Choosing the Right Coffee Table

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The coffee table is a must-have item for any living room. This blog is to help you know what to look for when choosing the right shape and material, as well as popular sizes to choose from. Ranging from oval to rectangular, closed storage to glass. Before you begin shopping for the coffee table consider the space to have to work with and the surrounding furniture.

Start by measuring the sofa's total length followed by the two-third rule. Your coffee table should run no more than two thirds the length of your sofa. Then take note of the sofa cushion, the coffee table should be the same height as the cushions or two or three inches. Be sure there are at least two feet between the coffee table and the surrounding seating so there is ample legroom.

An oval coffee table is not only a stylish option but also very sensible. It's kid-friendly as it's void of sharp corners. The oval coffee table is perfect for entertaining guests. Now the rectangular coffee table remains the most popular for a reason. It can be easily placed in front of most sofas, especially lengthy ones. Some also come with wheels at the bottom of the legs for easy transportation. Living rooms tend to gather a lot of clutter. Coffee tables with storage are a handy solution for hiding magazines, tv remote, or even kids' toys. 

A mid-century coffee table can add function and style to any living room. Just remember when shopping for a coffee table first determine what function it needs to serve, measure the available space, and buy the coffee table according to the size of the sofa.