Published at Thursday, October 26th 2017. by Carol Carlier in Coffee Tables.
The way to really get the most out of your new round wood coffee table is to simply dream. Dream about what you want the room to look like and imagine yourself in all the different scenarios where you will be using your new table. You may imagine yourself entertaining at your party perhaps chilling out watching TV playing with the kids or maybe even a romantic night in.
The coffee table should be suitable to your living style. If you rarely use it possibly only to serve your guest a cup of coffee choose a small simple table. If it is likely to get used as a place for your favourite magazines flower vase bowl etc. then go for a spacious table with drawers. To show off decorative accessories (shells stones photos etc..) choose a table by the window. For a small space choose the set of two or three tables of different sizes which usually is stored underneath one another and occasionally when the situation requires all three tables can be used.
Function The way you use your coffee table is a key factor if yours tends to double as a dining table for yourself or children look for an easy to clean surface such as glass or poly if you are intending on housing your DVD collection in your coffee table you will need to look for something with storage. If you have young children who may be crawling or climbing on furniture you may like to consider something with round edges which does not necessarily limit you to round designs; many rectangle tables will have a softer curved edge.
Obviously price is another important consideration but thankfully there are now many attractive well made cheap coffee tables to fit most budgets. And if youre on a really tight budget then you can always go for man made woods with a veneer or stain that give a wood effect.
Versatile Coffee Tables If you have a smaller room you may think you dont have room for a coffee table. If you choose one that serves multiple purposes however you may find certain types of coffee tables can actually be space savers. If storage is an issue many attractive tables offer lots of extra storage space. Drawers or shelves in coffee tables are great places to keep magazines the phone book craft supplies or remote controls. Coffee tables that incorporate baskets are cleverly designed to be attractive yet give you more storage options. These are great places to keep baby toys or your latest knitting project.
The coffee table generally sits in the expanse between the sofa/s and the television and whilst it does offer a handy place to pop your glass of wine its central location means that most eyes fall on it when they look at the room and it becomes the most important focal point. So are you the arty type with heavy art books and sketch books stacked sky high or perhaps a slightly uptight neat freak with a spotless surface and a coaster at the ready? Regardless of what your personality really is or who you want to project spending some time considering the "presentation" of your coffee table just as you would a display on a buffet or dresser could make a huge difference to your room. If you want to create a coffee table display select pieces with a similar theme and group them together then balance the display with an off centre vase of flowers or bowl. If you prefer to keep your coffee table surface clear look for a coffee table design that makes more of a statement to add interest to the centre of the room if you have a minimalist theme create depth by contrasting shapes a simple round vase on a square table for example.