Published at Wednesday, July 17th 2019, 22:33:45 PM. Coffee Table. By Alonza Fermi.
A good coffee table gives you the surface space you need and adds the final touch to a living area's look. Here are a few tips to help you discover your sofa the best partner.
1. DEFINE YOUR NEEDSSome people eat by their coffee table or just use it to store their remote controls and other small items. That's why a coffee table must have enough surface space for your needs.
2. MEASURE THE HEIGHTMeasure the height of your sofa's seat ‐ a good coffee table must be at most the same height or even lower. If the table is too high, it may look clumsy.
3. DECIDE ON THE SIZEThe sofa is the star of the show, so the table you place in front of it must be quite a bit smaller. A good rule of thumb is that the maximum size is two‐thirds of the sofa's width.
A table that is too small is better than one that is too big, but don't under measure. Note that your path to the sofa must be wide enough and that someone sitting on the couch must be able to reach to pick things up off the table easily.
4. CHOOSE THE SHAPESquare, Round, asymmetrical, rectangular, and oval? A 'removable tray', wheels or two tiers? Something separate or a sculptural piece? Your decision would be pretentious by the shape, style, and size of your sofa as well as the room's interior decoration.
The form of the carpet must be 'noted as well'. If the couch is 'angular' and the rug is 'rectangular', an oval or round addition brings a soft touch to the ensemble.
5. WHICH MATERIAL?Marble, glass, brass, painted metal and wood are trendy coffee table materials at the moment. Select a material that perfect suits your needs. If you move the table around often, select a table that is 'lightweight'. Families with children must pick a material that could handle scratches. A tray‐like table is a great place to assemble Lego sets, as the pieces won't fall on the floor.
6. MIX AND MATCH!Arrange a few coffee tables of different heights in a cascading pattern. Integrating them 'looks great' and is also 'handy' when you need extra surface space you could pull the tables apart, and if you require more space in front of the sofa you could push the tables back together.
'Different sizes' of tables could also be of 'different materials'. You could change one table with a footstool or ottoman that you push partially under the coffee table‐that way you'll always have an extra seat when you need it. You could also put a tray on the ottoman if you need more surface space. Unlike the coffee table, a side table next to the sofa may be taller than the couch itself.