Janet Wiley. Coffee Table. January 07th , 2018.
Until recently, coffee tables were something of an afterthought when it came to designing a living room that was both handsome and comfortable. Hidden in the shadow of magnificent love seats, sofas and chairs, the poor old coffee table was relegated to second place and on occasion, was omitted entirely. This has all changed, thanks in large part to the new designs that have been turned out by manufacturers in recent years that are not only beautiful, but add functionality and warmth to the living room. In fact, a carefully selected coffee table can actually become the focal point of the room, complementing the other pieces of living room furniture while becoming the center of attention in its own right. When choosing a coffee table for your living room, you want to consider two main factors: style and function.
To begin with, here are some basic tips in choosing the best table for you. The first thing to take into consideration is your existing living room furniture. This will directly depend upon your style and taste. If you have a traditional style, you may want to choose a wood in the table that will match the wood of your furniture. Another table choice that is traditional is a table with a glass top made with metal or brass. There are also a number of upholstered tables that can work as either a table or seat to use for company.
There you are. Sitting in a living room or waiting room with nothing to do. And there it is. Sitting on one of the coffee tables is that voluminous book youve seen so many times before, filled with lovely photos of classic cars, the Grand Canyon or the moon. You cant help yourself. You have to look at it. Blame David R. Bower for your weakness for coffee table books. When David was the Executive Director of the Sierra Club, he must have seen an opportunity in the 1960s when coffee tables could be found in every living room and waiting room in America. These large expanses of wood begged to be used for something more than just a cup of coffee and David had the answer: The modern coffee table book.
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.
One style that many homeowners and decorators choose is convertible a wood coffee table. These are the perfect choice for those with limited space. Convertible wood coffee tables have a wide variety of uses while still being very attractive. Some people may not be aware of what a convertible coffee table is. There are many versions of these tables such as those with an adjustable height. This is just one example, however. This particular style is very practical for a member of the home that cant reach the table to eat due to size or illness.
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