Wooden Coffee Tables: How to Find the Right One for You

Whether you want to admit it or not, coffee tables are one of the most important pieces of living room furniture. Although it is the last piece of the living room puzzle, chosen after all the seating, it’s the coffee table that influences how people interact, since it literally sits between people. Yes, your coffee table should look good, serve well and display a few accessories that reveal your personality – otherwise, you may as well use an upturned wooden crate. The question is, which wooden coffee table will work for your living room? Here’s how to find the right one for you.

What is the Purpose of Your Coffee Table?

Modern wooden coffee tables serve numerous purposes. While they used to be a place to set your drinks and remote control, in today’s modern interiors, wooden coffee tables are multifunctional, decorative, and often the focal point of a living room. It is important to consider whether you simply need a wooden coffee table as a surface for your drinks and snacks, a place for your kids’ homework and colouring while you watch your favourite shows in the evening, or as a place to put your feet up.

Blend Style with Your Furniture

Do you have your eye on something traditional, modern or shabby-chic? Keeping in mind that coffee tables should only complement and not steal the show, you want to integrate your coffee table with the art, colours and accent pieces around you. If you’re mixing a modern wooden coffee table with something old, think about the balance of the two. While a thick rectangular, round or square wooden coffee table paired with a traditional leather Chesterfield will look exquisite, an oval contemporary wooden coffee table with long thin pointed legs paired with a mid-century white leather or vinyl sofa will make a striking impact.

Table Size and Height

What is your living room like? Is it small? Is it spacious? A coffee table has the power to make a definitive style statement, and while it may not be a big-ticket purchase, it is important to make sure that it complements your space. To maximise comfort and to ensure that the décor flows seamlessly, your coffee table needs to be in proportion to your sofa and lounge chairs. Make sure that your wooden coffee table is no more than two-thirds of your sofa’s total length, and leave at least 45cm of space (a foot and a half) between the table and the sofa for leg space. The height of your coffee table is also important. While the standard height for a table is 16-18 inches, the rule of thumb is that the table should be no lower than 1-2 inches from the seat of your sofa and leisure chairs.

Enhance Your Living Room Space with Wooden Coffee Tables from Riverwalk Furniture

Your coffee table is your living room’s anchor piece. Choose the right one and it will unify your living room. Whether you’re looking for a red leather, mid-century, contemporary sofa, a dining room table, a slanted or round post-modern leather bed, or a traditional or contemporary wooden coffee table – you can always count on our range at Riverwalk Furniture.

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