Buying a Coffee Table

What should I consider when buying a  Coffee Table?

1 – Coffee Table Design
2 – Cofee Table Function


A good coffee table can be one of the most eye catching items in any room if a bit of time is put into making the decision. If you are matching one to a pre-existing sofa or if your coffee table will be the first piece you place in the room the main two things to keep in mind are the size and the legs.

Your coffee table will always need to be in line with the size of the space you are putting it in. If it is a large living room, a small coffee table will look out of place even if it is big enough to hold a cup of coffee and a magazine. Likewise if you have a small room, you should look to get one of the smaller options, such as the Kimi round table.

Between your entertainment unit, your sofa and your coffee table you should be trying to maintain some points of similarity and the easiest way to do so is to make sure that all of the items have a similar design and material in regard to the leg. Whether it is the body of the sofa, the main section of the TV unit or the top of the coffee table, the same piece can fit into many different styles depending on the leg that it is used with. A slimline tapered leg can make a natural wood tabletop look decidedly Scandinavian whereas the same top with a clean, white metal leg can fit a minimalist look just right. Using that example, see our Makena Coffee Table for a great take on a minimalist look. Whilst it has a natural top, just like the Hendrix Coffee Table, it wouldn’t be as good of a fit for a room using the Hendrix TV Unit. Because it has a glossy black leg, you could then add a bit of colour with a sofa like the Cove 2 Piece Lounge Suite and before you know it, just by choosing a coffee table style and a leg type you have put together a look that wouldn’t look out of place in the next billboard showing off a luxury penthouse suite that may be a bit harder to afford than our ranges.


Once you have your style defined in your mind, you can start thinking about the other element of a coffee table and that is function! Every piece of furniture you put in your house should tell a story and serve a purpose. Depending on what your intended use is then the best choice in coffee table can change very easily

If you are someone who has a lot of bits and pieces, such as remotes and cables and books that you don’t want to have lying around then a coffee table with drawers such as the Nash might be just the piece you are looking for. With a versatile natural Rosewood leg it is a piece that can tie in well with most looks and add a dash of style to a room both by looking great and also hiding away a magazine, remote or kids toys when unexpected guests pop over.


A coffee table is the perfect piece to tie together the look of an entire living room or even add a point of difference (such as the Etoree Range) though it is important to keep in mind what style the room will be, focusing on the legs of each piece as well as how big the room is and if you are wanting to keep things out of sight. Follow these steps and your coffee table will be another winning piece in a well styled house which can be furnished entirely by Modern Furniture!

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