When choosing a new seat, the choices are quite obvious. You make decisions in terms of material, color, and dimensions, and the result is your new (corner) lounge. In this article, I will give you some tips to choose an upholstered bench coffee table.
1. Look at the style of your (corner) salon
Your living room is of course a very important factor in the choice of your Upholstered Coffee Table. The two should form a beautiful whole, preferably on every level. What style does your living room have, and which Upholstered Coffee Table goes with it? Do you stay in the same color palette, or do you just choose a color that contrasts a bit? These are all questions that you should consider in advance. In this way, we can already exclude a lot of models. For example, it is perfectly justifiable to combine a beige or taupe armchair with the Larson side table below.
It is also always a good idea to keep your Upholstered Coffee Table in the same style as the rest of your interior, such as your TV cabinet or your dining room. It is often nice if the Upholstered Coffee Table and the dining table match in terms of colors and style. We have many collections of dining rooms that also have a number of Upholstered Coffee Table, such as the photo below from the Kora collection.
Are you going for a striking design table? Then it may in principle stand out. So you can safely contrast with it.
2. Measure the height of your seat
A lot of people ignore this tip. The height of your seat is certainly important when choosing your Upholstered Coffee Table, especially from a practical point of view. In general, the following applies: an Upholstered Coffee Table is as high as the seat of your sofa, as in the photo below of corner lounge Dame.
They should take a look at what the purpose of the Upholstered Coffee Table is then. A ‘Moroccan Upholstered Coffee Table’ is often somewhat lower. Those who like to eat occasionally in their salon can opt for the ‘Upholstered Coffee Table’, which is slightly higher. This ensures that you do not have to bend over too much.
3. Measure the length of your seat
The rule of thumb is that a suitable Upholstered Coffee Table is 75% of the length of your living room. For a corner lounge, it is best to use a smaller Upholstered Coffee Table, about 35% to 50% of the length.
A large Upholstered Coffee Table is useful, but it will make your living room ‘busier’. A small table, on the other hand, increases the feeling of space.
4. Think of the practical side too
Also, make some practical considerations. Do you read magazines or newspapers? Then consider an Upholstered Coffee Table with drawers to store them, along with the remote controls, such as the Dundee Upholstered Coffee Table below. Cleaned up neatly.
Then avoid hard or breakable material such as glass and look for a table without sharp points. It’s also best to get a sturdy Upholstered Coffee Table that won’t fall over if the kids bump into it.
The shape you choose is (in addition to your personal preference) mainly determined by the space you have to spend in the living room. You need sufficient open space around the Upholstered Coffee Table(s) for a nice result. If everything is too close together, a messy whole is created that is also very impractical. When space is limited, small tables are the obvious choice. If the room is a bit larger, then small tables will disappear completely and it is better to choose one larger table. It’s nice if the Upholstered Coffee Table complements the rest of your seating area. This applies to both the design and the texture. An elegant sofa on high, slender legs combines beautifully with a more robust Upholstered Coffee Table.
Create variety by choosing different textures.
In addition to color, the texture is the most important factor in adding variety and depth to your interior. An Upholstered Bench Coffee Table is the perfect item to apply texture variation. For textures, think of smooth versus rough, soft versus hard, and glossy versus matte. Dare to vary, because balance is created by variation. Decide whether you go for high gloss, wood, ceramic, or glass depending on the rest of your interior.
A side table can also be used very practically as a storage solution (with drawers) or as a place where you put your keys, empty your pockets, or put your bag down when you come home. In this way, it is a smart alternative to a sideboard, which takes up much more space. By placing a side table you automatically create storage space under the table, where you can put a storage box or basket.
Tip: Side table works very well with art, a collage of personal photos, or a poster. The table usually does not have that much height and by placing a frame on the table or hanging it above it, you can completely dress a wall. You can also create this effect with a mirror on or above the table: practical and stylish.
Behind the couch
Although the logical position for a side table is of course a wall, the back of the sofa is also a nice option. If there is space behind your seating area, a side table with a beautiful vase or a collection of books will fit perfectly here.
To determine the height of your Upholstered Coffee Table, take the cushions of your sofa as a starting point. Choose a table with approximately the same height or go a bit lower. Then the length: you also adjust it to the sofa, but then to the width of course. For a rectangular Upholstered Bench Coffee Table, you can assume about 2/3 of the width of the sofa. A medium-sized rectangular Upholstered Coffee Table is very practical and creates tranquility in your sitting area.
Layout and positioning
By placing the furniture in the right place, you create a cozy sitting area, in which you can enjoy living. Use the following proportions as a guide:
- Keep a distance of between 30 and 45 cm between your Upholstered Coffee Table and sofa (and other seating furniture).
- A distance of 50 to 75 cm works best between your TV cabinet and the Upholstered Coffee Table.
- Choose the right coffee table considering your room space and other furniture design, size, etc.
In this article, I have tried to give you the complete guideline for choosing a coffee table. I hope this article will help you to choose a perfect coffee table for your home or office.