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The coffee table is a must-have accessory and often represents the heart of the living area. A coffee table helps anchor a living room seating area and functions as a place for setting down drinks or snacks. It also provides a display surface for favourite books or decorative pieces. Here are a few tips to choose the right coffee table for your living room.

Glenn coffee table by Jesse

Glenn coffee table by Jesse

Shape and size

The height of the table depends on the height of the sofa or armchairs it is intended to match. Same thing goes for length, a low table should be one half or one third of the length of the sofa. As for the shape, a rectangular coffee table usually adapts to any type of room, a square low table requires a wider space while a round coffee table gives a sense of flow and openness.

Button low tables by B&B Italia

Button low tables by B&B Italia

Materials

A coffee tables can be manufactured in a wide range of materials, such as wood, metal, glass and marble. The glass tables give a sense of lightness and elegance, metal ones are characterized by strength and durability, wooden ones offer endless possibilities of woods and finishes, marble ones are suitable for classic and refined environment.

Tribeca low table by Meridiani

Tribeca low table by Meridiani

Coffee tables design: our selection

Tomassini Arredamenti offers a wide choice of design coffee tables, here is a selection by the most famous Italian furniture brands.

Levante coffee table by Cattelan

Levante coffee table by Cattelan

Little Nero coffee table by Living Divani

Little Nero coffee table by Living Divani

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Butterfly low table by Zanotta

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Block low table by Porada

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Natural Slice by Baxter

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Riviera low table by Flexform

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Intersection low table by MDF Italia

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Ivy low table by Paola Lenti

29 April 2015 Postato in: All Articles, Furnishing: How-To Tags: