Coffee table sets are essential in every home. They serve as excellent decorative pieces. They are also functional during parties when entertaining guests. Coffee tables with intricate designs may also be great conversation starters. They are crucial furniture for living rooms, as they help complement the theme of the room. Coffee tables with removable, transparent glass tops can serve as photo or artwork displays. They will certainly add aesthetic value to the theme, excellent for art lovers or photography enthusiasts to exhibit their work. Coffee tables can also be decorated with a vase of fresh flowers or a bowl of water with floating tea lights. Some people prefer arranging a few aromatherapy candles on them, while others resort in an assortment on books or magazines.
You can purchase an all glass table or a glass table paired with wood or paired with wrought iron. Glass gives the room an illusion of width because you can see through it which is great if you live in a small apartment or house. The author does not recommend glass on homes where there are small kids as glass has the tendency to break. When buying glass tables always be sure that you ask for tempered or treated glass because when this type of glass breaks it will not have sharp edges unlike untreated glass which has the tendency to break in large shards.
Storage and portability is also another issue you might like to keep in mind while selecting coffee tables. Most couples and professional today live in compact apartments and relocate when necessary. Tables that can be taken apart are great to pack away. However, if you do not fancy DIY, you can go for a folding or partially detachable table. This way you can store or move the coffee table without taking it apart.
Your coffee table should blend seamlessly with your other home furnishings, as a general rule. So if your home is modern, look for ultra-chic coffee tables made of glass and iron. Such contemporary pieces are sharp and defined, and they make a limited space seem bigger (a big reason that they are often used in apartments). If your home is more traditional, then choose a table that is made of rich wood treated with either a light or deep stain, depending on the color of your existing pieces. Classic wooden coffee tables never go out of style.
While you can always look through catalogues and branded furniture shops, it is definitely much more interesting to keep your options open and hunt in other places as well. For instance, auctions, antique shops and sales, yard sales etc can come up with unique items with character and history to add to your décor. They might even be within your budget.
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