When it came to shop for a coffee table to go along with your sectional couch, sometimes it may get a little tricky to locate the correct shape and measurements that fit perfectly. One of coffee-table design pet peeves is whenever you see a coffee table which simply does not work well with a particular sectional sofa either it’s the incorrect shape (either too big or too tiny), or the wrong style (i.e., pairing off a long narrow rectangular coffee table with an extremely long sofa). You will be very much surprised at the vast number of different styles of coffee tables, which are available today. In addition, there are many different types of materials available as well.
In case you were wondering what the correct shape and measurements are, here they are: First, you will need to determine which type of material your coffee table is made out of: Wood or metal? Secondly, you should make sure that your table top is not too steeply angled (unless of course you want it that way!) Thirdly, you should definitely not purchase a table that has sharp or squared edges as this will detract from the beauty and the overall appeal of your sofa. Lastly, check the height of the table carefully (it should not be too low or too high) to avoid having to set or adjust your sofa to fit into the table properly.
Of all the different styles of coffee tables available, perhaps the most popular ones are those which come in the form of a chaise lounge. Why? Because it is such a convenient and practical piece of furniture. The chaise lounge is perfect for relaxing in after a hard day’s work or for entertaining guests who are staying over. It also makes a great addition to an entrance hall as well as into a lounge area of a living room.
Chaise lounges can come in two major styles: Those with a flat or curved sectional top and those with a rectangular or square coffee table top. The choice usually depends on the size and shape of the room in which the unit is to be located. A square coffee table or rectangular sectional would suit a small space where space is at a premium, while a round or octagonal sectional would suit a larger space. Furthermore, it is important to note that a round or octagonal unit will give an illusion of more depth to your living room, whereas a square unit does not. Also, if you have a large living room, choose a unit with a longer top than you would normally need. This will give the impression of more length when the lights are turned off.
On the other hand, if you are furnishing a two-story house or even a one-story home, then there is no reason why a two-tier coffee table should be used. Sectionals work best when placed in the hallway, on either side of an entryway. In fact, the only spot in the house where a two-tier table would not work best is in the master bedroom. In the master bedroom, you may consider placing a sofa or love seat between the two sectionals, so that they work best as a matching set.
While it is true that coffee tables come in all shapes and sizes, many people still tend to get wrong measurements. In order to avoid getting the wrong measurements, you can take the help of some home improvement magazines or search for ‘comparison tips’ on the Internet. In this way, you will have an easy time finding the perfect table.
If you are looking for coffee tables with square or rectangular edges, then you will have to make sure that your table is neither too small nor too big for the place where you intend to place it. Keep in mind that square and rectangular tables generally go well with rectangular or oval rooms. For circular or octagonal rooms, you will do better with circular or square shaped tables.
However, if you want to go with the classic two-tiered look, then the best choice would be a rectangular table, with rounded corners and a slanting top. Such a coffee table will look perfectly cozy when placed in a small dining room or in a lounge area. A coffee table with a u-shaped sectional is also very beautiful, as it tends to create a two-tiered effect. You may also use one of those popular two-tiered u-shaped sectionals in a formal living room, such as a family room or an elegant living room.