Galya Polakoff December 6, 2019 Coffee Table
In many ways, a coffee table is the centerpiece of your living room. It's the focal point around which we gather, it serves as a conversation starter (thanks to its décor or design), and it anchors the living room as a homey space of leisure and spending time together. Your coffee table—with its physical design or even the books and knickknacks that adorn it—has the power to transform the look and feel of your living space. If you're looking for a refresh to ready your space for holiday entertaining, making over your coffee table is a strong way to start.
Sofa is usually the first major piece of furniture we invest in for our living rooms—and, arguably, for our homes. One of the larger pieces of furniture, it's also the one we spend the most time on (other than our beds), and we often have very strict ideas of how comfortable it should be. So it's no wonder that this piece of furniture gets most of our attention when decorating a living room. But there's another important piece of the puzzle that often gets neglected: the coffee table.
Looking to add some pizazz to your living room without spending a fortune? Behold these stylish coffee tables you can make yourself. Whether your handy skills are amateur, expert, or somewhere in between, you can easily make one of these handmade coffee tables.
The standard shapes for coffee tables are rectangular, square, and round. Square and round coffee tables take up the most space. These are ideal for homes that have lots of room to work with in front of the sofa or for room where the sofa and coffee table are being used for conversational seating. If your living room is centered around the TV then a rectangular coffee table is likely your best bet. If you like less clutter then it can certainly be worthwhile to consider a coffee table with built-in storage or a storage shelf. Because a TiVo remote and a Playstation controller aren’t exactly the most beautiful things to stare at.
An elegant solution that solves your storage needs and gives a sophisticated look to your living room is a sideboard – very grown up.
Next, look for pieces with built-in storage to aid in camouflaging the considerable number of new toys and items that will be taking over your carefully curated home. Although you may be looking for these specific kid-friendly styles, you can still find a coffee table that suits your personal aesthetic. Consider these 15 kid-friendly coffee tables that are as chic as ever.