaped seating. Irregular shaped coffee tables are quite popular and can be used in almost any seating arrangement.
Color- Once the shape and size have been decided it is time to decide on the color, materials and finishes of the table. These should be picked in alliance with the other furniture and décor themes throughout the space.
Extra features-Extra features cannot be forgotten. Things to consider when choosing whether or not you need extra features include; display space, work space, storage for books and magazines, etc. or is the table simply to complete the décor and highlight other features such as a rug or center piece.
Here are some of our recommendations for great coffee tables that meet the needs of many different designs:
Glass top with a modern organic touch- East End Imports.
Functional with storage in it – Bo-Concept.
Outdoor coffee table. – Seasonal Living outdoor furniture.
Outdoor Coffee table- Seasonal Living outdoor furniture.
Stone Coffee Table – 18 Karat.
Completely metal- Nuevo Siren Coffee Table
Unique Coffee Tables- Bobby Berk Home- Coral Collection Black
Arktura- Hive Collection
Modern Pagoda Style Coffee Table- (a touch of traditional with a modern flare)
Fun irregular shape- Minotti.
Traditional Coffee Tables- Bobby Berk Home- Duke of Love Sweet Mandarin
Rich Wood Coffee Table- Brownstone
Traditional with an Asian Flare- Brownstone
Unique Table- Bend Seating- Drum in Peacock