Coffee Tables: Multifunctional And Fantastic
April 24, 2010
Coffee tables have the ability to make or break a room. It’s true. For one thing, when people walk into your living room, chances are the first place they look is the coffee table. If you care at all about the aesthetic value of your living room, you can’t underestimate the importance of the coffee table. Secondly, coffee tables offer incredible functionality that goes beyond just surface style.
Whatever type of decorative look you have in your living room, there are coffee tables that will match that look and add to it. When buying your coffee table you want to make sure that you understand it serves both form and function equally. It should look good, and it should serve your living room needs.
Coffee tables are truly multifunctional. Go into five different households and this becomes obvious. The primary use of a coffee table from one house to another changes simply because coffee tables are versatile pieces of furniture. In one house, for example, the primary function is to display books or magazines for visitors who want to kick back their feet and read on the sofa. For others, especially those who live alone or families who dine while watching television, the coffee table doubles as an informal dining table. And yet there are some who use theirs as the informal (and often incidental) home for anything in the room that doesn’t have a place to go. Coffee tables serve multiple purposes.
Stylistically, there is an array of designs to choose from. Wooden, glass, metal, round, and square coffee tables all serve a particular décor depending on what other furniture adorn the rest of your living room. Coffee tables with glass tops present an elegant and sophisticated look to your décor, while those that feature various wood finishes in a simple and traditional design give off an heir of antiquity and exude a sense of customary beauty. The fashionably sleeker and more modern looks of Coffee tables are the ones made of metal with glass tops.
Before you rush out and buy a coffee table, think about how you’ll be using yours. It is also very important that you consider other members of the household. While you may view coffee tables as decorative pieces for displaying magazines, your teenagers might see them as dining tables when you’re not home. If you have young children, you want to make sure that you have durable pieces. While glass-topped coffee tables make for lovely decorative pieces, they smudge easily, especially where little hands and fingers are concerned. Glass tops are, of course, prone to shattering as well if an accident were to occur where the pieces could pose a danger as well. Think about the people in your household before you make furniture purchases.
Coffee tables are very cool, dynamic pieces of living room furniture. If you’re in the market for a new one, you’ll be able to find the one you want that goes perfectly with your of living room décor. Just be sure to consider the needs and many uses of your coffee table before you head into the store.