Hillary Merrill. Coffee Table. December 28th , 2017.
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.
The material also has its importance. Glass tables are very beautiful and fit in most rooms, but are more difficult to maintain, and if there are young children in the house, they are not the ideal as accidents can occur. White is a very beautiful colour, but again, it is difficult to maintain. Even a single cup placed directly on the table, it can leave marks. Do not be afraid of colour. A mass of orange, green or red will be a splash of colour and will cheer you up every morning. Usual height of coffee tables is normally between 40 and 45 inches. If you often have guests, a higher one might be more suited, because everyone will be able to reach their cup. A rule of interior design says that the height of the coffee table should be about the same height (or not less than five inches lower than) the couch. Ideal length is two thirds of the couch. However, no rule is set in stone. Depending on your tastes and the rest of the room, you can choose what ever size and colour coffee table you wish.
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.
Storage Coffee Tables. Storage coffee tables are also very functional coffee tables. They come in a wide array of styles, colors, and designs. You can find storage tables to fit into almost any of your living spaces. There are several types of storage tables to choose from: Small ottomans, Large ottomans, Leather ottomans, Wooden storage coffee tables with drawers, Steamer trunk coffee tables, Trunk coffee tables, and more. These tables are perfect to hide away newspapers, extra blankets or pillows, coloring books, magazines or anything else you dont have room for anywhere else. They come in every style from contemporary to traditional so no matter what your personal preference, youll be able to find one of these fantastic functional coffee tables that perfectly fit your living spaces.
What to Look For. If perhaps your coffee table is letting you down, or you are simply in the market for a new one, what are some of the key factors you should be looking for?. 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).
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