Published at Thursday, July 06th 2017. by Cherell Maury in Coffee Tables.
Glass coffee table - traditionally glass coffee tables were looked upon as a sign of luxury. This furniture is common among the upper class of society. However with time it became easier to construct these tables and they were offered at reasonable prices that were affordable to almost everyone. The best part about glass tables is their sophisticated and refined look. These tables are suitable with almost every type of décor. They are available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Durability however can be an issue at times but there is no comparison to its elegance.
Scale & Size Firstly the scale of the table is probably the most important factor the table will anchor the room and if its too big or too small then the proportions of the room could be thrown off. The space where the coffee table is going will largely dictate the size if it is to run between a sofa or chaise and the television on the opposite wall (or between 2 sofas facing) then a rectangular coffee table will complement the space if there is a square space between a set of sofas such as a 2+3 or a corner lounge then you could go for square round or oversized rectangle. If you consider it should be just within reach of the main seats it is likely to consume a decent amount of floorspace a general rule is it should be up to two thirds of the sofa in length and sit at roughly the same height as the seats (with variations achieving different looks i.e. very low will create a modern minimalist feel).
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.
And this is an important measure to consider because a round wood coffee table will often take on many different functions. So really if you want one that is great for the kids to draw on eat dinner off but you still want it to look sleek cool and minimal then there will be a trade off. And if you dont consider all the aspects before you take a trip to the new designer furniture store you may come back with a very desirable but basically impractical piece of furniture.
Square coffee tables - a square table gives diversity to the theme. It is a traditional style of tables and is in existence since the beginning of the furniture era. A square table is easy to fit in the environment. However make sure the size is suitable to your sitting room. Square tables are available in a multitude of designs and textures. Therefore choose a table that matches with the rest of your décor. Usually a square coffee table is made up of wood and so the rest of the furniture should also be wooden in order to adjust the square table to the environment completely.
If is your room softer in hues and filled with natural materials such boldness in style and color will not do. Instead look to a simple lightly colored wooden coffee table to match your decor. Looks arent the only thing coffee tables add to your room. They can also serve as storage or organizational areas. While coffee tables sit low to the ground they often have a drawer or two underneath them for storage. Some look like a shelving unit with smaller shelves on each side for you to place items. If you need more storage area consider an old style trunk to stow away seasonally used blankets linens and the like.