By Chaunte Dufour. Coffee Table. Published at Saturday, August 05th, 2017 - 03:57:38 AM.
More than Just a table for Coffee. 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.
As a rule of thumb a coffee table should be about 18 inches from the people sitting beside it. This will give you an idea of what shape will work best for your living room space. If you have a long sofa you are going to need a longer table or a pair of coffee tables that will bridge the whole space. If you have a smaller sitting area you can choose a smaller table. The ultimate goal is that everyone who is sitting around the table can reach it without having to do any uncomfortable stretching.
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.
Different clocks suit different tables newer more trendy and fashionable tables are more suited to having a metallic and chrome style coffee table clock on them to accentuate the lines and materials the have gone to make up the table whereas an older table perhaps made of wood including pine teak mahogany or oak are best suited to a carriage style clock that gives a more regal and stately look to the table.
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