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Choosing a Coffee Table for the Living Room

Your living space is a reflection of your personal style and you can choose furniture based on the overall aesthetics and interior décor of your home. In this article, we are focusing on the selection of the right coffee table for your living room.

Think about the living room style

And how you can choose a coffee table that will suit the existing décor seamlessly. Some living rooms can be traditional, modern, minimalistic etc. so you need to think about how this aesthetics can be maintained even with new additions. To do this, you need to factor in the materials that are commonly used in this space along with the colour theme and overall aesthetics. You can find many styles of coffee tables in Haven Design Interiors but before you start shopping, you should have a clear idea of what you are looking for and the features of furniture that will look at home in your existing living room. It is very important to consider size and proportion of the room. You have to measure the living room along with the seating arrangement to decide which sized coffee table is most suitable. You need to make sure that you are able to move around the coffee table comfortably without bumping into the sofa. Generally, you can go for a coffee table that is about two thirds the length of the sofa when you are considering a rule of thumb. 

The shape of the coffee table is another consideration.

There are so many shades such as round, oval, square and rectangular available. There are also free shapes that have carefully considered angles and curves. You need to consider your space when selecting the right shape. If you have a sectional sofa, a square coffee table will be ideal. You can select oval and round tables if you have a smaller living room as flow of movement around the arrangement is smoother. If you have a larger space, a rectangular table is a great idea. Think about the materials for the coffee table as this will affect its style and durability. Some common materials you will come across are metal, wood and glass. There are also coffee tables that are made from a combination of these materials.

Think about the ambience of the room

And how this is elevated with the choice of material. For a light and modern look, you can select glass tables. A minimal aesthetic can be maintained with metal tables. They are also great for industrial aesthetics. Think about your lifestyle and the overall vision you have for the living room. You can also look for ways to improve the functionality of the coffee table. If you are looking for a table that suits a compact living space or you want to reduce clutter, look for options that come with built-in storage. There can be shelves, drawers or the top of the coffee table can be lifted so that you can place items inside.

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