How to choose a stunning coffee table for your living roomJune 9, 2021
Positioned in the centre of the living room, a coffee table is an exciting piece of furniture to pick out because it offers a myriad of options in terms of style. Round coffee tables create a cosy living space, whilst rectangular tables might help accentuate a sleek and modern look – and marble coffee tables will prove to be an effortless addition to a luxury home. So it doesn’t matter – any style you love, we help you to perfect by sharing our tips on how to get the most stunning coffee table for your home in Singapore!
The first thing to consider when choosing your coffee table is its size. The ideal size of your coffee table can be determined by the dimensions of your sofa: coffee tables generally should not be more than two-thirds the length of your sofa. For instance, a sofa that is 250 cm long can be effortlessly paired with a coffee table about 160 cm long. This balances the visual weight in the living room, rather than overwhelm the space with too many large pieces of furniture.
For sectional sofas, you want to consider the two shorter lengths of the sofa, the vertical and horizontal distances from the end just until the corner of the L-shape. Since sectional sofas create a smaller central space in the living room, they are usually paired with a round or square table – so that it sits snugly in the nook of the sofa.
To make sure that you have enough room to walk around the coffee table comfortably, it should be about 30 – 45 cm away from the sofa, and 60 to 75 cm away from the television.
Smaller homes in Singapore should thus have smaller coffee tables, whilst larger homes can accommodate bigger and weighter coffee tables – either way designs a spacious living space for you to enjoy.
Did you know that the shape of your coffee table can greatly affect the style and feel of your living room?
A round coffee table works to soften other angular lines in your space. For instance, if you have a lot of other straight-edged pieces of furniture in the living room, like the sofa, console table, or even the rug, choosing a round coffee table can help to tone down the harsh lines and create a space that feels more comfortable and casual. Whereas, should you want to flaunt a more clean and modern look, a rectangular or square coffee table will do the job.
Some coffee tables, like the Tilla Round Marble Coffee Table, balance angular and soft lines that can work for a living room that already has an even combination of both. The Tilla Round Marble Coffee Table has a round marble top as well as open straight legs, creating a clean-edged look despite its round shape.
All furniture in your room has visual weight – this refers to how much it attracts and interacts with the eye; a larger, darker, or more solid object is likely to have more visual weight than a smaller, lighter, and translucent one.
Before you pick a coffee table for your home, take a look at your living room and assess the weightiness of the other furniture. If you have a lot of visually heavy furniture in your room, you might consider a glass coffee table that has a lighter and airier style compared to a solid marble coffee table. However, even with marble, you can choose a lighter colour like white and open table legs to create more empty space in your living room.
Our round Aerial Coffee Table is a good choice for balancing out a visually heavy living room interior. Or, you might pick the Georgia Honeycomb Coffee Table for a touch of flair.
Altogether, start with measuring your sofa and the space in the living room, then consider the other visual elements in the space and how to complement as well as balance them out. Since the coffee table takes the centre of the room, choosing a right one will certainly make a huge difference in adding elegance and style to your living space.
Find your perfect coffee table at Snow Globe, a luxury furniture store in Singapore. We retail stunning glass and marble coffee tables in a selection of designs to help you top off your interior with that final touch of elegance. Shop our coffee tables online!