Published at Saturday, 06 July 2019. Coffee Table. By Rudell Kaufmann.
Coffee tables arrive to "mind right" after‐sofas when you expect of 'living room‐furniture'. And time coffee tables are ubiquitous, there is bewildering variety to choose from. These "five questions" may ease to narrow ‐down your choices:
Which Material Do You Prefer?
When you shop for a coffee table, you'll become aware of how many choices you have when it arrives to material. The most clear material that arrives to mind is wood, but you don't have to restrict yourself to wood if you don't want to.
- Take a look at your room and other furniture to determine what material will look perfect. Clear acrylic or glass could create a small room look more open. The glint of metal could fullfill the same purpose. Glass, acrylic, metal, and stone also look good in a contemporary room.
- Darker wood, such as mahogany or walnut, or materials such as marble and metal could‐look good in a traditional room.
- Leather or faux leather could work well in a variety of settings, and they are also easy to maintain.
- Consider the material's durability and safety especially when you have small children.
What Kind of Shape and Size Is Best?
Coffee tables are serve in many different shapes. While the shape of the room could 'play a role' in picking a coffee table, you have to pay attention to your seating configuration more than anything else.
- A rectangular or oval coffee table works‐well for smaller rooms.
- Squares or round coffee tables are 'good for large' seating configurations, such as large sectionals or a large sofa and love seat.
- Round or oval tables are 'useful' around children because of the absence of sharp corners.
- Consider scale as well as actual measurements when choosing a size. Select a coffee table that is no more than two‐thirds of your sofa's total length. An important thing to remember is to leave enough space around the coffee table for leg space. Leave at least a foot and a half between the table and the sofa.
- Your coffee table must be the same‐height as the seat of your sofa or lower.
Do You Need Added Functionality?
The level of functionality your coffee table provides depends on how you want to use it. While most coffee tables have a 'flat surface' supported on a base, there are plenty that offer extra‐features.
- Look for coffee tables with additional shelves, drawers or compartments if you need them to double‐up for storage.
- Trunks and ottomans could offer lots of storage.
- Some tables have surfaces that could be raised for working or eating.
- Casters and wheels are useful if you need to roll away the coffee table.
If you do decide on the coffee table as a centerpiece, these attributes would create it stand out:
- Surface finish and color
Blend two or more of the above if you want it to truly stand out.
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