How high and big should your coffee table be?

The living room is often the cosy place in the home. It's a place to kick back, relax and enjoy each other's company. But for many, the living room and sofa area has become a 'multi room', providing space for relaxation as well as work, dining and creative activities. It's therefore important to think about the functions of your coffee table when buying a new and stylish table for your living room.

Are you looking for a new coffee table for your living room? We give you the best tips on how tall and how big your new coffee table should be.

A coffee table that suits your needs

It can be difficult to come up with an exact standard measurement for both coffee tables and dining tables, as the many different manufacturers make the tables in different heights as well as sizes. In fact, there are many different opinions on how high a coffee table should be. The most important thing when it comes to choosing a coffee table is therefore to have an eye on your table needs. Ask yourself what you primarily need the table for - dining, leg support or simply to decorate and unify the sofa area. The possibilities are many and often you want the table to have multiple functions. Once you've given some thought to what functions you want your coffee table to have, let's look at the sofa. It's important that your coffee table matches your sofa.

Your coffee table should match the height of your sofa

As mentioned earlier, it's important that your coffee table matches the height of your sofa. This way, you get the optimal seating as well as working function at the table, while the sofa area for a more cohesive and even look. A good rule of thumb is that the table top of the coffee table should be flush with the sitting height of the sofa. If you also use the table for dining, it is recommended that your coffee table has a minimum height of 40 cm. This height ensures that the coffee table is practical for both working and eating, etc.

Another stylish trend is low coffee tables. Low coffee tables give an elegant and unique look to your living room and look particularly good in large and open living rooms and sofa areas. If you also want this look in your home, it is recommended to choose a coffee table that is at least 5 centimetres lower than the sitting height of the sofa.

How big should your coffee table be?

When it comes to choosing the size of your coffee table, it's important to first look at the environment around the table. The coffee table should fit in with the sofa area, while still being able to have some air around it so that the space doesn't feel too crowded and cramped. The next thing you need to look at is how much seating there should be around the coffee table. Of course, if you have a sofa that can accommodate a lot of people, your coffee table will need to be able to match this need. If you have a small living room with limited space, you may want to choose a small, round table that doesn't take up too much room. The round shape means that the table will automatically have more air around it, and therefore won't seem so cramped with the sofa.