Chiara Del Core 21 jan 2021 Design 0 comments

Coffee table: practical guide to choosing

Protagonist of the living room, the coffee table is increasingly present in the homes of lovers of design and functionality. Since the living area is the most lived-in area of the house, it is necessary to choose tables that, in addition to being balanced in the environment, are practical and can satisfy the most diverse needs. Furthermore, with the intensification of agile work, recreating a corner in the living room for the coffee break can be an excellent idea to make work more productive, thanks to the use of a relaxation area. In the latter case, it is therefore advisable to design this area as best as possible, which must also be equipped with a comfortable and practical table.
It is therefore useful to outline the aspects to consider before opting for one solution rather than another.

Below is a complete guide to juggling dimensions, styles and materials relating to this small but important piece of furniture.

The dimensions for a perfect coffee table

One of the first aspects to consider when choosing the coffee table, so that it adapts well to the environment in which it is inserted, is the space. In fact, it is good to analyze the available square footage and the dimensions of the furnishings already present in the room. It should always be kept in mind that the furniture chosen should not be an obstacle to free movement and should relate to the sofa and armchairs in the living room. In this regard, the standard height of the top corresponds to about 45 cm but may vary depending on the position of the table. If you want to place it next to the sofa, it must not exceed the height of the armrest, if instead it occupies a position in front of the seat, it must facilitate comfortable use.
be slightly lower than the same. Respect for the heights and the relationship between the various furnishings guarantees optimal use, in fact the seated user must be able to easily place a book or a cup of coffee on the surface, avoiding unnatural efforts and movements. In the same way, it is necessary to ensure the appropriate distances to comfortably arrange the legs: between the seat and the table there must be at least 60 cm.

As for the shape of the table, this too will affect the overall dimensions and the final aesthetic result. The rounded silhouette is more suitable for confined spaces and when there are children in the house, since the table without edges is safer and the measures are smaller. The geometric and more linear shapes are suitable for spaces with more generous dimensions and a modern style. The modern square-shaped coffee tables are perfect if placed between two sofas or between several front armchairs. If, on the other hand, you want to focus on originality, you can opt for extravagant models with unexpected shapes: tables similar to extra large buttons, pop art style reproductions and solutions that make use of recycled materials. In this way, the coffee table will become a real pole of attraction for the entire environment.

   
On the left a large and squared table, on the right a table obtained from the recovery of an old trunk

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