10 Tips for Finding the Perfect Coffee Table

HGTV Design Star judge Vern Yip shares helpful hints for choosing the right coffee table for your living room.

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Consider the Space

The ideal distance from the edge of the sofa to the edge of the table is 18 inches—close enough to reach for your drink or put a magazine down, but far enough to stretch out your legs. People often leave too much or not enough room. If you have other seats in the room that you want to reach the coffee table, follow the same 18-inch rule. Morgan table, 44"W x 32"D x 19"H, $449, ballarddesigns.com

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