A new coffee table can really pull a living space together. You don't just want it to be there, you want your guests to enjoy it and use it. Make sure to consider these important measurements before you pick out your new piece! Because couch seats today are typically about 20 inches high for easy sitting and standing, the ideal coffee table is 15 to 20 inches tall. Situate it 18 inches from the sofa; this is the average distance from a person’s hip to kneecap (people usually sit perched on sofas in living rooms). In a casual family room, 18 inches gives space for lounging and comfortably walking around the furniture. Choose a coffee table that’s two thirds as wide as the sofa. If you make sure to follow these measurements I am sure you will choose a coffee table that is a perfect fit! Good luck shopping.