How to choose the right coffee table

We've got the lowdown on all you need to know before buying a coffee table

Size and shape

* Choosing the right size of coffee table is very important so that it works in harmony with the rest of your living room furniture. Too small, and the coffee table will look odd and impractical. Too large, and the coffee table will look out of place.

* As a general rule, the coffee table should be 3/4 of the length of the sofa so it doesn’t feel dwarfed, and you should allow plenty of space to walk around the table, otherwise the room will feel cramped.

* Think about the height of the coffee table. A low table will make it awkward to serve refreshments, while a table too high might interfere with the view of the TV.

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