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Does your living room need a stylish new coffee table? ... Discover the wide range of indoor and outdoor coffee table designs online and instore at Amart Furniture. There is a coffee table to suit your budget, style and space, and coffee table storage pieces too if you need! Read more
The modern coffee table has many roles. Sure, it’s the perfect place to put your coffee, but it’s also where the beers and snacks go when the footy’s on, a stylish piece of furniture, a place to display your poshest coffee table books, and in some cases it moonlights as a coffee table ottoman!
Well… yes! A living room is the space in which we entertain and relax, which means we need a place to put our coffee or tea cups, our beer or wine glasses, our book while we’re not reading it, our fave glossy magazines and certainly the shared food platters and snacks when friends or family visit!
The popular alternative to a coffee table is an ottoman where we can place a tray when serving coffee, drinks or snacks - creating a hybrid coffee table ottoman.
Modern coffee table designs are diverse in every way, just like our homes. It’s easy to find the perfect coffee table for your living room when our quality collection includes:
Popular coffee table styles include round glass coffee tables with angled timber legs, Hamptons style coffee tables and nesting coffee tables.
Rattan coffee tables look stylish in alfresco spaces and casual family rooms, while round white coffee tables and sleek black coffee tables with polyurethane finishes are especially popular in contemporary homes.
Just like the designs, materials, shapes and sizes of coffee tables, the heights also vary. The standard coffee table heights sit at around 450mm high.
You’ll find some like the gorgeous Nero in walnut timber which is a low rider at just 380mm. Others are taller than average such as the Lauderdale which is 495mm high and the Elm Grove nest of tables which includes a 510mm table and a 450mm table.
Getting the right height is important to the look and the functionality of the coffee table in relation to the sofa, and also to the room. Measure the height of your sofa seat before you start shopping for your new coffee table, and consider the aspect of the coffee table height in relation to other furniture in the room.
While the ideal coffee table height is similar to or a little lower than your Amart lounge suite or sofa, you may want a lower-than-average coffee table if there is potential to block the view of another piece of furniture, or if it sits quite close to your Amart entertainment unit, for example.
Check out the Romulus square coffee table measuring just 400mm high - you can see how the lower height beautifully accents the matching buffet positioned nearby, whereas a taller coffee table would partially obscure that view.
There are a few things to consider when choosing the perfect coffee table shape for your living space, such as:
While rectangular coffee tables are a great shape to work in conjunction with a sofa, if your household includes young children or pets the corners might cause injuries, so round coffee tables are great options for family homes.
Square and rectangular coffee tables work well within the space created by two adjoining sofas, and these shapes are often able to accommodate extra shelves or drawers for handy coffee table storage solutions.
Also consider the shape of your coffee table alongside the design of existing furniture. Check out the curvaceous legs on the La Salle Mk2 coffee table perfectly complementing the soft curves of the sofa design and the table lamp.
Displaying perfect symmetry with the shape of surrounding furnishings is the rectangular Pine Creek coffee table, right down to the linear pattern in the floor rug!
Side tables or lamp tables provide a table top surface in living rooms with limited space for coffee tables, or they can accompany a coffee table and create a place for a table lamp or an additional surface on which to place drinks, books etc.
Side tables also act like a link in a chain, filling the gap between two right-angled sofas.
You can find lots of gorgeous accessories in our homewares collection just perfect for creating that finishing touch! Decorative items such as vases, pot plants and statues are all fabulous coffee table decor, along with beautiful coffee table books, candles, candlesticks and plates.
Choose just a couple of items - you don’t want the space to appear cluttered. Try layering coffee table items to create different effects, such as a vase, candle or pot plant on top of books.