We love working with coffee tables, as they are both beautiful and infinitely practical. Here are some of our best design tips.
1. Generally, your coffee table should be about two-thirds the length of your sofa.
2. A coffee table should either align with the seat of the sofa or be about one to two inches lower.
3. Place your coffee table 18 inches away from your sofa, or any other seating in the room. If it faces a TV stand or fireplace, leave at least 30 inches from the edge of the coffee table for walking around.
4. In oversized rooms, you can often combine coffee tables to create what you need. For a large square, place two rectangular ones side by side. Or get creative and join three triangular ones to form a neat whimsical shape.