Living rooms without a coffee table almost look like a crashed supermodel. As much as makeup is one important detail that can really complete an entire look, the right coffee table can do the same. Coffee tables serve many purposes; from displaying and completing a formal look to storage and show they are very much needed in a living room. Here are some coffee tips to help you find the right coffee table for your home.
First of all, consider the style of your living room. There are three main types of coffee tables available on the market today. You can get the traditional pedestal design, modern and antique designs. Each of these styles has its own unique feel and is appropriate for a certain type of interior design. Make sure your coffee table fits in with the overall feel of your living room.
Another thing you should think about when buying furniture is how you plan on moving around the coffee table. Most coffee tables have built in drawers and/or shelves on their base. Therefore, if you plan on moving around, you need to make sure that the drawers will fit in with the rest of the furniture. Also, keep in mind how much you plan on staining or painting the furniture to match the rest of your decorating theme.
Most coffee tables will sit between two and four feet off the ground, depending on the size of the table and the size of the furniture pieces you choose to place on it. Therefore, you need to plan out where the focus will be in your living room. If you have a large piece of furniture on the table, then the focal point will probably be the coffee table. If the table is small, you may want to use a vase, coffee table legs, or decorative accent piece to fill out the room’s focal point. Remember that once you’ve decided on the position of your focal point, you need to make sure that everything else in the room flows around it.
A coffee table with an odd shaped table top is a great option to use when decorating a small space. Many coffee tables are round in shape; however, there are also some made especially for rectangular or square shaped couches. These round tables provide more surface area for people to sit on. Since they’re round, they make a great spot to eat dinner as well. However, if you don’t want your couch to get too much wear and tear, then you might consider having a small round table instead.
You can also use these types of tables to add a storage piece to your living space. There are two common storage pieces you can find in the living room furniture store; however, you can also find other types of storage like drawers and shelves. These two storage pieces are usually found on larger tables; however, you can save room by using a smaller storage piece on a smaller table. For example, you can use a thin table to hold a large storage box; this way, you can save space and you can still have a beautiful living space.
These two pieces also allow you to create an accent piece when the coffee table itself is bare. For example, if you choose a coffee table with a glass top, then you can display magazines and books on the bottom. This allows you to hide the television and the video game if you don’t want to see them while relaxing on the sofa. If you choose a table with a metal frame, then you can place candles, remote controls, or any other decorative item that you would like to compliment the beauty of the coffee table itself.
The focal point of any room is important; however, it can be harder to find one than many people think. When you choose a coffee table, there are two ways you can use it to make sure that the focal point is always in the spotlight. If you use the focal point as a base for other decorative items, then you can place the most important decorative pieces above that focal point so that everything else flows with the focal point and enhances the room. Using decorative items to make your living room feel like it has a focus is one of the easiest ways that you can create a great design; therefore, it should never be overlooked.