The coffee table it is, with the permission of the sofa, key to the life of the living room, since it organizes the space, ensuring that there are no empty spaces, delimits the living area, accompanies the armchair, offers storage space and puts that decorative point that needs an environment to be cozy. In addition, it has the ability to adapt to the size of the space, personal habits (such as dining in front of the television) or storage needs.
When acquiring the ideal model, it is necessary to take into account the available meters, choose it last, after the sofa and the television cabinet, so that it does not remain neither soulless nor ‘eat’ ground to the main pieces and, although in principle it should not be higher than the seats, there can always be exceptions.
So that things can be reached and the legs enter comfortably, it is recommended place it about 50 cm from the seats. Regarding whether it is better to choose one or two, the floor plan of the room and the meters will mark the balance in one direction or the other. As a general rule, wide spaces allow a single XL table or several that provide dynamism and increase practicality, while when there are no more than enough meters, it is better to have a single one that is not too bulky or a nest model, which hides another one inside.
1. Light and chic
This Joe Browns model (50 x 80 x 80cm) is perfect both as a coffee table in small living rooms and as a side table on one side of the sofa, in medium and large rooms. With a golden structure and glass top, it fits well in sophisticated environments with a vintage air (€ 250).
2. With more than one function
This BoConcept model (from € 639) has everything to succeed in rooms of a few meters where every centimeter counts, since in addition to a coffee table it is a pouf, offering an extra seat when needed, and a chest, its lid rises and counts with a large storage capacity.
3. Three at a time
If the meters allow it, a good way to add style and dynamism to the space is by playing with several auxiliary tables, which break the uniformity and print a contemporary air. These handmade are from Ethnicraft (from € 359). The key to making them work is to choose tables of the same model in different sizes.
4. With basket
The ideal solution for spaces of a few meters. This design does not occupy, it offers a support surface for the controls of the TV or the coffee cup and in its basket you can store blankets, cushions or the ‘ABC’. From Ikea, € 50.
5. Nesting tables
The Ratán Daek nesting tables by Sklum (€ 69 for both) allow you to change the composition of the decoration at the moment. With a cube-shaped black iron frame and rattan tops, they can stand alone or separately and store one inside the other when not needed.
6. At your feet
Modern and minimalist, this coffee table made of oak veneer updates the typical rectangular wooden model, providing a plus of style. At Westwingnow, € 479 (135 x 49 x 27 cm). By the way, the cushions belong to the Candice Gray x Westwing Collection.
7. With lower shelf
With a golden structure and glass surfaces, Gold by Kenay Home (€ 399) will give a chic touch to the living room, without losing its functional character, since its lower shelf is very practical as a magazine rack or to put down the TV controls and have everything always neat.
8. In rattan
Made of rattan (natural fibers are a decorating trend), these coffee tables will add a ‘cocooning’ touch to any interior. Handmade in an artisanal way, they are sold together at Kave Home (€ 200).
9. With chest
This vintage design table is full of surprises and storage spaces, which help to keep order in the living room. In addition to a lower compartment, one of its parts folds down and offers a large drawer for storage. From Maisons du Monde (€ 159).
The Joan built-in tables from La Redoute Interieurs (€ 275.97 / 2) offer endless possibilities in living room decoration. They can be placed one after the other, creating a maxi table; one inside the other at the moment of collecting; one in front of the sofa and another on one of its sides to leave the book or the cup of coffee …