You should also be able to sit comfortably and move freely between the sofa, table and furniture outside the seating area. Therefore a distance of approx. 45 cm between couch and table and approx. 80 cm between table and other pieces of furniture should be planned.
The height is based on the seating surface of the surrounding seating furniture. Coffee tables are low furniture with a height between 30 and 50 cm . Slightly higher living room tables are suitable as an alternative dining table and lower coffee tables lend your living room a lounge character. If you do not want to commit yourself, use the height-adjustable coffee table .
Instead of the classic coffee table, more and more modern arrangements of tables of different sizes and shapes can be found.
"The combination of several coffee tables in different heights and sizes creates flexibility. Both in the choice of space and in the use - from the decoration of home accessories to the storage of drinks and snacks". - Victoria, furnishing expert.
Manufacturer like Hay, Normann Copenhagen or Mater offer series in which the coffee table can be combined with the accompanying side tables. There are also living room tables with different levels pre-installed.
For small sofas , the following is particularly suitable round living room table or a square coffee table . This can be combined with the matching side table.
If you have a long, straight sofa and you like the soft curves, then a oval coffee table or a rectangular coffee table is a good choice.
For U-shaped seating areas, a square coffee table that fits in well and offers the same footprint from all sides.
Large residential landscapes , on the other hand, are suitable for rectangular table. It offers sufficient floor space and can be easily reached from any location.
Tip: Round living room tables are particularly suitable for households with children because they minimize the risk of injury at corners and edges.
Solid wood is robust, durable and lends a homely atmosphere. Please note that wooden furniture can change colour over time due to age or sunlight.
With wooden coffee tables you have the choice between solid wood and veneer: While solid wood tables are made of one piece of wood, veneer is a carrier board with a thin wood coating, which is much lighter and cheaper.
Sofatics with coloured surfaces usually consist of a lacquered carrier board, for example MDF. They are particularly scratch-resistant and easy to clean. There is a wide range of colours and textures.
When purchasing a coffee table made of glass, care should be taken to ensure that safety glass does not break into individual sharp shards in the event of a break. A glass plate in the room looks light and airy and makes small living rooms appear bigger and brighter.
Metal coffee tables are robust, stable and hard-wearing. They are also easy to clean with a damp cloth. Aluminium furniture is particularly light and can therefore be easily converted. Metal tables are often painted or powder-coated and available in a wide range of colours.
Increasingly, designers are designing coffee tables that are made of recyclable materials. During Pulpo designed a table made of glass ceramic - the scrap material of industrial glass production - Eternit manufactures its furniture from Eternit fibre cement of the same name.
Models with additional storage under the table top or a drawer are particularly suitable for small rooms to create additional storage space. While a decorated vase and the coffee cup are standing on the table, remote controls and magazines disappear under the table.
A tray table is a table with a removable table top. With the help of this serving tray you can, for example, conveniently transport food and drinks to the coffee table.
Coffee tables designed as light objects are an eye-catcher and create a cosy atmosphere through indirect lighting. Often the brightness can be infinitely adjusted by a dimmer and coloured light sources set special accents.
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