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Height of Coffee Table to Couch

Just because you love the look of a coffee table in the showroom doesn't mean it's the right coffee table for you. If you have existing furniture, you'll want to choose a coffee table that is the same height or one to two inches lower than the top of the seat cushions on your couch. Its size should allow for comfortable use of the space, and its style should compliment your existing furnishings.  

Read on to learn the average coffee table height and which would be best for your space.

Ideal Dimensions | Average Height of Coffee Table

A coffee table's height is just one of several features you should consider when buying this important piece for your living room or family room. The standard coffee table height is about 16-18 inches. Of course, a higher couch means a higher coffee table — maybe 20 to 21 inches high. You may love the look of a lower profile, but if the table is too low, it will be difficult for people to reach and will be dwarfed by the other furniture in the room.  

Standard Coffee Table Height and Length

Length is another dimension that should be proportional to the size of your couch. Too long, and it overwhelms the couch and prevents easy passage around the furniture. Too short, and it will be too small for optimal use and will look lost. The ideal length of a coffee table is about 2/3 the length of the couch. 

Placement of Your Coffee Table and Couch Matters

In order to optimize the functionality of your coffee table, place it 16 to 18 inches from the edge of the sofa and any other seating around the table. That's close enough for people to rest a beverage but far enough to allow leg room and walking space between the seating and the table.

Also, consider the rest of the room's functions when placing  the coffee table. Allow enough room for the main walking space or activity area of the room — at least 30 inches from the edge of the coffee table to the media center or opposite wall. If your space is very small, allow about 24 inches.   

You can find the perfect coffee table for your couch and other furniture when you shop Bassett Furniture's entire collection.



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