When it comes to finding the right coffee table for your home, there are so many choices available. you could shop and shop and still have no clue which coffee table is right for your home. In order to narrow down the selection available, there are four things to keep in mind before you head out on your venture to find the right coffee table. 

Space 

Before you head out to go shopping for a coffee table, you want to make sure you get measurements. This ensures that you don't end up with a coffee table that is too small or too large. You want one that fits the space perfectly. By taking measurements ahead of time, you can narrow down the selection when shopping the furniture stores. If you need additional space, you can choose a coffee table with drawers or an open table that allows you to place items under it. 

Height 

You also need to consider the height of your new prospective coffee table. Ideally, you should be able to lay down on the couch and still be able to see above the coffee table. Choosing a table that is an inch or two below the sofa cushions is perfect to ensure you can see even while lying down. You also don't want to have to bend down too far to sit your drink down. You can use a tape measure to determine an ideal height based on nearby furniture and personal preferences. 

Safety

A major consideration when choosing a coffee table is ensuring it is safe. If you have kids in the home, you want to choose a table that doesn't have sharp corners. Small kids are notorious for getting hurt on the corners of coffee tables because of their short stature. You also want to be careful about choosing glass. Small kids enjoy banging on furniture and they could end up breaking the glass causing injuries and a mess. Ask Toronto furniture stores about materials and designs that are safe for kids or accident-prone individuals.

Material

When it comes to the construction of a table, you have the options of glass, wood, metal, and more. Choosing the right material will depend a lot on the style of the decor in the room where the table will be placed at. Consider your style and what type of material will look best alongside the rest of the furniture. 

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