Published at Saturday, November 18th 2017. by Carol Carlier in Coffee Tables.
If you are going for a more traditional style in your home décor unique coffee tables made of rich dark wood are what you want to consider. If you want a more trendy contemporary style for your home then you would want coffee tables made of different metals or glass.
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.
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.
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.
Another thing to keep in mind when choosing a coffee table is the cost. Think about your habits and how you use your table. Do you like to sit on the sofa with your legs up on the table? Then you will need a square ottoman style table. You need space for storing magazines or other such pieces? You need a table with several drawers or shelves or you can go for one looking like a bottom drawer. Your living room is the meeting place of friends? You need a large table so you can fit lots glasses or cups on it. You want a big meal but not always have enough space? Choose a "nest" of tables meaning three tables of different sizes that can be used separately but can be tidied away beneath one and other.
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.