Published at Wednesday, August 30th 2017. by Georgitte Cohen in Coffee Tables.
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.
Coffee tables come in such a wide variety of styles that it may be hard to choose just one for your living room or family room. A good rule of thumb is to match it with the rest of your rooms decor. Is your room more streamlined where bold colors and hard lines rule? Then choose a sleek and boldly colored coffee table to complete the look.
You dont want to purchase a coffee table only to realize when you get it home that you dont have space for it because its too big or that you have too much space because its too small.
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.
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!
And lets not forget the comfort coffee tables can bring to a room. After a hard day at work or school its nice to be able to sink into a soft chair or sofa and prop your feet up. With a coffee table you can do that. Just be careful not to knock over the accent items or the coffee table book! Maybe you can have a trunk style coffee table for just such foot propping.