Laurencia Alvarez December 5, 2019 Wood
Why is the statement coffee table an excellent choice? Because compared to larger ticket living room items such as a sofa or media console, it can more easily be switched out as trends come and go.
Finding the right components for a live edge coffee table is the most difficult part of all, even though all you need is a slab of wood and some legs or a base. Figuring it out the right combination is just part of the problem. Finding a piece of wood that has the right shape and size is not as easy as some of you might think.
Though you might not necessarily consider a coffee table to be the most obvious focal point of the room, if it is placed central to the seating then it might just be the star of the show – whether intentional or not. Especially against a fireplace backdrop or a feature wall, the coffee table will have the job of tying the room together thematically. Bright, bold coffee tables can be used to complement the room’s accent colours. Or opt for a high gloss finish to create a contemporary look.
Chances are you grew up with a wood table setting in front of the couch. A wood table can be classic or very modern, ornate or simple - but always a nice addition to your home.
Aside from the great looks that a solid wood coffee table has, it is also very functional in the sense that it can be transformed into a repository of some household items. Many of the wooden tables that are used as coffee desks feature a number of storage shelves that can hold items like magazines, TV remote, and a whole lot more. In fact, some of them come with a drawer or two that can be used to keep the keys or other important items.
Speaking of materials, coffee tables can come in a wide variety too. There are industrial ones in metal. Materials such as glass combined with either brass or steel offer a more sophisticated look. Whether it is oak, maple, cherry or walnut, wood has its own feel to it. Oak and maple are on the more casual side with walnut and cherry having a more formal look.