A rectangle coffee table is one of the many available coffee table choices that you can choose for your living room. To determine whether this coffee table is the best table for your living room, you need to understand all interesting facts about this table.
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A rectangle coffee table is the most common choice
A rectangle coffee table is the most common coffee table for a living room. The most obvious reason for its commonness is its suitability with basic sofa, sectional, and couch formation. A sofa generally has straight edge, which is parallel to the straight edge of this coffee table. If the sofa is arranged in an L-shaped or U-shaped formation, a rectangular table can slip in snugly in the middle of it.
Brown Rectangle Coffee Table
A rectangle table is even more popular than a square table
A square table is quite similar to a rectangle coffee table in that both tables have right-angled corners, making them suitable for virtually all sofa arrangements. However, in terms of popularity and commonness, a rectangular table is considered more preferred because of its versatility. A square coffee table is as long as it is wide, so it is more suitable for a relatively spacious living room. A square coffee table in a small room will eat up the room’s precious space. A square table also looks better in a room with a design that is congruent to the shape of the table. A rectangle table is considered more versatile because it fits any rooms with any shapes, sizes, and designs.
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But a rectangle coffee table is not the best choice for children
If you have children who enjoy playing around the home, a rectangle coffee table as well as a square table might not be the best choice. The sharp corners of a rectangular or square table are more likely to cause injury than the round edge of a circular or oval table. If you fear the worst when your children, elderly people, or anyone in your home wander around the table, there are two options available for you: first, you can use a circular or oval table; secondly, you can get a rectangular table with rounded corners.
Simple Rectangle Coffee Table
Certain sofa arrangements may require you to pick another shape
As mentioned above a rectangle coffee table is a versatile table that looks great when paired with all kinds of sofa arrangement. However, there are more specific scenarios where this table looks great and there are also other specific scenarios where choosing another table with a particular shape is better.
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If you are using sectional, the way they are arranged will determine the best shape for your table. If the sectional is arranged in an L-shaped formation with both legs having similar length, choosing a square or circular coffee table is definitely a good idea. Use a rectangular or oval table only if the formation’s one leg is longer than the other. Do similar strategy to choose the right coffee table for an U-shaped sofa arrangement.
Glass Rectangle Coffee Table
The distance between the table and the sofa is an important matter
The distance between the table and the sofa is an important matter, regardless of the shape of the table that you choose. However, if you choose a rectangle coffee table, it becomes a truly essential matter because the distance will affect not only the seamless traffic and the comfort level of the space around the table but also its safety. As mentioned above, a rectangle table has four scary sharp corners that may cause injury, especially if the traffic around it is poor. By maintaining proper distance between the table and the seating around it, which is generally 12 to 18 inches, you can ensure ultimate comfort, convenience, and safety.
White Marble Rectangle Coffee Table
The dimension is also important
Just like the table-sofa distance, the dimension of a rectangle coffee table is also considered important. Generally, the height of a coffee table, which should be similar to or lower than the sofa, and the length of the table, which should be about two-thirds of the sofa’s length, are important for all coffee tables regardless of their shape. However, because a rectangle table, together with an oval table, has both width and length, you need to know which side to measure first. Preferably, both the width and the length of the table should be two-thirds of the length of the sofa that they respectively face. If this is not possible, you should focus on the table’s length only and forget about measuring the width.
White Gold Rectangle Coffee Table
A rectangle coffee table is better to stand alone
Some homeowners prefer to combine multiple tables into one table cluster consisting of tables with different heights and sizes. Creating a cluster of coffee tables is useful for expanding the surface space and to create a mesmerizing look. A rectangle coffee table, however, is not the best choice for this clustering. While a group of circular tables will look great, a rectangular table is better to stand alone, though making a cluster of rectangular tables is not an impossibility.
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You can create a rectangle table from square coffee tables and vice versa
If you have some square coffee tables, you can actually combine two or more tables to create a rectangle coffee table. The same can also be done in the opposite way. If you have a pair of rectangle coffee tables whose length is exactly twice their width, you can combine both tables to create a square table. If you do this, you have to pay attention to the total size of the combined tables to make sure that they don’t look too large and too cumbersome in your living room.
Outdoor Rectangle Coffee Table
You can enhance its functionality by adding storage units
The empty space under your rectangle coffee table can be exploited for various purposes. You can add shelves, drawers, or a combination of them there to enhance your table’s functionality. This modification can be done with or without a professional help, so decide what you will do to the table’s precious underside if it is still empty and not efficiently used.