Elizabeth Miller, Houzz Contributor. A coffee table does a lot of work. It needs to hold books, magazines, drinks, food — even games on game night. You might want to put your feet up on it, or the kids might need a place for coloring.
Standard Coffee Table Height
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Photo By: Courtesy of Manufacturer. Home Design Decorating Design Pinterest Facebook Twitter Email. By: Vern Yip. The Missing Piece The coffee table is the last piece of the living room puzzle, chosen after all the seating. You have to pick just the right one to fill the gap. Even designers have a tough time, because the options seem endless.
Adjustable Height Coffee Dining Table
You walk into a store you like, pick your favorite piece, and go home with it or have it delivered , but upon further reflection, there are many more decisions in picking the right coffee table than meets the eye. First, it needs to be the right size—both heightwise and in terms of length and width. It needs to be the right scale and proportion to the space and needs to work with all your existing furniture. The material needs to fit with your lifestyle and work well in the room.
I see mistakes in this area all the time. So I thought now would be a good time to give you some sensible, easy to follow rules. Naturally, you can break any design rule - but bear in mind that if you do, you may not be as pleased with the end result as you thought you would be - so be careful. Generally speaking these are the typical shapes for coffee tables out on the market: rectangular, circular, square, oval and free form.