How to choose a living room table?
• Ideally, a coffee table should match or complement the colour and materials of the sofa and any other furniture in the room.
• For small spaces, you could look for a multi-purpose piece of furniture. For example, a coffee table that extends both vertically and horizontally to become a dining table or a desk is a great space-saving solution.
• Take the table's height into consideration. Normally, a coffee table should either be the same height as your sofa or slightly lower.
• Choosing the right materials is also important: wood has a warm and more traditional feel, while glass and metal bring a modern vibe
• Think about how much wear and tear the table is likely to get: a glass top may be too fragile as it is easily scratched. However, wood can become stained. Acrylic, stone and metal are all durable materials if you are looking for something that doesn’t require much maintenance.
• If you have children, you may want to consider a table without any sharp edges. A round or oval shape would be the safest option, and you wouldn’t be compromising on style.
• If you enjoy eating dinner while watching your favourite programme on TV, the coffee table can double as an informal dining table. In this case, it’s best to choose materials that are easy to clean (such as acrylic). An adjustable height would also be useful.
• If you need to do some work at home but don’t have enough space for a desk in the living room, a table that can be raised with extendible legs is the perfect solution.