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The designer coffee table: a silent butler

Designer coffee tables: the multi-talent for the living room

Coffee tables are very versatile. They are the perfect companion for a quiet evening of television and a decorative presentation space for accessories of any kind. So that they fit every living situation and meet your needs, there are designer coffee tables in a wide range of varieties. The following is a list to help you select and assist you in finding your perfect side table!

Find the right designer coffee table - it’s important to note:

1. Design & effect
2. Size and shape
3. Material
4. Usage demands
5. Sofa combination
6. Price
7. Frequently asked questions on the topic

Design & effect: eye-catcher or subtle storage space

Scandinavian, modern, playful or industrial - which style means most to you? It looks harmonious when your coffee table matches your existing furniture in style, shape and colour. Round or cubic furniture creates an exciting contrast and makes the room interesting. Size and position determine the effect of a table. At coffee tables, the height depends on your needs. You use the table to eat, though under no circumstances is it allowed to be too low. If living room tables are close to the floor, seating furniture with low surfaces such as sofas are the right choice. If you’re undecided, go for a height-adjustable designer coffee table.

Size and shape: Where should your coffee table be?

Also note: a table that’s too small appears lost in a massive couch setting, and if it’s too large then unharmonic. In addition to the sofa, the coffee table plays a central role in the living room. Tables that serve as a side table can be positioned freely. Serving trolleys are ideal for changing up the space. Square tables appear modern and comfortably round. Keep in mind that a round table takes up more surface and movement space to work properly. Square tables make use of the space but also are less of an eye-catcher.

Material: What should your coffee table look like?

Coffee tables made of wood, such as those by Muuto, are elegant basics. Especially solid wood is high-quality and a long-term acquisition. Dark woods, such as walnut, look more rustic than lighter ones, such as oak. Teak, also nice. It is characterised by its intense red-brown colour as well as the robust surface. Wooden tables also require intensive care to keep the material in good condition. Glass tables, such as the Vitra Coffee Table, are popular in modern interiors. A glass plate comes across as light and airy. Thanks to the simple elegance of the glass table, it largely matches every furnishing style. If you would prefer not to wipe the top of the table daily, you should maybe pick something else. Metal tables score points on their robustness and are popular for their industrial style. The weight however does not make them easily moved objects. Especially on carpets, they quickly leave footprints. Plastic tables are modern. Since the material can be easily coloured, they are available in many different colours. With plastic furniture watch out for sharp objects as they scratch.A tip: manufacturers such as Kartell specialise in the production of high-quality plastic designs.

Usage demands: decorative shelf or design with added value?

Additional elements such as lighting, outdoor suitability or additional storage under the table top make coffee tables furniture with added value. The Wire Basket by ferm Living skilfully combines the functions of table and basket. It is suitable for storing magazines, toys or small parts on top of its decorative function. Complemented by one of the many table tops, it is an exciting accessory next to the couch.

Combined with a sofa: find the matching coffee table for your sofa

A table completes the sofa corner. A traditional coffee table, like the one by ClassiCon, emphasises modern corner sofas and sofa lounge areas. Uniform combinations create a harmonious space image.Make sure that the manufacturer of your couch offers matching tables. These often use design features of the sofa. The Around coffee table by Muuto is, for example, an attractive addition to the Restore Sofa.

Price: basic or design icon

Depending on the feature set and manufacturer, the price of coffee tables varies greatly. Ferm living and Hay enable affordable prices with subdued shapes. The modern, linear design is suitable especially for a younger style. Normann Copenhagen, Muuto and Menu all offer medium-range prices and are well-rated thanks to simple Scandinavian design. Classics such as Vitra and Knoll occupy the upper price segment due to their traditional value.

Frequently asked questions on the topic:

1. Why are coffee tables so low?
Coffee tables usually complement sofas, armchairs and sofa lounge areas.So that you can comfortably reach the remote control while sitting or lying, tabletops are not higher than the seat of the lounge furniture. Tables with a height of up to 30 centimetres are recommended for floor-level models. This gives your sofa a casual lounge look.

2. How do I decorate a coffee table?
A tray of candleholders, a carafe of wine or your current favourite book: a coffee table can be decorated with anything that comes to mind. In spring and summer, colorful vases and flowers go a great way. Learn how you can use this creative scene on our interior design blog. During advent, a wreath illuminates the table. Let your creativity run free. You can do what you like!

3. Which lamp fits my coffee table?
Hang the lamp that you like above your designer coffee table. There are no fixed rules. Flat ceiling lighting ensure evenly distributed light. Low hanging lights - for example pendant lights - manufacturer NUD or Flos - put the individual table into focus. Also you don’t take away any space this way, as the area above a designer coffee table isn’t otherwise useable.

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Shopping advice at Connox

Want to buy your designer coffee table online and need assistance in the selection? Our customer service will gladly advise you when shopping and answer questions quickly and directly. Then have your favourites delivered to you conveniently within a few workdays!