With the huge range of coffee table styles, shapes and sizes available on the market, the quest for the perfect piece can be daunting. Coffee tables are sometimes regarded as an afterthought to the seating arrangement and floor covering, but nothing could be further from the truth. The correct choice of coffee table can make or break a room’s décor scheme. Rule of thumb states that the length of the table should be between one-half and two-thirds the length of the couch, but this can vary with L-shaped arrangements and seating containing a chaise. Our team will happily help you select exactly the correct proportions for your needs. Surface, shape and finish are all critical in your decision. Is your new table for a family room or formal lounge? In a family room, a durable, sturdy, and easily maintained finish is recommended as the table may be used not only for the normal wear and tear but also as the occasional perching stool or a take-away meal on movie night. Formal lounges and reception areas with little daily traffic are more suited to delicate table styling and finishes.