How To Choose The Perfect Coffee Table

Side table, end table, cocktail table, coffee table—whatever name you prefer we all need somewhere near our seating to conveniently place our coffee, tea, water and cocktails. Even somewhere to set books, magazines, mobile electronics and snacks. Depending on where they are placed in your room you may even utilize your cocktail tables to place home accessories. Here are just a few things to keep in mind when shopping for your next TMF 家匠 cocktail table.


One of the first things you must consider is what type of look you are searching for. There are so many options to choose from including size, shape, material, color, and style. Some opt for traditional end tables that can blend in with just about any design aesthetic, but you might prefer to make more of a statement.


While your primary goal may be to have a bit more surface area, consider fulfilling more than one of your furniture or storage needs. Many cocktail tables have drawers, shelves, and lids that keep your remote control and other room essentials out of sight. Keep things organized by adding decorative storage boxes to your shelves.

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Multipurpose Ottomans

You can even find cocktail ottomans that have an upholstered lid that can flip over and be a sturdy drink holder—with a storage compartment underneath. This means you have a foot rest, seat, storage, and cocktail table in one. Ottomans are also easy to move from one room to the next while entertaining friends and family.

Statement Piece

Traditional coffee tables are designed to easily mix and match without competing with your statement wall, rug, or couch. However, you can also select a coffee table that is the statement piece of your room. While your end tables might match, your larger table could have a contemporary glass top, intricate gold base, rugged farmhouse finish, or can be the base for a statement work of art.

Cocktail And Dining Table In One

If you don’t have room for a full-sized dining table, your cocktail table can serve a dual purpose. Select a table you can store poufs or mini-stools underneath, or that is a comfortable height if you want to sit on the floor on an oversized throw pillow to dine.

Many Tables For Many Needs

Depending on the layout of your room, you might require more than the standard set of two end tables and one coffee table. If your seating is spread out or you have a variety of seating options, then you will need a variety of tables. Keep the color, shape, height and style of the end tables similar, and consider a statement coffee table.

Finally, feel free to think outside of the box with a repurposed or upcycled trunk, drum, sled, or handcrafted cocktail table.