Don't forget to measure how high your coffee tables should be as well. Generally, the height should be same or a little bit higher than the sofa seats it will complement. Seat down on your sofa and measure the height from the floor to the top of your bended knee. These tables should be either that high or an inch more or less, if you can't manage that. Too high and it will become an eye sore, too low and your guests will tumble out of the seat to use it.
To begin with, here are some basic tips in choosing the best table for you. The first thing to take into consideration is your existing living room furniture. This will directly depend upon your style and taste. If you have a traditional style, you may want to choose a wood in the table that will match the wood of your furniture. Another table choice that is traditional is a table with a glass top made with metal or brass. There are also a number of upholstered tables that can work as either a table or seat to use for company.
Of all the different types of functional tables the lift top is one of the best. A majority of these tables are extraordinarily gorgeous. The finishes are stunning and the styles are always cool.
If your décor is more particular like Retro, the 80s disco style, or chic to suit your upwardly mobile guests and lifestyle, your pick of coffee tables may become slimmer and more expensive. However, while décor can be your style guide, you need to measure the area you intent to place the coffee table in before starting any shopping.
One romantic author once mentioned how she got all her ideas by watching the open-air café across the street to her house. Every day she would see familiar and new couples stroll into the café, sit across the coffee table, and get lost in their world. There were those who were obviously testing waters and then there were the older couples who came there again and again.
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