The coffee table as the central point

In the dining room or dining area, it is the dining table. In the living room it is the coffee table. Life in the living room revolves around him. The coffee table is usually placed in front of the sofa. The TV is on the opposite side. Of course, the coffee table can also be placed on the side in front of the sofa or form the central point of a seating group.
And: It doesn't have to stop at a coffee table. Nesting tables are also popular – one, two or three side tables in the same style but different sizes. These modern coffee tables offer flexible storage space, as they can often be slid under or into one another.

There are these types of coffee tables

  • Round Coffee Tables: Round coffee tables are popular. They have a round table top. They go well with Zen-style rooms or can optically round off rooms with many angular elements.

  • Rectangular Coffee Tables: Most coffee tables are rectangular. Depending on the material and design , rectangular coffee tables can find their way into living rooms with different furnishing styles.

  • Wooden coffee tables: A wooden coffee table can provide a nice contrast to furniture made of metal or with white fronts. Choose a light wood color if the sofa is dark in color and a dark wood color if the sofa or the rest of the room is light in color. A combination of wooden plate and metal feet is also possible. At Metallbude we have different versions of this type of coffee table.
  • Metal coffee tables: Metal coffee tables are modern. A black metal coffee table looks stylish without drawing too much attention to itself. Such a dark coffee table suits a monochrome or industrial interior style.
  • Glass coffee tables: Glass elements in the coffee table have been trendy for a long time - only the design of the glass table has changed over time. Coffee tables with glass tops and wooden or metal feet have established themselves. A disadvantage of the glass table: Drops and fingerprints quickly become visible.

  • Nesting tables: Nesting tables are often found in the living room. These coffee table sets consist of two or three separate coffee tables. They are kept in the same design and differ only slightly - if at all - in color. The most striking difference of these tables is the size. Nesting tables usually consist of side tables of different sizes.

Coffee tables can also be equipped with storage space under the table top or with drawers. The remote control and your favorite book can be stowed here. But which coffee table suits you and your living room best? We'll tell you.

Five tips for buying the right coffee table

Are you looking for the perfect coffee table? These are the five best tips for buying the right coffee table for you:
  1. The right size: In general, the size of the coffee table is based on the size of the sofa. A small side table would not be the right choice for a large sofa. For a spacious living area, the coffee table should be much larger than for the small 2-seater sofa.
  2. The perfect table height: The table height is also based on the sofa. Coffee tables are usually low and between 45 to 50 centimeters high. The table top is approximately at the same height as the seat of the surrounding upholstered furniture.
  3. The right installation site: Anything that looks good is allowed. Coffee tables are usually placed in the middle of the sofa. Drinks, snacks and the remote control can be placed there and still remain within reach. So that you can sit comfortably, the matching coffee table should be at least 50 centimeters away from the sofa. Of course, a coffee table can also be set up at an angle from the sofa.
  4. The right materials and colors: wood, metal and glass are the most popular materials for coffee tables. However, there are also coffee tables made of stone or rattan. Which material suits your living room depends on the furnishings. A metal coffee table could fit perfectly in a monochromatic living room – but also in an industrial style living room. A coffee table made entirely of wood could go well with a Scandinavian-inspired interior or with the Japandi interior trend. A rattan coffee table, on the other hand, fits into a cozy boho living room. Pay attention to pleasant contrasts - for example, a white coffee table fits in front of a dark sofa - and a good color match. If the room is decorated in pastel colors, a black side table could create too much contrast. On the other hand, dark coffee tables go perfectly with monochrome or modern living rooms in neutral colors.
  5. The perfect design: curved shapes or clear lines? A soft beige coffee table or a bold color coffee table set? You are relatively free in your choice. Because opposites create interesting accents. So the oval coffee table with metal legs and wooden top can perfectly match the pastel colored living room. Or the traditional, old wooden table can really show off in a living room with metal furniture. At the same time, of course, the coffee table also looks good if the style in the living room is uniform.

As you can see, there are many choices and many matching coffee tables. So you can always find a coffee table (or several coffee tables) that suit your taste and fit perfectly into your existing furnishing style. Be inspired by the Metallbude range and discover our modern coffee tables for your living room.

January 23, 2023