Sveta Petrov December 6, 2019 Coffee Table
Sofa is usually the first major piece of furniture we invest in for our living rooms—and, arguably, for our homes. One of the larger pieces of furniture, it's also the one we spend the most time on (other than our beds), and we often have very strict ideas of how comfortable it should be. So it's no wonder that this piece of furniture gets most of our attention when decorating a living room. But there's another important piece of the puzzle that often gets neglected: the coffee table.
The living room is arguably the heart of any home. It's where friends and family gather around a fireplace with wine in hand, where people squeeze together on the couch for a movie, and where everyone makes an appearance on game night. So, if the living room is the center of your abode, that makes the coffee table the glue that holds the most lived in part of the home together.
Once you've decided what aspects of practical design you want to prioritize, it's time for the fun bit—picking out the piece that best fits your unique sense of style. Unless you're going for an eclectic look, you'll likely want to pick a coffee table that goes with the design style of the rest of your space. Ahead, take a look at some of the best coffee tables for every type of living room—from traditional to contemporary.
Large coffee table books and conversation-starting knickknacks make even more of an impression on a clear glass coffee table.
Coffee tables are industrious pieces of furniture. They perform all sorts of different tasks: a a place for your mail, a place for your two-dozen remotes, a place for your feet, and – of course – a place for your coffee! But coffee tables have the potential to be so much more than another drop zone for your accumulated stuff. They are an absolutely critical component for your living room’s aesthetic. And they're an essential companion for your sofa. Learn the best ways to choose a coffee table for your own home!
The standard shapes for coffee tables are rectangular, square, and round. Square and round coffee tables take up the most space. These are ideal for homes that have lots of room to work with in front of the sofa or for room where the sofa and coffee table are being used for conversational seating. If your living room is centered around the TV then a rectangular coffee table is likely your best bet. If you like less clutter then it can certainly be worthwhile to consider a coffee table with built-in storage or a storage shelf. Because a TiVo remote and a Playstation controller aren’t exactly the most beautiful things to stare at.