Marisa Baker. Coffee Table. January 16th , 2018.
Coffee tables add pizazz to your decor by making a room feel complete. When you add these tables to your living room or family room, you can create a distinct coziness to your seating areas. Some living or family rooms can be overwhelming in size. By adding a couple coffee tables near a sofa or a chair combination, they create mini seating areas which, in turn, foster a more comfortable and cozy atmosphere. Coffee tables are also known as accent tables because they can accentuate a rooms decor. If the living rooms theme is, for example, wild flowers, accent tables can hold some well placed vases full of fresh cut or dried wild flowers. They can also display home decor and art pieces that are part of the wild flower theme. In this way, these accent tables pull a room together - decor-wise.
Coffee tables have been around for almost as long as any home furniture item. They continue to be a popular and necessary item. Although you may find some homes that dont have coffee tables, the majority of homes consider coffee tables as important in the living room as the sofa. Whether theyre used to hold a cup of coffee or soda, for a decorative item or to rest your feet, they are a staple of the living room setting. Wooden coffee tables have always given a look of beauty regardless of what style of furniture you have in your home. Contemporary, French provincial, Spanish, modern, casual, rustic or whichever style you choose will always be complimented with the addition of wood furniture.
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. 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.
Next to a sofa, sectional or love seat, one of the most popular pieces of living room furniture has to be coffee tables. Over the years, coffee tables have morphed from a place to set drinks and food while you talk to becoming a surrogate dining room table, thanks to innovations in design. As most homeowners know, the television has become the focal point of many homes. Home theaters and gigantic plasma screens have transformed homes into mini movie theaters. Small wonder why then, that families young and old have moved their dining into the living room. And while coffee tables and TV trays performed admirably, designers realized there had to be a better way.
It may seem like no small task to find the perfect coffee table to complement your home decor, especially since it will serve as a focal centerpiece - but a coffee table for your living area can be so much more! Normally, a coffee table is a small table that is low to the ground, which sits in the center of a living room. It is often used to hold coffee, books, magazines, or other items of decoration. Coffee tables became popular in the 1920s, but they actually have a much longer history. Coffee tables were actually found within the Ottoman Empire, and they were normally placed within tea gardens. After World War I, coffee tables became even more popular in the American home, and they were often sold with complete furniture sets instead of by themselves. These days, tables can stand on their own, and they frequently work as an intricate piece to add even more ambiance to your existing interior design.
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