Square Coffee Table Buying Guide

A square coffee table is favored due to its versatility. If you plan to buy this coffee table, there are many factors to mind, including why should you choose a square table instead of the one with another shape, how to determine its size, and whether you need an extra shelf underneath it.

Square Coffee Table

Why Square Coffee Table?

The first important thing to mind is the shape of the table. Why should you buy a square coffee table if instead of a rectangular, oval, or round table? Each shape of the table certainly has its own pros and cons; however, there is a definite reason why a square table is considered more versatile than other tables.

Strut Square Coffee Table

Strut Square Coffee Table
Strut Square Coffee Table by www.hivemodern.com

The most common shape of the coffee table is rectangular. A rectangular coffee table is used very frequently because it matches the most common sofa and couch formation. If you have a long couch and several shorter couches in your living room, a rectangular table matches their arrangement well.

In fact, other tables, such as dining table and kitchen island, are generally rectangular due to how they are arranged with furniture pieces that accompany them. The downside of a rectangular table is that the seats at both ends of the table may look too far away from each other.

St Germain Square Coffee Table

St Germain Square Coffee Table
St Germain Square Coffee Table www.serenaandlily.com

Another choice available for you before you decide to buy a square coffee table is a round table. A round table allows a democratic arrangement of living room furniture and is an excellent choice if you have a square-shaped living room or a room with ample space. The absence of corners means that you can put as many as possible chairs around it as long as the table’s circumference can accommodate them.

Next, you have an oval coffee table, which shares similar benefits and drawbacks with a rectangular coffee table. An oval table has no corner, so it allows a more seamless flow of energy and, like a round table, can accommodate more chairs if compared with an angular table.

Square Coffee Table by Willy Rizzo

Square Coffee Table by Willy Rizzo
Square Coffee Table by Willy Rizzo by www.incollect.com

A square coffee table is considered a versatile table because it can offer the benefits of all of the aforementioned tables while efficiently dealing with their drawbacks.

Solapa Square Coffee Table

Solapa Square Coffee Table
Solapa Square Coffee Table by Pinterest.com

One important thing to mind about a square coffee table is that it has corners. While the absence of corners may allow the table to accommodate more chairs, a circular sofa arrangement in a living room is considered unusual and weird. Such an arrangement may look better in a dining room, where a round or oval dining table is surrounded by dining chairs along its circumference.

In a living room, an angular (such as L-shaped) arrangement of sofas and couches and a square or rectangular coffee table that accompanies them make up the best combination of living room furniture pieces. Besides, the angles of a square coffee table also make it work great with corners. You can enhance the versatility of your square table by placing it in the right room with the right features.

Quarry Square Coffee Table

Quarry Square Coffee Table
Quarry Square Coffee Table by www.gusmodern.com

A square coffee table is not considered a space-saving table and a rectangular coffee table often looks more suitable for a smaller living room. If you still want to have a rectangular coffee table for your living room, you can simply combine two square tables together and create one rectangular table arrangement.

Place Square Coffe Table

Place Square Coffe Table
Place Square Coffe Table by www.plusmoderndesign.com

Where to Put Your Square Coffee Table?

A square coffee table is best to be placed in a living room with the following features.

  • Square

A square coffee table looks great in a square living room. The symmetry between the room and the table creates a cordial atmosphere in the living room and makes the overall furniture arrangement in the living room looks great. You can still have a square table in a rectangular living room; however, to make the table and the accompanying sofa look great, modify the arrangement of your living room furniture pieces, such as cabinets and decorative elements, to create a square layout on the floor that will make the table and the sofa look great. Or, as explained above, you can transform the square table into a rectangular one by placing two square tables side by side.

McIntosh Square Coffee Table

McIntosh Square Coffee Table
McIntosh Square Coffee Table by www.zurifurniture.com
  • Large

Like a round coffee table, a square coffee table works great in a large room. A small room may look smaller if you put a square table in it.

Determining the Size of Your Square Coffee Table

Your square coffee table will look great if it is of the right size. There are two factors to mind when you want to determine the right size of your coffee table, including the dimension of your sofas and your living room traffic.

Joanna Square Coffee Table

Joanna Square Coffee Table
Joanna Square Coffee Table by www.sunpan.com
  •  Your Table and Your Sofa

The best way to measure the correct dimension for your square coffee table is by measuring your sofa. The first thing to measure is the height of the sofa’s cushion. When choosing a coffee table, make sure that its top surface is not higher than the sofa’s cushion. It must be slightly lower than or as high as the cushion. Next, you need to measure the total length of the sofa and make sure that the table’s side is no longer than two-thirds of the sofa’s total length.

Moooi Obon Square Coffee Table

Moooi Obon Square Coffee Table
Moooi Obon Square Coffee Table by www.grshop.com
  • Your Living Room Traffic

Although traffic is the least worrying issue to mind in a large living room, you still need to pay attention to it, especially to determine the right size for the table. Normally, there must be at least two feet of empty space between the table’s edge and the sofa for traffic. Remember that the measurement should start from the table’s edge, not the table’s legs.

Large Brown Marble Square Coffee Table

Large Brown Marble Square Coffee Table
Large Brown Marble Square Coffee Table by www.gillmorespace.com

The Table’s Underside

Your square coffee table can have extra functions and give you extra convenience if you allow it to have an extra shelf under. A lower shelf allows you to rest your feet on it and to store your magazines; however, you can leave the underside of the table clear if you prefer to stretch your legs there when you are sitting on the rug or if you simply want to maintain an open-space atmosphere in your living room.

Low Square Coffe Table

Low Square Coffe Table
Low Square Coffe Table by www.ibfor.com

Gary low square cofffe table

Gary low square cofffe table
Gary low square cofffe table by www.florenceglam.com.com

Frederik Square Coffee Table

Frederik Square Coffee Table
Frederik Square Coffee Table by Pinterest.com

Eames Square Coffee Table

Eames Square Coffee Table
Eames Square Coffee Table by www.heals.com

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