Coffee Tables Add Interest and Focal Points

21 Nov

Thinking Outside the Box When You Select a Coffee Table Will Add Drama to Your table1

An unusual coffee table creates interest and a focal point.
Coffee tables are often an afterthought in interior design, yet they provide an important anchor in most rooms. The coffee table is often the first object people “see” when they enter a room, so it’s an opportunity to make a statement. And it’s important that your coffee table is in scale with your sofas or sectional – and the size of the room itself.

Add personality when you select a coffee table.
Think outside the typical square or rectangular shape made out of wood or metal. Consider a circular or oval table – or even a hexagonal or kidney-shape.
Take a lookcoffee table2 at alternative materials such as mirrored surfaces, glass, fabric or stone.
You can even use a beautiful old trunk or an ottoman with a tray on top as your coffee table.

Before you select a coffee table, consider how you want it to function.
If you want to display a collection of your favorite objects or books, make sure your coffee table is large enough to accommodate these items.

If you want flexibility to move the table on occasion, don’t select a heavy marble or glass table. Think about using two or three smaller tables that are lightweight.

coffee table3If you want your room to appear larger, think about a mirrored surface. Or select a glass table that won’t hide a beautiful rug or floor.

If you want to serve food or drinks on the table, select a durable surface that can’t be easily damaged. If you have children or seniors living with you or visiting often, avoid sharp corners.

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