Achieving the perfect placement of your reclaimed wood coffee table may not be something you think much about, but if it is, we’ve done our research on the ideal place to put it in relation to your sofa! These are just general guidelines, but following them usually provides maximum comfort and functionality when placing a reclaimed coffee table in front of a sofa.
Most people find that the ideal space between a coffee table and sofa is 16 to 18 inches. This distance will not only provide enough leg room for those relaxing on the sofa, but will also still keep your wood coffee table close enough to reach and be functional. With this distance, you’ll still be able to grab remote controls, beverages, or snacks that you’ve placed on your coffee table. If you keep this much space around all sides of your reclaimed table, it will create a comfortable seating arrangement for you and all of your guests.
As we mentioned before, these are just general guidelines. If your coffee table and sofa have a big difference in height, this could change things. Typically, the seat of your sofa and top of your coffee table should be within four inches of each other. If the height is more or less, it could lead to this seating arrangement feeling a bit uncomfortable. Additionally, if you have small children and your reclaimed coffee table is shorter than the sofa, it may be easier for children to reach the table if it is pulled an inch or two closer.
If you’re interested, give this a try and let us know if this makes things more or less comfortable for you! This is only applicable if you’ve chosen to keep your reclaimed wood coffee table in front of your couch. It you’ve chosen to place it elsewhere, we’d love to know where! Reach out to us on Facebook, and let us see your photos, if you have any.