Published at Friday, July 28th 2017. by Carol Carlier in Coffee Tables.
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.
Coffee tables add pizazz to your decor by making a room feel complete. When you add these tables to your living room or family room you can create a distinct coziness to your seating areas. Some living or family rooms can be overwhelming in size. By adding a couple coffee tables near a sofa or a chair combination they create mini seating areas which in turn foster a more comfortable and cozy atmosphere.
However you can also go vice versa especially if you have already arranged a room. Changing an old coffee table can give your room a whole new lease of life. Add a splash of colour an ingenious modern table and you get a whole new look. You have a marine or Hawaiian-style room dominated by blue and green water? There are even tables in the form of fish aquariums so you can make it even more real.
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.
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.
Style & Colour There are many styles available from very modern to traditional styles look for something that complements the room and other furnishings and a classic glass top will generally be quite safe for those who are unsure. In terms of material timber works well if you have small timber elements in the rooms it helps to tie the room together. If you have a large amount of timber already though it can become overwhelmingly "matchy-matchy" easily if you select a matching coffee table break it up with glass with timber legs or a complimentary timber accessory on top of a poly or glass table. The modern polyurethane options are often suited to buying all one colour; they then form the background for the accessories such as the rug flowers or prints in the room. If you want to create a beautiful arty display on top look for a simpler style that wont compete if you are not so confident with creating bold displays select more of a statement piece that can become the talking point a bolder design will ensure your guests dont think youre boring!