By Magnilde Winkler. Coffee Tables. At Sunday, December 31st 2017, 12:39:20 PM.
The design trick with round tables is determining how much walking space there is around the table. Guests should feel comfortable in walking past seated guests, without feeling like a movie theater and saying “excuse me” for seated guests to have to stand! Assume at least 1-2 feet around your coffee table, more or less depending on the seating arrangement.
Wingback and captain chairs can have smaller diameter tables amongst an arrangement that enables more space to walk clearly by. Each living room will work differently, also ensure you aren’t placing the table in the middle of a main walkway to another major room. This can cause an unexpected tripping hazard. Only place coffee tables near a chair or sofa.
Practicality reaches a new level with the Lacquer Storage Coffee Table from West Elm, which features a hidden compartment. A lacquered finish creates just the right amount of shine, yet this piece is as functional as it is beautiful. One side of the table lifts to provide access to a built-in storage compartment. Books, remotes, blankets–a variety of items can be stashed with ease.