It doesn’t take an interior design expert to realise that a living room without a quaint coffee table simply feels incomplete. There are so many beautiful designs out there that, no matter what your preferences are, you can create your very own corner of relaxation. Choosing the right coffee table is actually very important, because it needs to match the rest of the room in terms of size, shape and style. Although it might seem easy, it’s not. You have to read more on how certain fabrics and styles interact and make list of things that you want from your table.
First of all, the coffee table doesn’t need to match the sofa down to the smallest detail, because the overall effect might be a bit too plain. Unless you want to get this plain effect, you should choose one centre of interest between the coffee table and sofa. For example, if the sofa is simple and monochrome, choose a stunning coffee table as an accent. If the sofa is in a bright colour, buy a simple, elegant table to tone things down. Having two accent items in the same room can be confusing and tiresome for the eyes. Another option would be to get a simple sofa and a simple table, but liven things up with one of a kind decorations.
Secondly, if you are keen on matching the sofa and coffee table, you have two options to choose from: either you buy them both in the same colour or you buy them in the same style. We recommend the latter option, because it’s much easier to apply, especially for beginners. Minimal interior designs inspired from Scandinavian trends is really popular right now, so check out this site for more inspiration and product ideas.
Thirdly, you need to match the two in terms of scale. Pay attention to proportions to achieve a harmonious effect. Do not buy a small, dainty coffee table if you have a massive sofa and the other way around, don’t buy a huge coffee table for a small sofa. For best result, find a table that matches the sofa in height.
Some tips and tricks will help you create the illusion of a bright and spacious living room. For instance, if you’re working with a small space, you can make it seem wider by choosing a glass coffee table. In general, bright colours and sleek, simple lines are your best friends if you live in a small apartment. Coffee tables that only have a decorative purpose can be bought in just about any material, but those with a certain functionality in mind need to come in durable materials.
Last, but not least, don’t be afraid to think outside the box. If one item you found seems to break all the rules, but it somehow matches your living room and creates the exact same atmosphere you want, then you should definitely buy it. After all, you will be the one who spends time there and you have to feel at home.
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