Abella Bernard. Coffe Table. December 05th, 2017.
Scale & Size, Firstly, the scale of the table is probably the most important factor, the table will anchor the room, and if its too big or too small, then the proportions of the room could be thrown off. The space where the coffee table is going will largely dictate the size, if it is to run between a sofa or chaise and the television on the opposite wall (or between 2 sofas facing) then a rectangular coffee table will complement the space, if there is a square space between a set of sofas such as a 2+3 or a corner lounge, then you could go for square, round or oversized rectangle. If you consider it should be just within reach of the main seats, it is likely to consume a decent amount of floorspace, a general rule is, it should be up to two thirds of the sofa in length, and sit at roughly the same height as the seats (with variations achieving different looks, i.e. very low will create a modern, minimalist feel).
Obviously price is another important consideration, but thankfully there are now many attractive, well made cheap coffee tables to fit most budgets. And if youre on a really tight budget then you can always go for man made woods with a veneer or stain that give a wood effect.
Coffee table sets do all the matching work for you since they come with coffee tables and end tables that all have the same style. So, then you do not have to worry about whether this goes with that and so on. There are actually a slew of stylish choices to pick from, which is nice for you since it allows you to easily find exactly what you are looking for. One of the style options that are available are those that have a modern design with clean lines and a very symmetrical appearance. Or, if you like things that are more on the extravagant side, then you can go with something that is more of an antique appearance with delicate scrolls and accents. The style choices do not end there either as there are many more to pick from as well including those that have a traditional appearance, others that are more cottage like, some that are very artsy, and there are even transitional options that combined two, even three different style elements. These transitional ones are very nice if you have a space that does not have one clear cut style to it.
Coffee tables are also used as end tables in some homes. Such homes may not have the space to have a coffee table a foot or two in front of the sofa or group of chairs. Placing them as end tables is a good solution, and they can still act as accent tables. End tables are also good for the placement of reading lamps when you need a little extra light for reading or hobbies, such as knitting, quilting, or needlepoint.
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