Coffee Table For Sectional Sofas For Home Improvement

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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When it comes to the spaces in our houses, the interior design plays a crucial role. Interior decoration is essential in putting your house in the right state for living according to the needs of the occupant. Also, the furniture such as the coffee table can also be vital for home improvement. In some contemporary contexts, space can be a luxury. So now let us discuss about the coffee table for sectional sofas.

Do Sectional Sofas Require A Coffee Table?

A sectional sofa is a perfect fit for a small room since it does not take up a lot of space. Sometimes, sectional seats also appear to be appropriate in some large areas. Notably, there is no significant limitation of sectional sofas to small places. But nonetheless, it is very useful to have furniture that harmonizes with the existing environment. Actually, you have many possibilities for the best coffee table depending on the type of sectional sofa you have.

For some spaces, a rectangular coffee table would be perfect. For other spaces, an oval coffee table or a round coffee table would do the space justice. However, the style and shape of your table depends on your choice. Furthermore, your living space should reflect you as a person. If you are not an interior designer or have a knack for design, that's not a problem.

Our selections in this article will look good with any type of sectional sofa. Furthermore, a coffee table is very convenient, especially if you have space. Even for smaller spaces, a coffee table could still be a great addition. However, a coffee table is not necessary. There are other perfectly acceptable pieces of furniture such as side tables.

Best Coffee Table For Sectional Sofas

1) NSdirect Round Coffee Table

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This two-tier round coffee table is suitable for any small space. It is simply constructed to be the right coffee table and blend with any other furniture. Furthermore, a round shape table gives you equal leg space all around the sofa portion. The table has a multi-finish process that ensures it is water-proof, and ultimately, resistant to wear.

The thick matte alloy legs of the table ensure it is very sturdy. It also offers additional storage space to keep your family room free of clutter. It is the right shape for basically any type of sectional sofa. Additionally, its simplicity ensures it is timeless. This means it can basically fit into any type of décor. Assembling this round table is easy and should take no more than 30 minutes.

Lastly, round coffee tables do well with both large sectionals and a small sectional as well. They are usually made to last with the right care. Furthermore, this rustic table doesn't only look good in the living room; it also looks spectacular in any other room. If you have extra space, you can easily use this as a side table as well.


  • Water-resistant
  • Timeless design
  • Easy to assemble
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to maintain
  • Spacious


  • The screws need to be tightened frequently

2) Welland Cedar Live Edge Small Coffee Table

Welland Cedar Live Edge Small Coffee Table
  • UNIQUE APPEARANCE - The wood slab is handpicked cut and spliced...
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  • Average dimension: 30.5" long x 17" wide x 20.75" tall.

This small size coffee table would look beautiful in your living room space. Such coffee tables are perfect as a side table as well. Furthermore, they look amazing in smaller rooms. Its unique appearance is well-crafted, and no two tables will ever look the same. This table is guaranteed to look good in all scenarios, including if paired with a u-shape sofa.

For some people, the coffee tables height matters. When sitting, some people prefer the coffee table to be at their knees, lower than their knees, or higher than their knees. This coffee table will stand higher than your knees. This will give you ample legroom when sitting. Furthermore, it is the perfect match to any furniture, drapes, window treatments or curtains.

It is constructed with cedarwood and strong metal legs. This table is very sturdy. Additionally, the versatility of this table is amazing. It has appeal in literally any room you decide to place it in. It can be a plant stand, a coffee table, a bedside table and much more. The limit is your imagination. It is also very affordable.


  • Affordable
  • Versatile
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Sturdy
  • Unique design
  • Good quality


  • The metal legs might rust

3) Nidouillet 3 Tier Tempered Glass Table

Nidouillet 3 Tier Tempered Glass Table with Glass...
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  • TEMPERED GLASS THICKNESS: 0.32"/8mm and 0.2"/5mm ;Table...

This strong and stylish coffee table is an awesome and beautiful addition to any room. It is perfect even with a chaise sectional sofa. You can have meals on your coffee table without a problem. Furthermore, glass coffee tables have a timeless feature to them. They never go out of style or trend. This oval coffee table is stylish and still maintains simplicity.

If you have limited space in your living room, then this oval table is definitely for you. It is a little high, but it takes a few minutes to assemble. Additionally, it does well alongside any horizontal seat. If you don't have much space, this coffee table is very much a modern addition with a beautiful and timeless style. The tiers give you more storage space.

Lastly, the table itself looks very classy, and the glass pieces are of high quality. You can also utilize it as a beautiful, decorative piece, and it will still look very beautiful. Additionally, it will stay in great shape for a long time because of how well it is built. Finally, it is a small table and will therefore work better with s smaller sectional sofa.


  • Sturdy
  • Unique
  • Stylish
  • Compact
  • Easy to assemble
  • Easy to maintain


  • Weak legs

4) Sauder Dakota Lift Top Coffee Table

Sauder Dakota Pass Lift Top Coffee Table, Char Pine...
  • Top lifts up and forward to create versatile work surface
  • Hidden storage beneath top
  • Open shelves for additional storage and display
  • Finished on all sides for versatile placement
  • Char Pine finish

Depending on the length of your sofa, this coffee table can be an absolute blessing. Not only does it go well with any house design, but it is also perfect for large and small spaces. Additionally, this rectangular table has a rustic look and feel to it. It is also a pop-up coffee table which means it can lift up and forward to help if you have work to do.

The bottom section has drawers that are a great storage space for blankets, books, and other things. This rectangular coffee table also works awesome as outdoor furniture. It can do very well, even on a patio or verandah. Furthermore, its rustic look makes it stand out as the focal point of an entire room. An l-shaped sectional sofa would still look good with a rectangular coffee table.

On a lighter note, rectangular coffee tables also require that the sofa be longer than the coffee table. This is to ensure the room and furniture balance out. If you will use your coffee table for everyday use, then it is paramount that it is the right shape for that negative space. This Sauder Dakota table is an excellent choice for any room, and it is also made in an environmentally conscious plant.


  • Beautiful
  • Easy to maintain
  • Versatile
  • Sturdy
  • Has storage space
  • Lasts long


  • Takes long to assemble

How To Pair Sectional Sofas And Coffee Tables

There are different types of sectionals, namely:

a) U-shaped Sectionals

A U-shaped sofa consists of one large horizontal seating space and a chaise or lounge on either side of the opposite wall. U-shaped furniture seats are very low to the ground, and the seat height is 17-inches. The best coffee tables for this type of sofa are basically any shape and size. U-type seats are very large and are usually put in larger rooms.

b) L-shaped And Chaise Sectionals

The most important aspect when it comes to an L-type sofa is to ensure the measurements line up. Un-balanced furniture is not pleasing to look at. Additionally, L-type sectionals save space and are therefore great for smaller rooms. You can try oval tables or rectangular coffee tables. A large ottoman that is rectangular can also do the job.

Buying Guide

Below are some tips that will help you prepare adequately before going out to shop for a coffee table for sectional-type seating. First of all, it is important to understand that modern living develops each day. As a result, your space must be timeless at all times.

i) Material

Choosing the fabric that will be used to make a modern sofa requires consideration. Coffee tables are made of wood, glass, metal, and many other materials. Thus, when choosing material at the furniture shop, one should familiarize oneself with the characteristics of every material. For instance, the glass coffee tables are very suitable for any kind of interior design. However, they are also fragile.

iI) Shape

The shape of your coffee table is important to consider because of the shape of the rest of your furniture or sofa. A round, oval or square coffee table all have furniture that they pair perfectly with. Additionally, depending on the length and width of your sectional, you can't go with just any round or square table. The table has to balance out with the furniture.

iII) Size

The size of a coffee table also has to complement the other furniture that is in the room or area. For instance, if you have a small dining or family room, then the size of your coffee table should not exceed the size of your furniture. On the other hand, it should not be larger than your sofa or sectional but slightly smaller than the two. Moreover, it should complement the place. Hence, old and bulky wooden furniture should be replaced or the side facing down flipped over.

iV) Floor Space

Floor space is the most important factor because it determines your home décor style. For example, a rectangular-shaped room might look better with an L-seat compared to a U-seat. In the same breath, the coffee table might also look better for the room if it is round compared to if it's rectangular. In addition, floor space is important because it also determines the style of furniture. For example, some rooms might look good with a rustic vibe.

Other rooms might look great with a much more modern and elegant look and feel. Another factor which is very important is the floor space. It will change anything you want to do significantly.

The Bottom Line

There is always a beautiful coffee table for sectional types of sofas. Before choosing one, make sure that it is the best for you. However, if it is not perfect, you can always turn it over and use it for other purposes. Most of the coffee tables are great in terms of functionality since you can perform virtually anything on them. Also, as long as a negative space is well filled, it accentuates the beauty of a room. We are sure that you will find our tips useful.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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