How to Measure for a Coffee Table
Are you looking for a new coffee table to fit your living room? Knowing the measurements of your space can help you find the perfect piece. Before you start shopping around, brush up on the basics of measuring for a coffee table:
Take Measurements of Your Room
To get started, measure the length, width and height of your living room. This will give you an idea of the maximum size for your new coffee table. It’s important to ensure there’s enough room to walk around the table.
When choosing a coffee table shape, remember that rectangular or oval shapes work best in larger rooms. Smaller square or circular shapes are best for more petite spaces.
Measure the Perfect Height
The height of your coffee table should match the height of your sofa and chairs. To do this, measure from the seat of the sofa to the floor. You figure out the ideal table height by adding a few inches to the total measurement.
For example, if the measurement for sofa seat to the floor is 20 inches, then your coffee table should be at least 24 inches tall.
Choose the Right Width and Length
When picking out a width and length size, you’ll want to look at how much space you have in your living room. As a general rule of thumb:
- Width: Coffee table width should be 1/2 to 2/3 of your sofa length.
- Length: Choose a table length 1/2 to 2/3 the length of the sofa.
You can always try out a few different measurements before committing to a coffee table of any size. Following these tips can help you make sure your coffee table fits perfectly in your living room.