How Big Should a Coffee Table Be?

Andrew Parker
May 08, 2022

What’s the first thing you see when stepping foot in a living room? Now we aren’t talking about the couches or the tv, we are talking about the coffee table. Coffee tables are an essential accessory to every living room. Without a coffee table in your living room, you really wouldn’t have a place to put your cups while entertaining. This is where the name coffee table actually comes from. Now with that said, if you are redecorating your home or simply moving in, you may have noticed that there are a variety of different types of coffee tables. This tends to make choosing one really hard.

A corner of a modern living room with wooden coffee table and sofa.

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You already have a lot to consider when choosing a coffee table for your living room so you really don’t need the added pressure of the different sizes. Thankfully there are a few things that can help you choose the coffee table that best fits your home. The first thing you need to think of when selecting a coffee table would have to be how much space you are working with. Take a look at your living room and look at home much space there is left. It will be best to do this while your couches and other ornaments are in the living room.

Once you know how much space you have left to work with, then you will be able to choose the right coffee table. Remember your coffee table has to complement your living space. Knowing how much space you are working with will also help you know what style of coffee table you can go with. The great thing about coffee tables is that they come in a variety of styles that you can choose from. This includes circular, rectangle, and square. There really isn’t any set size on how big a coffee table should or shouldn’t be. It really all depends on how much space you are working with and what style you would like to go with.