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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The Missing Piece

The coffee table is the last piece of the living room puzzle, chosen after all the seating. You have to pick just the right one to fill the gap. Even designers have a tough time, because the options seem endless. Brass base with a glass top? Round wood with tapered legs? Drawers or no drawers? For my own living room, I pushed two glass coffee tables with stainless steel bases together because I couldn't find just one table in the right size!

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