Published at Thursday, November 16th 2017. by Carol Carlier in Coffee Tables.
Another convenient feature that some coffee tables offer is called a lift top. With this type of table the entire top raises and pulls towards you so you can use it like you would a desk or dining table while youre seated on the sofa. This is a terrific place to play games work on craft projects use your laptop or enjoy a meal in front of the TV. You can say goodbye to those clumsy unattractive TV trays and say hello to stylish functionality.
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 size of your singular coffee tables is also a very important consideration. If you have larger scale furniture you want your coffee tables to be larger in scale also. A room can look odd and unbalanced if the coffee table is disproportionately larger or smaller than your other furniture. Keeping this in mind you should determine what size coffee table will best fit your space.
The style shape and size of the table should take into account how the room is decorated (or how you intend to decorate it). Some specialists recommend choosing the table first searching for the one that we love and the one that best stimulates our imagination then depending on it to choose the rest of the furniture. When youre undecided and dont know what style or what colour you should choose for your living room go to the section with round coffee tables choose one that you like the best this may then give you inspiration for the design of the rest of the room. Got your eye on a low and white table? You are likely to have a contemporary minimalist style. You like a massive carved black wood table? Think of classic styling which may be more to your taste. And examples could continue. The fact is that you can choose the table first then build around it.
One piece of furniture that often doesnt get much attention is the coffee table. Although this piece of furniture can add functionality and style to your room sometimes it seems like more of an afterthought instead of part of a cohesive plan. Its the little things that make a room complete though so now might be a good time to take a good look at your coffee table. If it needs replaced youll be surprised how many options you have to choose from.
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.