By Henriette Sartre. Coffee Table. Published at Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 - 10:12:28 AM.
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.
Versatile Coffee Tables. If you have a smaller room you may think you don't 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.
Today as has always been the case with this very traditional and ubiquitous piece of furniture the classic but modern coffee table is a place where friends and family gather. However modern coffee tables are still necessary but just not in the morning as was traditionally the case in generations past. Mornings are typically reserved for either catching up on much-needed sleep or simply getting ready to start the day. There is precious little need for the formality of sitting down in front of the sofa and drinking coffee when there is barely time to make a cup to go.
The purpose of a coffee table seems rather straight forward at its most basic level it is a table in the centre of your living room on which you can put your coffee magazines and remotes it may also moonlight as a dining table a desk a children's everything table and a footrest or at times double up as extra seating or a place to sort your washing. This relatively straightforward piece of furniture however has the potential to define your character or at least the objects on it do so what does your coffee table say about you?
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