How To Decide Which Coffee Table Is For You

Having trouble picking the right coffee table? Don’t fret - here are some tips on how to select the best one for your living space! 


One of the most crucial, yet frequently neglected, decorating decisions you'll have to make is selecting a coffee table. Coffee tables are frequently positioned in the centre of a living area and provide a highly functional role. After all, where are you going to place your tissue box when you cry watching The Notebook if you don't have a coffee table?


If you’re still considering how to decide which coffee table is for you, we got you covered!


Choosing A Coffee Table


  • Size
  • As a general guideline, your coffee table should be at least half the length of your sofa. While your coffee table’s height should be around the same as your sofa, plus or minus a few inches.


  • Aesthetics
  • Consider the style and colour scheme of your current furniture and decor. You can select a coffee table that complements the overall look of the room, whether it's contemporary, traditional, rustic, or eclectic.


  • Purpose and Needs
  • Consider whether you need drawers or shelves to store things like board games, magazines, and remote controls, or if you just want a plain surface for drinks and snacks.


    Types of Coffee Tables

    1. Nesting Coffee Table


    This is the coffee table for you if you have a small house and don't want it to take up too much room. With twin tabletops that serve several purposes, the Drezmoore Nesting Coffee Table can easily extend the table when you need additional room to serve food and drinks to your visitors or spend time playing board games with your friends.

    2. Storage Coffee Table


    You won't need to buy additional shelves or cupboards if you have storage coffee tables. You can easily keep your living room necessities like books, keys, and TV remotes in your coffee table with the Gately Coffee Table with Lift Top. Both economical and space-saving, this coffee table is ideal for any home.

    3. Wooden Coffee Table


    Wooden coffee tables provide a sense of warmth and character to your room while remaining simple, minimalist, and timeless. Whether you're decorating with a Scandinavian, mid-century modern, or industrial theme, wood furniture is always a good choice. Put the Watson Coffee Table in your living room to swiftly enhance the area.

    4. Upholstered Coffee Table


    The Borlofield Coffee Table Ottoman adds cosiness and friendliness to the living space and makes a pleasant spot for conversation. It can also serve as an ottoman or a handy extra seat in a pinch. This style of coffee table is quite versatile! You can use a sturdy basket or tray to style the coffee table as it won't topple over the things on top!


    Shop with Ashley


    The fun part begins when you've done the maths to determine the proper size coffee table for your space. On Ashley, you can look for unique coffee tables. Make sure to choose a few materials that will complement your lifestyle and your living space!