Published at Wednesday, October 18th 2017. by Carol Carlier in Coffee Tables.
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.
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.
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.
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!
So after youve dreamt about what you want write down what it is you want your new piece of furniture to do for you. Do you want it to be simple stylish and elegant and mainly to look good? Or do you want it to be functional and enable you to eat off it in the morning or even for dinner? its also really important not to get distracted by a round wood table that looks amazing but doesnt fulfill all your requirements. For example many are quite low so great for putting magazines on or your feet up but not good for eating off of. The great thing about round wood coffee tables thought is that there are designs to fit all your needs.
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).