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.
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.
Don't rely on your eyes to measure tables. Being low, they often look smaller then they are, especially glass topped coffee tables look smaller due to their see-through tops. You can't haul home a piece of furniture to find it's just a bit too high or wide to fit your living space.
Coffee tables are great for this, by the way. They are a centerpiece of the room and you can use them to create a tableau, a small snippet of a scene. For example, you can use three antiques together to create a little setting, perhaps a small tea set, a pair of period lace gloves and some opera glasses. Create scenes that tell a story.
Another thing to keep in mind when choosing a coffee table is the cost. Think about your habits and how you use your table. Do you like to sit on the sofa with your legs up on the table? Then you will need a square ottoman style table. You need space for storing magazines or other such pieces? You need a table with several drawers or shelves or you can go for one looking like a bottom drawer. Your living room is the meeting place of friends? You need a large table so you can fit lots glasses or cups on it. You want a big meal, but not always have enough space? Choose a "nest" of tables, meaning three tables of different sizes that can be used separately, but can be tidied away beneath one and other.
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