Laurencia Alvarez December 5, 2019 Wood
Once you have chosen the couches and chairs for your living room, there is one piece of furniture that can pull the entire room together instantly, the coffee table. Coffee tables used to be a place to set your drink or to place a book, but in today’s interiors they are multifunctional, decorative, and often the focal point of your living room. From re-purposed barn doors, to sleek and modern, geometrical shapes, here are tips to choose the perfect coffee table for your home.
Elegant and curvaceous, French-influenced furniture and designs with fine lines are sound options for smaller living spaces while, for larger rooms, furniture with a more substantial presence will work equally well.
Wood gives your coffee table a beautiful finish, which is probably why it’s been a favourite in the lounge room for eons. But as beautiful as it looks, there are downsides to the natural material. Wood is easily damaged by changes in temperature, light and moisture. It’s easy to scratch and stain.
A coffee table is one of the things you could easily build yourself if you wanted to. Consider the classical approach: a simple table with a wooden top. There are plenty of things you can customize about such a piece of furniture. For example, you can give it any type of legs you want. The wooden top can be customized as well.
Given how many different options there are when it comes to wood coffee tables, it would be wise to take them all into consideration and to figure out which type best suits your home. If you really like a style but it doesn’t match your living room, perhaps you can apply to a different area.
A coffee table without a shelf or drawers allows more of the floor space to be on show. This version has a washed oak finish, which keeps the wood tones of the scheme consistent. It can be paired with a matching armchair with turned legs.