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How to Choose a Coffee Table for a Sectional With Chaise

Offering more seating than a traditional sofa and more comfort too, sectional sofas with chaise have become a very popular living room furniture option.

These sectionals look fantastic when paired with the right table, but can look awkward or unbalanced when done wrong. We often get asked for advice on this topic so to help, we’ve put together a few simple tips to help you find the perfect coffee table for a chaise sectional.

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Size & Placement

A coffee table should be proportional to the size of the sectional. When trying to determine the right coffee table size for your sectional, you’ll want to start by taking a few measurements. Measure from each end of the sofa to create a square, using the L of the sectional as two sides of the square. Jot down those two measurements and subtract 16”-18” depending on your preferred amount of leg room. The two numbers you are left with will be the length and width for the coffee table that will best fit your space. Make sure to double check your measurement to avoid buying the wrong size table.

A standard coffee table is about 18” high, but if you have a couch that sits higher, you’ll want to look for a table that’s a bit higher as well. If it’s too short, it can be difficult to reach and look out of balance.


If the sides of your sectional are the same length, a square coffee table will look best. If one side is longer, opt for a rectangular coffee table. Round coffee tables can work well for three sided sectionals. Most importantly, remember to keep the coffee table within the boundary edges of your sofa for a neat, balanced look and clear walking paths.


Your coffee table or ottoman doesn’t have to match your sectional exactly, but it should be a similar style. A sectional with clean lines should be paired with a contemporary coffee table that also has clean lines. An overstuffed sectional will look great paired with an overstuffed ottoman.

With hundreds of coffee tables for every style and budget, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect coffee table for your sectional with chaise at The RoomPlace. Shop our complete collection online at or visit any of our showrooms throughout Illinois and Indiana to get advice from our design specialists.







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