When you first consider it, selecting a coffee table for your living room appears to be a simple undertaking. You stroll into a store you like, choose your favorite piece, and take it home (or have it delivered), but there are many more decisions to make when selecting the appropriate coffee table than meets the eye.

Know the Height

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Nothing is more awkward than a coffee table that is either too high or too low. Choose a coffee table that is the same height as the cushions on your sofa, or one to two inches lower, to ensure you feel at ease in your living space. Any more, and you risk the space looking and feeling odd.

Know the Proportions

Similarly to selecting the proper height for your coffee table, you should seek one that is the right length in relation to the width of your sofa. Your coffee table should be roughly two-thirds the length of your sofa. So, for a 96-inch sofa, search for a coffee table that is 64 inches long.

Clearance Rules

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After you’ve determined the right height and length for your coffee table, it’s time to decide on the ideal shape. Choosing between a square, rectangular, round, or oval coffee table is frequently determined by the length and clearance necessary around it. 

Basically, your coffee table should be 12 to 18 inches away from your sofa—anything closer or farther away may feel uncomfortable. You should leave at least 24 inches to 30 inches between your coffee table and your TV stand or fireplace to allow for movement around the space.

Stay Balance

Another helpful rule to remember when selecting a coffee table is its “weightiness.” In other words, it should complement the other furnishings in the room to make the area feel proportional and balanced. What does it all mean? Consider a table that is substantial all the way to the ground or has shorter, chunkier legs if your sofa has high, slender legs. If your sofa has no visible legs, pick a coffee table with higher, skinnier legs.

Furniteak Teak Root Coffee Table

Our magnificent and one-of-a-kind teak root coffee tables are meticulously dug up, sanded, and finished with a clear lacquer gloss. This clear lacquer brings out the wonderful hues and highlights the distinctive wood texture. Handmade by expert artisans, these rustic coffee tables are genuinely functional works of art at an unbeatable price and quality!




Because no two teak root coffee tables are the same, you will undoubtedly own a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture. Each table is unique, and the photographs are only a few examples.



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