Plenty of things cross your poor coffee table, from gossip with friends to felt tip pens to spilled beverages – so choose something that can tackle the everyday with good looks worth bragging about.
Hopefully our useful guide can help you work out which product will do the job right.
There are plenty of things to think about when selecting a new coffee table. We’ve laid all of these out below.
If you’re looking to make a big impression, the Rockhampton’s concrete top and acacia X-base has a modern, industrial style, while the Phoenix’s grey marble top and polished stainless steel base deliver on cool sophistication.
For something a bit more homely, a wood coffee table might be more up your street.
Your coffee table is the focal point of your lounge, and it needs to be in the right proportions so it doesn’t look odd or cause inconvenience. The last thing you want is for guests to be bashing their knees when they stand up, or edging along sideways between the table and the couch just to fetch a drink from the kitchen. They shouldn’t have to strain to reach their cup of tea, either!
That’s why it’s important to pick the right size coffee table for your living room. A coffee table should be about the same height, two thirds the width, and a foot and a half away from your sofas and chairs.
Needless to say, then, that if your lounge is a cosy size and your sofas are small and packed together, one of our small coffee tables will be more suitable. A large coffee table will fare better in a bigger room with bigger sofas, and if the seat of your sofa is quite low, a low coffee table will likely be the way to go.
How much does your coffee table need to carry? If you’re just looking for a place to rest your mug, no storage at all is a simple, minimalist option – perfect for the family dog to sleep under!
If you’d prefer a reclaimed, pine or oak coffee table with storage, however, there are a couple of different options available.
If you do go for something with drawers, be aware that different styles of drawer handle will help achieve different looks.
Last but not least, there are plenty of different woodworking features that give each coffee table its unique style.
Hopefully, we’ve told you everything you need to know to make the right purchase. Explore our coffee tables and find the best new home for your coasters.