Modern coffee tables have broken the norms to become part of the interior decor for residential space. Back in the 1970s, you wouldn’t find coffee tables anywhere else other than at cafés and restaurants. But over the years, the use of coffee has evolved and they are now common furniture pieces in homes and offices, among other places.

You can place modern coffee tables in the reception area of offices. The coffee table will make your reception area more exquisite. And more importantly, it will increase the comfort of your clients and customers while they wait at your office reception.

It is not only the modern coffee tables that made their way into homes and offices. These days, traditional coffee tables are also found in homes, offices, and other commercial spaces. But they are mostly used for areas that have a vintage and classic decor theme.

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Both modern and traditional coffee tables are exquisite additions to the decor of any area. Their visual appeal can significantly improve how your space looks. After you have furnished your room with a good sofa, a coffee table is the next piece of furniture to bring in. 

There are thousands of coffee table designs out there. So you will have many beautiful options to choose from. Just make sure to choose one that goes well with the sofa and matches the theme of the room. 

Of all coffee table types, Rustic coffee tables are trending because of their classic appeal. Just like traditional coffee tables, they perfectly complement a vintage themed decor. 

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Types of Coffee Tables:

How to Choose the Best Coffee Table:

The first thing to consider when looking for the best coffee table is the available space in your room. In measuring the space, bear in mind that the ideal distance between the sofa and coffee table should be about 18 inches. This distance offers enough space for you to sit comfortably with your legs stretched. At the same time, it’s not too far that your hand cannot reach the table while you’re sitting on the sofa.

What’s more, you should also be sure that the coffee table matches your sofa. This is not just about the color and theme, but also the height. The ideal height for a coffee should ideally be about one or two inches lower than the sofa’s height.

If you have moderate space and your sofa is the average size, a 16-18 inches tall coffee table should do. But if your space is large and your sofa is bigger than the standard size, you should buy a 20-21 inches tall coffee table. 

What’s more, if your sofa has a solid color, you can buy a glass coffee table with colored legs. Tables with a solid base and thick wood-top are more suitable for slim sofas. Metal coffee tables may not be ideal for areas where there are many children, because their sharp edges can cause cuts and injuries.

Here is a comprehensive list of types of coffee tables:

  • Wooden coffee tables
  • Round coffee tables
  • Industrial coffee tables
  • Basic wooden coffee tables
  • Thick and basic coffee tables
  • Designer coffee tables 

The most common materials used for constructing coffee tables are metals like steel, aluminum, and iron. These tables can be cleaned easily when their top is a combination of wood and glass or only glass. Additionally, tabletops' other materials are glass, wood, and stones like marble and slate.

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Here is a comprehensive list of types of coffee tables: