There is a lot of furniture that will go perfectly with the living area. But the new hype is the coffee table. Not only is it elegant, but it is fairly useful as well. But you can’t just place a coffee table in your living area. The measurements need to be accurate as well.
What is the average size of a coffee table?
The ideal size of your coffee table should be proportionate with the couch you have. It should be less than 2/3 of the couch length. Between 36-48 inches in length and 18-24 inches in width should be perfect for a coffee table for your living room. It can vary according to the couch and room size.
Coffee tables are excellent to enhance the outlook of your living room area. But the size of the table matters a lot. If it is too big or small, it may cause visual disharmony. Make sure you have the measurements of the coffee table in the right range.
The average size should be according to the sofa of the room. The coffee table should be within 2/3 of the length of the sofa. Anything bigger will take up the entire space, which is not desirable. So when you want to get a coffee, pay good attention to the measurements.
The standard coffee table is around 54 inches in length. This is how long the ideal coffee table should be. This does depend on the room size and the size of the sofas of your room. But generally you can go for a 54 inches long coffee table.
20-30 inches of width is perfect for a coffee table. Coffee tables do not need to be too big. The tables are made to complement the living room and the area. If the table is cut too deep then it will not look good. 20 to 30 inches deep is good enough for width.
The ideal height of a coffee table should be 60 inches or more. It should not be s small that it resembles a foot stool. But you should make sure that the coffee table is not too long either. It should not cross the couch cushions’ height.
The standard dimensions of a coffee table should be according to the area size and the other furniture. The coffee table should not take up all the eye space. A medium sized table with around 36-48 inches in length and 18-24 inches in width should be perfect.
What is the average size of a round and square coffee table? What is a good size for a coffee table?
Coffee tables come in various shapes and the size of the tables vary according to their shape. The most common ones are the round shaped coffee tables and the square shaped ones.
Though square shaped coffee tables are very popular, the round ones are also getting good attention among the home owners.
On average, the round shaped coffee tables are between 30″ to 48 inches. This is a very standard measurement. And for the square shaped coffee tables the size is around 16″ to 20″ in height, 48″ to 54″ in length.
There are other shapes, like oval and rectangles, but these two are the more popular ones.
The ideal size of your coffee table should be according to the sofa set. The coffee table should not be more than 2/3 in length to the sofa set. The table should not be too big or too small compared to the sofa.
How big is too big for a coffee table?
Coffee tables should complement the overall look of the living room and the sofa set. The table should not be too big or large. The ideal size is 54 inches when it comes to coffee tables. Anything larger than 54 inches might seem too big or large for your area.
If you have a coffee table that is larger or taller than your sofa than the table is definitely too big. Make sure the coffee table you choose is smaller than the sofa it will be with. That is the only rule of thumb that interior decorators advice to follow.
You might have to eyeball the size of the coffee table if you do not get a set. It might be difficult for you to assume the size. As long as it doesn’t look too big, like an average sized table, it will be fine. Coffee tables are meant to be smaller in size.
Can a coffee table be higher than the couch?
Coffee tables should not be taller or higher than the couch you have in your living room. It does not look good and the purpose of the coffee table does not serve. The coffee table should be lower than the height of the sofa, at least by a few inches.
The size and height of the coffee table should depend on the size of the sofa you have. In general the coffee table should be smaller than the sofa in all dimensions. Especially when it comes to height. The coffee table should be smaller or lower than the sofa.
Coffee tables should be one or two inches smaller than the sofa. If the coffee table is the same height as the couch cushion then it is said to be the perfect height. And in all cases, the coffee table should sit smaller or lower than the sofa in the room.
How to size a coffee table?
Coffee tables have become a very beautiful addition to the living area of your house. The small table adds a touch of magnificence to your house by being a simple complement to the other furniture. But the measurement of the table matters a lot.
Which is why you should measure the coffee table as precisely as possible.
The dimension of the coffee table should always be taken according to the other furniture in the room. Depending on that the measurements of the coffee table will vary. As there is no standard size for a coffee table, the measurements will vary.
Measure the room and the living area. Also measure the sofa set.
Divide the height and length of the sofa according to 2/3rds. That should be the ideal size of your coffee table.
Measure the length:
Start at one edge of the longest side of the coffee table and end at its opposite edge to measure the length.
Measure the width:
For the width, go for the shorter side of the coffee table, starting on one edge to the opposite edge of the coffee table.
Measure the height:
Starting from the bottom of the floor to the top of the table, you should measure the height of the coffee table.
Coffee tables need to be set according to the other furniture. It is best to take the measurements of the sofa set first. This way you will know the exact measurements for the coffee table in the room.
How can I adjust the height of my coffee table?
Sometimes even after the correct measurements, there might be some adjustments needed to your coffee table. As you place the coffee table at the center you might notice the need to alter and adjust the size of the table. That may sound tricky but it is not that hard.
The following steps are to help you.
The adjustment is done in two parts. First you have to adjust the top of the table, and later on you can adjust the legs of the table.
Measure the top:
Measure the top of the coffee table. Find the difference of the desired measurement.
Adjust the height:
Get a glass topper as thick as the desired measurement. Place it on the top of the table to adjust the height.
Place small rubber:
Small rubber under the glass is necessary, to prevent the glass from breaking.
Adjust the leg:
To adjust the leg, you will have to turn the table over. Drill 1 inch holes straight into each of the legs of the table.
Cut a dowel:
For the pegs, cut a dowel into the adjusting size.
At the end of the pegs, apply some carpenters glue and insert them into the hole of the leg.
Measure the depth:
With wooden balls, measure the depth of the interior hole.
Cut the dowel peg:
Cut the dowel peg into the size of the leg.
Test the wooden ball:
Test if the wooden ball is durable. Paint the leg and wipe off the excess glue. Turn the table over and enjoy your newly adjusted coffee table.
Coffee tables are the new hype for the living area. The moderate sized tables are usually measured according to the sofa and the size of the room. The standard size can be between 36-48 inches in length and 18-24 inches in width. In any case, the size should not be more than 2/3 of the sofa.