Explore Coffee Tables
While choosing a coffee table may feel like both an overwhelming and an unsexy task, there are things to consider — beyond your overall aesthetic — to make the process a little less daunting. Nina Gotlieb, director of hospitality and contract design at West Elm, points out that it’s helpful to consider the proportions and relative mass of each piece in your living room. “Sometimes, if you have a super-leggy couch, you don’t want a super-leggy coffee table. Or if you have a sofa that’s upholstered all the way to the ground, you don’t want a super-massive coffee table because then everything feels too heavy,” she says.