Naturally, the first criteria for choosing coffee tables should be the overall décor of the room. Décors can be broadly classified as Classical, Chic, Retro, Modern etc. A classic décor will probably be Victorian era heavy and ornate furniture, lots of wood and lots of pink cloth. An ornate, curved leg dark wood coffee table will be perfect in that setting. Totally opposite to classic, we have modern, which is lighter furniture, white wood or steel and glass pieces.
An interesting and pleasant change to the usual coffee table is a circular table, which can be crafted from wood or glass and steel, they can have mini tables tucked beneath it and can be used for many things like, one to hold a vase of flowers, one to hold books and one to hold bric-a-brac.
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.
A coffee table is absolutely must to finish off a home. It is sort of a centerpiece to your sitting room. People tend to gather round coffee tables, making the room feel homey. It is also small enough to be useful but not in the way. These tables can also double up as impromptu game table or writing tables for the evening. It is a quaint little piece of furniture that adds to your décor and your selection should reflect the mood of the general décor.
Coffee tables in that café must have borne witness to so many romantic moments. I mean just how many people started their relation over a coffee. "How about a cup of coffee?" is definitely one of the sweetest pickup lines. So much so that book sellers these days use the coffee table to market their books. These are called coffee table reading, small light romantic readings that catch the eye of those who take a moment to stop at the café.
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