A coffee table is one of the most important pieces of furniture that you will buy for your living room. It is essentially a centrepiece of your living room and will reflect a lot more than your aesthetic sense. A coffee table should blend in with the rest of the furniture as well as the overall look of your house.
Some people go for readymade pieces while others prefer custom made furniture to reflect their own style. If you are looking for a coffee table for your living room, here are some tips that will help you out:
This is the first thing that you need to consider. Usually, people put a coffee table in a living room to cover the empty space. However, you need to consider the size of the table required according to your living area. If your living room is small then one table is sufficient but with a larger space to cover, you might need two coffee tables or a bigger one. You also need to leave some room for leg space such that it will still allow you to move around the living area comfortably.
The height of your coffee table is also something to look at. It should not be too high nor too low and should look appropriate together with the height of your sofa. This will make it easier for anyone to stretch their legs or even eat their snacks.
While there are no rules how you should match the shapes of your sofa sets with the table, it will add to the aesthetic appeal of your living room if you take some time to consider it. Feel free to play with different shapes and experiment as you wish. If you are not sure about the table’s shape and don’t want to make a long-term purchase right away, you can always consider furniture leasing at WTP Singapore where you can rent a coffee table for a few months and see if it suits your home. If you like the coffee table you picked out, you can go ahead and purchase it. Otherwise, you can also switch it up with something else once your lease is over.
What is the purpose of your coffee table? Do you plan on using it for display purposes or do you want a multipurpose table? In either case, this is something that you need to pre-determine. If you like having things in your reach then go for a table that has drawers or cabinets under the table like our Hexagon Coffee Table for storage. However, if you want your coffee table to be a piece of accessory then go for something fancy like glass or marble like our Marble Coffee Table
Go for something that is durable without going over your budget. The wrong material can cost you a lot in the future. Pick out something that goes with the overall appearance of your living room or has been used in other items. Look for something that is easy to maintain and works great for all seasons. If you have kids at home, stay away from furs and expensive materials because chances are that these materials will be ruined before it wears out on its own.
These are our top five tips for selecting a coffee table for your living room. If you wish to explore more options, head down to WTP Singapore and allow our consultants to guide you through the selection process.