When you’re designing your living room, a great coffee table can bring the room together. Coffee tables often serve as a centerpiece that the room centers around, but they can really come to life when you use live or artificial plants to spruce them up.
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What Makes a Great Coffee Table?
Picking out the best coffee table for the space can be tricky, so it’s important to keep a number of criteria in mind.
The table should be sized well for the space, including both the size of the tabletop and the height of the table.
The color should also be right for the room, complementing the rest of the room and not clashing with any furnishings or décor.
You’ll also want to consider the materials it is made from to make sure it fits in with the rest of the room. Overall, the table should be both highly functional for your needs as well as look great in the space.
Choosing the Right Sized Coffee Table for Your Room
One of the most important aspects of choosing a coffee table is choosing the right size. It should be large enough to fulfill its function but not so large that it dominates the room.
If your coffee table is too small, you may not be able to use it in the way you envisioned. If it’s too big, it can keep you from being able to make your way across the room comfortably.
To avoid buying the wrong-sized table, measure the space before you shop. Figure out how much space you need to hold the items you want to hold and to perform the table’s general function.
When you are choosing the length, consider the length of your sofa. It’s often recommended to choose a length that is about two-thirds of your couch’s length so you can move around it easily. This also allows people on each end of the sofa to reach the table easily.
Choosing the Right Height Coffee Table for Your Room
The height of the coffee table is another important factor. It should be tall enough to access easily but not so tall that it obstructs views on the other side.
The coffee table is often used for many purposes, from holding drinks to functioning as a footrest and allowing you to engage in crafts or games. Coffee tables generally come in heights from 1 to 2 feet tall.
The ideal height for one is between 16 and 18 inches tall. This allows you to put objects on it without stooping as well as rest your feet on it at a comfortable angle.
Choosing the Right Color and Material for Your Coffee Table
The color and materials of your coffee table as highly important to the look of the table and the overall look of the room. The goal is to make the table both stand out and not clash with the rest of the room.
There are many different materials to choose from, including wood, granite, glass, marble, metal, and more. If you have a wood floor, try to choose a different material than wood so that it isn’t visually lost.
If the space is very small, a clear coffee table might work well. Glass or lucite can be used to keep visual clutter to a minimum. If you have a lot of space, consider choosing a brighter color so that it stands out in the space.
Unique Coffee Table Projects that Showcase Live or Artificial Plants
The following coffee table projects are fantastic for the way they incorporate flowers or plants into their design. They are unique ideas that can be used to create an amazing look as well as functioning as a table.
Coffee Table with Terrarium Display Included
This cute coffee table allows you to display items like artificial succulents and other small plants. A terrarium coffee table is highly functional as well as a unique way to present your artificial plants.
Beautiful Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table with Integrated Planter
This amazing coffee table uses reclaimed wood for a classic look and features a planter right in the middle for the plants of your choosing. The integrated planter makes it the perfect space for either live or artificial succulents.
Outdoor Patio or Deck Coffee Table with Integrated Planter
With this outdoor coffee table planter, you get a lot of functional space as well as a planter integrated into the center. Its trendy good looks and surprising center planter can be a great way to showcase live or artificial plants.
Pallet Style Coffee Table with Center Opening Perfect for Live or Artificial Plants
If you want to be able to display larger plants in a coffee table, check out this coffee table that features a larger planter area. The center opening will easily fit medium-sized live or artificial plants.
Upcycled Bathtub Coffee Table with Integrated Planters
This coffee table uses a bathtub that has been upcycled into a beautiful coffee table. It’s perfect for people who want a coffee table with plant sections that are larger, and it’s great for setting coffee cups on as well as being a great conversation starter.
When you choose your coffee table, be sure to carefully consider the size of the coffee table, its height, its color, and the materials it’s made out of.
It’s helpful to think about all the ways you want to use your coffee table before you choose one.
Have you seen any unique coffee tables that incorporate areas for live or artificial plants? Let us know!