Eun-Kyung Jeong December 6, 2019 Coffee Table
Coffee tables come to mind right after sofas when you think of living room furniture. And while coffee tables are ubiquitous, there is bewildering variety to choose from.
First of all, keep in mind that there are a lot of innovative designs, which turn an ordinary coffee table into a piece of art. You only have to choose wisely. Take some interesting or even peculiar item to make a difference. Located right in front of your sofa, the coffee table (or cocktail table) should match it perfectly. Think about the color, the shapes and the size. When it comes to the size of this piece of furniture, it can be high or low and also wide or short. The latter selection is important for your own convenience, while the shapes and colors are essential for complimenting the beautiful décor of your home. As simple as a coffee table may seem, it really puts a certain accent.
Position your coffee table close to your sofa or armchairs so it forms both a useful surface and an anchor to a conversational arrangement of furniture. Keep it within reach but allow enough space to come and go from seating.
When it comes to choosing décor for your home, it's often the simplest choices that end up being the most difficult. A coffee table may seem to be nothing more than a standard piece of furniture – an after-thought once the sofas, chairs and other pieces have been selected. However, after taking into account the many other factors you'll need to consider, it may become a much bigger job than you've anticipated.
Maybe we're still holding on to the one we purchased for our first apartment years ago, or maybe we invested in a piece we love but have never actually taken the time to style it. Whatever the reason may be, a coffee table is often the most overlooked part of a living room, but it's also arguably one of the most important. It's the one item that's at the center of the space, the piece of furniture that people congregate around, and the space where you can truly infuse some personality in your décor.
When it comes to selecting a coffee table—whether you're replacing an outdated piece or you're starting off fresh entirely—you don't want to rush into hastily buying this pivotal piece of furniture. Its job is not only to tie the room together but to also meet your daily needs. For instance, if you have children, you'll want to consider rounder edges and perhaps even a soft material like leather for a kid-friendly piece of furniture. On the other hand, if you have a vast collection of books and objects that you'd like to display, a larger table with storage shelves may be more appropriate.