I wonder how a living room would look like without a coffee table. As far as Im concerned the coffee table is indispensable for a pleasant and intimate living. Apart from that, a good coffee table can really make everything fit together better: the furniture, the colors and even the textures. The coffee table is a piece of furniture that combines design and practicality, so you HAVE to make the right choice, and in order to do that you will need both attention to detail and great taste. However, the coffee table is also the item that best says Welcome and relax. It is also useful for when you have guests as it can hold your appetizers and your wine glasses, so that you can have a casual and relaxed conversation. So heres what you need to keep in mind in order to be able to pick the perfect coffee table for your living room.
First of all, you need to choose the coffee so that it fits or, better said, so that it goes well with the rest of your living room. In other words, the coffee table needs to match the style you have already adopted. For instance, if you have a five seat couch, the perfect coffee table would be a round or a cubic one. But if your couch is in the corner of the room, you definitely need to pick a rectangular coffee table, because it would be a perfect use of your space.
Its okay to play with colors, as long as you dont exaggerate. Like we said before the coffee table has to match the rest of your living room. If your living room is mainly made up of gray and white shades, then a black coffee table would be a suitable choice. However, this doesnt mean that you cant also get a more cheerful color. Just keep in mind that if you have already picked two colors for the room, adding a third one may make it look a bit tacky.
When it comes to coffee tables, height is also crucial. You should choose it depending on how high your couch is. Otherwise, you may end up with a coffee table that is either too low or two high. Both cases are incredibly unpleasant, so dont forget to measure your couch before you go out to buy the coffee table.
When it comes to size and shape, there are some things you should consider. Dont try to overdo it and buy a very large piece of furniture that will end up obstructing the circulation. The important thing is to keep it simple and try to get a coffee table which gives the illusion that it doesnt take up so much space, like the ones made out of glass.