Coffee Table Size For Sectional – The coffee table. So functional, so often an afterthought. Sofas take all the glory of the living room and certainly keep us comfortable. But the coffee table is the workhorse of the living room. It holds our drinks, remotes, beloved tech, precious trinkets and, for better or worse, our dinners at the end of a long day. It occasionally doubles as a bench (which we’re not endorsing, for legal reasons, but we won’t deny we’ve done it from time to time), a table, or a craft table. With such a large and varied body of work, you’d assume it would be one of the first pieces of furniture you thought of when moving to a new place and/or redecorating… except it’s usually not.
How many hours do we spend picking out the perfect couch, the perfect rug, the perfect chairs for our living room…only to throw in a coffee table that once belonged to Aunt Susan? (bless her heart). Okay, we don’t all go the way of the one who tends a coffee table. Many of you have undoubtedly struggled with choosing a table, we’re sure, but no matter which side of these scenarios you find yourself on, you may need some guidance or inspiration in the coffee table shopping department. What size and shape goes with what size and shape sofa? It may seem like a shot in the dark, but fear not, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a shopping guide of all the best tables we could find – round, square, rectangular, oval! – and some rules to keep in mind (with a diagram!) when choosing a coffee table.
Coffee Table Size For Sectional
First: the rules. While you can of course go with whatever shape and size you like, to have an ideal relationship between your coffee table and your couch, here are some general things to keep in mind: Your coffee table should be at least half your height. couch (but no more than about ⅔ the length) and should sit at the same height as the seat, give or take 4 inches (ie, if your couch is 90 inches long and 20 inches long, you need to ask for something , regardless of shape, is about 45 to 54 inches wide and 16 to 24 inches long). However, if you have a chaise sectional and your table goes inside the open L-shape that the sofa’s shape creates, that 1/2 to 2/3 guideline applies better only to the length of the horizontal seat, rather than the full length of the sofa . Here’s a quick chart to show you what we mean, as well as a breakdown of ideal shapes by sofa configuration:
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For more living room specific tips, check out this post where we’ve shared tons of super helpful tips like the space you need around a table, rug size rules, lighting guidelines and more.
Once you figure out the right size and shape, after that, it’s more about making the right design choice for your space. Rectangular and oval shaped coffee tables are almost interchangeable, depending on what kind of flow you’re going for – the same goes for round and square. Let’s break it down a little further (with the bonus of our favorite shopping picks):
Consider rectangle (or oval, but more of this other shape) if you have a standard sofa (or a very long sofa with chaise longue) so that everyone has easy access to their coffee, cocktail or nighttime snack of choice. This is also a great choice if you have a tight space with minimal space to walk around. If you’re a household with more remote controls or tech cords than you can count, consider buying a desk with some functional yet still stylish drawers like #1, #21, #23 and #30. It’s hard to see in the photo, but the table in #2 has a shadow box (this is great for putting in your favorite curios and trinkets, but you still have a lot of surface area to know… real life stuff. Oh, and if you regularly eat in front of your TV (either by choice or because you don’t have a formal dining area), a coffee table with a lift is very useful to avoid bending over your plate (#10 and #29).
How To Pick A Coffee Table (+ 105 Picks For Every Space)
1. Shaw Walnut Coffee Table | 2. Shadow Box Coffee Table | 3. Shadow Box Coffee Table | 4. Tvilum Diana Coffee Table | 5. Logan Industrial Coffee Table | 6. Marisol coffee table | 7. Mabel coffee table | 8. Gray and White Marble Coffee Table | 9. Striped Savi Inlay Coffee Table| 10. Naya Pop-Up Coffee Table | 11. Blake Raffia Coffee Table | 12. Corbyn coffee table | 13. Basic Layered Coffee Table| 14. Mill Iron Coffee Table | 15. Wiley Coffee Table | 16. Fairmont Metal Coffee Table | 17. Beveled Marble Coffee Table | 18. Beckett Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table | 19. Nordcasa coffee table | 20. Lakin Recycled Teak Coffee Table | 21. Padre Coffee Table | 22. Hafley coffee table | 23.Knox Storage Coffee Table | 24. Janelle Coffee Table | 25. Bios| 26. White Sayer Coffee Table | 27. Oscuro coffee table | 28. Coffee Table Trivia| 29. Mid-century window coffee table | 30. Zennie Coffee Table
If you have a large comfy sectional or traditional chat set up with a couch and a few chairs (like Ginny’s living room above), a square table is a great choice. It fits perfectly in the L-shaped corner of your sectional or the large space in the middle of your conversation area. The best part of a square table? You get the most stylish space for your money. Who doesn’t love a well-styled coffee table sketch? We love the mix of the square top and round base of table #1 for a play on shapes. Similar to the shadow box table we talked about in the previous section, #2 from IKEA has a four section draw and the glass top allows you to see all the pretty things you decide to store (definitely not the most option good if you know However, I’ll end up throwing away that remote control and catalog drawer).
1. Flash Square Table| 2. Liatorp| 3. Profile square coffee table | 4. Woven Rattan Coffee Table | 5. Strut Coffee Table| 6. Vein | 7. Whitebird Small Coffee Table | 8. Matter Coffee Table Cement Ivory | 9. Arrange the square coffee table| 10. Bowley Coffee Table Brown | 11. Gridiron Stainless Steel Coffee Table | 12. Breza coffee table | 13. Black Raffia Square Coffee Table Indigo| 14. Reclaimed English Beam Coffee Table | 15. Metal/Glass Square Open Shelf Cocktail Table | 16. Aphra Square Coffee Table | 17. Cabot Square Coffee Table | 18. Thaddeus Wrought Iron and Glass Coffee Table | 19. Solano Square Coffee Table | 20. Coffee table with marble base | 21. Rebar coffee table | 22. Aiken Square Coffee Table | 23. Lenia Square Coffee Table| 24. Lisbon| 25. Reclaimed Russian Oak Parquet Coffee Table | 26. Plywood mesh cocktail table | 27. Lallerod
Sectional Sofa, In Reality
For anyone living in a small space where every piece of furniture matters, think about cutting corners (literally) and going with something round. It is also a good choice to combine with a sectional or chaise longue sofa as it is a good “head” shape, ie. it fits into a small corner of the space nicely like in Jaime Derringer’s family room from Design Milk above. Another hot tip if space is at a premium or your room is already occupied is to consider a glass top like #9 and #24. This helps things look more visually open – if you can’t see it, is it really there? Speaking of smaller spaces, storage is never unwanted in a tight room, which is why we really love the #10, #22, and #25 for their deep, hidden storage (great for storing hobby items, toys and more). Round coffee tables also seem to have a bit more fun (the blondes of the table world??), so why not take advantage of the availability of options for something more sculptural like #4, #6, #16, #20 and #27?
1. Noir Tiered Coffee Table | 2. Round Jewelry Set for Coffee and Side Tables | 3. Zorina Cocktail Table| 4. Turn the Coffee Table | 5. Silicus coffee table | 6. Marble coffee table with spokes | 7. Emmond Two-Tone Coffee Table| 8. Coffee Table with Ivory Cement Top | 9. Ilene glass and metal coffee table | 10. Storage Coffee Table | 11. Coffee table with brass tray | 12. Ottoman Tuesday | 13. Modern Round Coffee Table| 14. LAX Series Milking Table| 15. Marble coffee table | 16. Bethania Petite Coffee Table | 17. Coffee table with brass tray | 18.Victory Round Coffee Table | 19. Round glass coffee table | 20. Arteriors Bates Large Coffee Table | 21. Edmund Silver Glass Coffee Table | 22. Turntable| 23. Anya Travertine Coffee Table | 24. Charlottenborg Table| 25. Cala Hammered Coffee Table | 26. Shaker Coffee Table | 27. Darbuka black coffee table
Oval is a good call if you have a few little people running around and want to try to avoid any head-on sharp-edged encounters (circle is good for this too). If your living room is a high-traffic area (like, do you have to walk through it to get to another space like the kitchen or dining room?), a more curved shape also helps with visual flow. It achieves the same look as a rectangle, but softens a really angular or modern sofa. The classic mixed marble and wood design (#1) is a favorite here (see it in Emily’s living room here). Thin legs keep it light and buoyant (which balances out the heavier wood at the bottom). Of course, the Platner table (#5) is a modern design classic, and while the brass table above from Brady’s living room is no longer available, we found a similar one in bronze tone (#7) if you like the silhouette. but are flexible in metallic finish. If you want to make a bit more of a statement, check out the petrol blue table from West Elm in #19; it