Find the perfect coffee tables for your living room
For some reason, sofas and TVs seem to get all the attention, while coffee tables are an afterthought. However, you should never underestimate the impact of a well-designed coffee table. Coffee tables have the potential to elevate your living room and make your space go from looking good to looking fantastic. At vidaXL, we have a wide range of coffee tables in various materials, shapes, sizes and designs. With such a big selection, we are sure we will have a coffee table that will look amazing in your living room as well.
The ultimate statement piece for your living room
If you have ever been without a coffee table in your home, then you know just how handy these pieces of furniture are. A coffee table can hold your drink and your snacks or display a beautiful bouquet of flowers and your favourite coffee table books. Moreover, a coffee table acts as the room's centrepiece, almost glueing the rest of the furniture together. It really is the ultimate statement piece for your living room, so why not choose a table that you love looking at day after day for years to come?
If you are in the market for both coffee and side tables, why not get matching ones? This will create a sense of cohesion. Depending on your style, you can opt for different materials, such as rattan and wood, paired with soft neutral colours. With both a side table and a coffee table, you will have plenty of surface area for a lovely vase with fresh flowers or a classic coffee table book. Naturally, you will also always have enough room for all your essentials, like your phone, glasses, and a cup of coffee.
Finding the best coffee table for your space
Coffee tables are both versatile and elegant additions to your living room, and they will hold all your essentials. Whether you choose to place your coffee table in the centre of the room, place it by a rocking chair or use it as a side table, it is important that you choose the right table for your space. So, how do you find the right coffee or side table for your home? Here are a few things to bear in mind when purchasing your table:
Think about size and height. Your coffee table should be more than just a beautiful piece of art in your home. It should be functional and practical. Therefore, you must consider the size of your table. If you are looking for a coffee table for your lounge area, then a low-lying coffee table might be the perfect height for you. If, on the other hand, you plan to use your coffee table at your entrance for placing phones and keys, you will need a higher table.
Think about storage space. Some coffee tables come with more storage space than others. For instance, on some coffee tables, you have the option of storing books, chargers, pens, and more under the table, so it doesn’t look messy. However, you can also choose coffee tables with no storage space beside the surface area on top of the table.
Think about materials and style. Choose a table that matches the rest of the interior in your home, both when it comes to style and material.
Lastly, you also need to consider what your budget is. At vidaXL, we offer a wide selection of stylish and modern coffee tables that won’t break the bank.
Keep these things in mind when choosing your new coffee table, and you will soon have yourself the most beautiful statement piece in your living room.
Types of coffee tables
Coffee tables come in various shapes, sizes and designs, and as mentioned above, it’s important that you choose one that suits your style and your home. Which one is best? Well, that entirely depends on your style, room and your other furniture. If, for instance, you have a horizontal sofa, an oval or rectangular coffee table usually looks the best. If, on the other hand, you have an L-shaped or sectional sofa, a round or square coffee table usually looks great. However, these are just general guidelines, and you can absolutely make it work if you fall head over heels in love with a specific coffee table.
Now, let’s take a look at some of the main coffee table shapes and types:
Oval coffee tables. These tables give you plenty of surface area, and oval coffee tables also don’t have any sharp edges, which makes them great if you have kids.
Rectangular coffee tables. These types of tables have gained popularity recently, they are more modern, and they offer plenty of surface space.
Round coffee tables. There is just something about round tables that seem inviting and cosy. If you occasionally like eating around the coffee table while watching a movie, then a round coffee table is the perfect choice for you.
Square coffee tables. If you are after a symmetrical look, this is the table for you. These coffee tables also often have storage space.
But naturally, coffee tables not only come in different shapes, they also come in different materials, like wood coffee tables, which are the perfect choice for anyone who wants to add a more rustic, natural vibe to their home. Glass coffee tables are probably the most minimalistic types of coffee tables, whereas mirrored coffee tables will instantly add elegance to any room.
Alternative coffee table ideas
Nowadays, many people choose to opt for an untraditional coffee table. It could be a vintage trunk or something found at a flea market. If you are looking for something slightly different, other ideas could be ottomans or nesting coffee tables. The latter is actually just two or three separate tables that vary in both height and size. Together, they form a sort of coffee table cluster.
Freeform coffee tables are getting more and more popular. Freeform coffee tables don’t really have a shape. They are completely unique. Another solid bet is the quite versatile side tables. As you can see, you have plenty of options when it comes to coffee tables, so choose a table you love and a table which reflects your personality.
Don’t make these coffee table mistakes
We have already talked about the importance of choosing a coffee table that suits your living room, but let’s look at some of the most common mistakes that people make when purchasing a coffee table:
Choosing the wrong size. So many people pick a coffee table that is either too small or big compared to their sofa or the room in general. The coffee table needs to work with the rest of the furniture in the room.
Choosing a coffee table that doesn’t suit the family. If you have kids, you need to choose a kid-friendly coffee table. If you know you need heaps of storage space, then opt for a table that can provide you with just that.
Choosing the wrong material or colour. It’s fine to mix and match a little bit, but you probably don’t want your living room to look like Cirque du Soleil. Choose materials and colours carefully.
Now that you both know what to do and what to avoid, you should be well-equipped to pick your new coffee table.
Coffee tables: The workhorse of the living room
When you think about it, the coffee table really is the workhorse of the living room. It holds your drinks, remote control, tech devices, trinkets, takeaway dinners, magazines, books and much more. Your sofa may get all the glory, but your coffee table is the real star of your living room. Sometimes, a coffee table even doubles as a stool if you have lots of guests over. Although we don’t recommend that you use it as a stool, we have all been in a situation where it has to be used as a stool.
Perhaps you have also used your coffee table as a desk or a craft table occasionally? Coffee tables really have a big, diverse job, which is why it is so important that you choose the right table, and it doesn’t just become an afterthought. We also understand that it can be overwhelming with so many choices, but fear not; we are here to help you if you ever need assistance. As long as you choose a coffee table in the right size, the right material and in a style and design that match the rest of your furniture, you will be sweet.
Buy your coffee table online at vidaXL
At vidaXL, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, like sofas, footrests, entertainment centres and TV stands, and much more. We love helping people decorate their homes in a stylish yet affordable way. We pick out modern and beautiful items that won’t break the bank. If you need any help picking out your coffee table or any other piece of furniture, you are always welcome to contact our customer service. We love helping our customers find the right products that will bring them joy for a long time.
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