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Coffee Table Buying Guide

Coffee Table Buying Guide

In the realm of interior design, the coffee table serves as the centrepiece of your living room, a vital element that ties together both functionality and aesthetic. Whether you're sipping a morning brew, entertaining guests, or simply resting your feet after a long day, the right coffee table can elevate your space to new heights of style and comfort! However, with a plethora of options available, selecting the perfect coffee table can be a daunting task. Fear not, as we delve into five crucial factors to consider when making the perfect choice for your living space.

1) Size matters: finding the right dimensions

The first consideration when selecting a coffee table is undoubtedly its size. A table too large can overwhelm the space, while one too small may appear lost and insignificant. Measure the available area in the desired room, ensuring ample space for movement around the table. Consider the proportions of your seating arrangement; the coffee table should ideally be about two-thirds the length of your sofa. You will also want to take into account the height of the table. Opt for a table that aligns with, or is, slightly lower than your seating to facilitate easy access to drinks and of course, snacks!

Our Aria Glass Metal Coffee Table is the perfect size for those wanting a coffee table that offers plenty of space, while also looking super minimal. This table is available in dark bronze, black and gold, and is the perfect coffee table for a clean and modern looking aesthetic in your home. Shop it here.

 Aria Glass Metal Coffee Table Gold

2) Shape: reflecting your style and functionality

The shape of your coffee table not only contributes to its visual appeal but also affects its functionality within the room. Rectangular tables are versatile and fit well in traditional settings, offering ample surface area for décor and serving trays. Conversely, round or oval tables soften the lines of a room and are ideal for smaller spaces, where sharp corners may obstruct movement. Embrace unconventional shapes such as hexagonal or irregular designs for a modern twist that sparks conversation and adds character to your living space!

The Avery Round Glass Metal Coffee Table is perfect for those a little short on space. It's circular shape allows a more room to move around but still has plenty of space to store books and magazines with it's additional lower shelf.

Avery Round Glass Metal Round Coffee Table Black

3) Material matters: balancing durability and style

The choice of material significantly influences the aesthetic appeal and durability of your coffee table. Solid wood exudes warmth and timeless elegance, perfect for classic interiors seeking longevity. For a contemporary vibe, consider sleek glass or painted metal surfaces that impart a sense of lightness and sophistication. Alternatively, you could opt for stone surfaces like quartz or marble that will add a more luxurious feel. Pay attention to the maintenance requirements of each material; while some may withstand spills and stains with ease, others may require regular care and attention to preserve their lustre!

The Hudson Glass Metal Coffee Table is not only a luxurious table that offers more than just statement style, it is also super easy to maintain due to its metal and glass textures. This coffee table is also available to shop in Black, Dark Bronze and Silver Grey. Shop here.

Hudson Glass Metal Coffee Table Dark Bronze

4) Colour palette: harmonising with your décor

Selecting the right colour for your coffee table is pivotal in achieving a cohesive and harmonious interior scheme. Opt for a neutral hue such as grey, white or black for timeless versatility that seamlessly blends with any decor style. Alternatively, inject a pop of glamour with vibrant tones such as golds and silvers, to infuse personality and visual interest into your living space. Make sure you consider the existing colour palette of your room too, aim for a complementary shade that enhances rather than overwhelms the surroundings. Experiment with contrasting textures and finishes to add depth and dimension to your coffee table.

The Marble Coffee Table Matte Black Frame oozes a glamorous and expensive look in your home. Luxury interior is all about adding depth, and marble coffee tables add just the right amount of texture to your space to do just that! Shop here. 

Marble Quartz Metal Coffee Table


5) Functionality: striking the perfect balance

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, your coffee table should cater to your lifestyle and functional needs. If you frequently entertain guests, opt for a larger surface area that accommodates serving trays, board games, or magazines with ease. For families with young children, prioritise safety by selecting rounded edges and sturdy construction that withstands everyday wear and tear.

Enter the Glass Metal Nesting Coffee Tables. The perfect solution to those who live for practical furniture! This coffee table is crafted with function in mind. A sleek, and minimal look, where two coffee tables nest inside one another for a seamless look in your home, but that can be pulled out for extra space when required - the perfect choice for those who love to host! Shop here.

Glass Metal Nesting Tables Black

Top tips when choosing a coffee table for your home:

  • Consider the existing materials and finishes in your room when choosing a coffee table to ensure it complements and enhances the overall design scheme. 
  • The colour of your coffee table can either make a bold statement or blend seamlessly - so choose wisely!
  • Will it be practical? Think about cleaning too! Glass and marble are super easy to wipe down.
  • Think of functionality! Remember the day-to-day use of your coffee table and how it will serve your lifestyle needs. 

Selecting the perfect coffee table involves a thoughtful balance of size, shape, material, colour, and functionality. By considering these five key factors, you can transform your living space into a haven of style, comfort, and functionality that reflects your unique personality and lifestyle preferences. So, brew yourself a cup of your favourite coffee, take a seat, and let your coffee table become the focal point of delightful conversations and cherished memories for years to come.

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