tables may not be the most expensive furniture
in your home or office, but they definitely can
make an impression in your living room or lobby.
The room can benefit from a coffee table because
it could enhance a room’s theme and save space
with its “extendable” spaces or double storage
with hidden drawers.
A coffee table reflects the owner’s taste in
décor. The most common tables are rectangular
with four legs, sitting about two feet from the
ground. Some traditional tables are also
available in square or rounds with different
sizes. The majority of coffee tables are made of
glass, wood and metal. Some are designed with
drawers for storage, while others save space by
implementing hidden storage. Other models have
shelves underneath, which are used to hold books
Choosing a coffee table will depend on a room’s
theme, budget, size, shape and materials. While
some people can make their own tables to fit
their needs and tastes, others have no time or
skills to make their own furniture.
For this reason, you need to identify the types
of coffee tables available in the market. The
first thing you need to consider is materials as
tables are made in wood, glass, metal,
aluminium, plastic and other materials too.
Check out your living room or office lobby and
determine what kinds of materials will be
perfect for the theme of your room.
For traditional settings, wooden and glass
tables can add elegance to the room, while
modern themes can add style from coffee tables
made of aluminium, metal, plastic, glass or a
combination of these materials.
Size and Shape
The size of the table will depend on the space
available in your room. For an office lobby, a
rectangular table will give visitors a place to
put down their things, while a circular table
can hold magazines and books. The shape of your
coffee table depends on your taste. However, be
aware that some shapes could add depth to the
room, while others can give the room a more
The most important factor in choosing the table
for your living room is functionality and
flexibility. Some tables are designed to save
space by adding extra storages or giving you the
option of relocating the tables with a set of
casters or wheels. Others ‘nest’ in to one
another to save space when not in use.
Regardless of the type of coffee table you
choose, you should never clutter up the table
because it will only look untidy. The idea of
coffee tables is to organize your living room in
style and function – so choose wisely.