how to pair end table with coffee table

Paring End Tables with Your Coffee Table

Decorating your living room can be quite a challenge. Most people want to keep things neutral and inexpensive, yet still make a statement. One of the best and most affordable ways to do this is to pair up your coffee table with an end table. Here are some tips on how to do that:

1. Consider Space

Before you choose your end tables, consider how much space you have in the room. Measure the length, width, and thickness of the available space and mark it down. This will be invaluable when you to the store to buy a couple of tables.

2. Choose the Coffee Table First

Pick the coffee table first and make sure it fits within the size parameters that you already determined. When you are getting your end tables make sure that their height is at least the same, or two inches shorter, as the coffee table.

3. Choose the Right Type of Table

Cheeper ones usually come in square or rectangular formats; they will easily slide under the sofa and won’t take up much space. More expensive end tables are made to be stylish, and are of higher quality. You can easily put stuff on them, and they will look good at the same time.

4. Match the Finish

The finishes of both tables should match. If your coffee table has a wood finish then match it with wood end tables. If it has a metal finish go for something with a similar look.

5. Customize the Look

The great thing about pairing up a couple of tables is that you can then accessorize them with books, lamps, knick knacks and other decor items. Go for items that will match your overall design.

6. Consider a Rug

Finally, adding a rug in front of the coffee table, and between the end tables, is a great way to tie the entire room together, and also to make it appear larger.


As you can see, pairing up a couple of end tables with your coffee table is a great way to spruce up and decorate any living room. Just make sure you consider size, type, finish and decor items that you plan on using.

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