One piece of furniture that often doesn’t get much attention is the coffee table. Although this piece of furniture can add functionality and style to your room, sometimes it seems like more of an afterthought instead of part of a cohesive plan. It’s the little things that make a room complete, though, so now might be a good time to take a good look at your coffee table. If it needs replaced, you’ll be surprised how many options you have to choose from.
Versatile Coffee Tables – If you have a smaller room, you may think you don’t have room for a coffee table. If you choose one that serves multiple purposes, however, you may find certain types of coffee tables can actually be space savers. If storage is an issue, many attractive tables offer lots of extra storage space.
Drawers or shelves in coffee tables are great places to keep magazines, the phone book, craft supplies or remote controls. Coffee tables that incorporate baskets are cleverly designed to be attractive yet give you more storage options. These are great places to keep baby toys or your latest knitting project.
Another convenient feature that some coffee tables offer is called a lift top. With this type of table, the entire top raises and pulls towards you so you can use it like you would a desk or dining table while you’re seated on the sofa. This is a terrific place to play games, work on craft projects, use your laptop or enjoy a meal in front of the TV. You can say goodbye to those clumsy, unattractive TV trays and say hello to stylish functionality.
You can find coffee tables that offer extra seating in your room as well. Some of these include comfy seats that store under the table when they are not in use. Other coffee tables double as ottomans or sometimes, large ottomans can become coffee tables with just the addition of an attractive tray.
No matter what style you prefer, there are coffee tables designed to compliment it. Glass and chrome are often used in contemporary settings, while woods are usually considered more traditional. Country style tables can include wicker touches or painted finishes, while urban loft styles could be made from industrial piping or colorful, contemporary plastics. Modern coffee tables are available that will suit any décor.
Coffee Tables – The Finishing Touch
You put a lot of care and thought into decorating your home. Don’t stop short when it comes to your coffee table. Whether you have a small room that can benefit from extra storage or a spacious room that needs to be dressed up, a carefully chosen coffee table can add the crowning touch. There are tables that are surprisingly affordable or high-end designer pieces available. No matter where you live or what your budget is, the perfect coffee table will be a great addition to your home.