Saturday, November 5, 2016

Coffee Tables – How to Make a Choice

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A coffee table is one of the essential furniture pieces needed in the living room. It is available in different shapes, sizes, designs, and styles. It is also made of various materials. Some people even call it a cocktail table.

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Choosing a Coffee Table

Shape

Coffee tables come in various shapes, with the rectangular shape being the most popular. So you have a choice of picking the shape ranging from round, square and the most modern style furniture shapes like octagonal, hexagonal and so on.  ct816__1478353468_64259

A rectangular coffee table is recommended if you love to use it when playing board games with the family. Use your largest sofa to gauge the shape of coffee table shape. The rectangular shape would do well when paired with a larger sofa. Oblong-shape tables are another good match for a larger modern couch.

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Have a small or round top coffee table in front of two smaller chairs or a small love seat. Round coffee tables are ideal if you have children around because they do not have sharp edges. They are softer to look at and easier to squeeze into smaller spaces.

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Choosing the shape will depend on your preference.  It is important to consider how you will use the coffee table before picking the shape of the table.

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Size

When choosing the size, think of the sofa you will pair with the coffee table. A longer contemporary sofa needs a longer coffee table. It should have a comfortable height so it will not be difficult to reach the items on top of it. There should be adequate space between the edge of the modern couch and the table. Allow at least 18 inches of space between the two furniture for comfortable legroom.

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Purpose

How do you plan to use your coffee table? This factor is essential when choosing this table.

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As Accent Piece. If you intend to use the coffee table as an accent piece, choose a coffee table that will attract attention. Modern coffee tables are made of a mixture of materials. Your choices range from lacquer finishes, crocodile lacquer finishes, concrete, tempered glass, and wood. The modern coffee tables may not be as ornate as the traditional tables, but even with a minimalist design, they command attention. So make a wise choice for this purpose. Make it more striking by putting a nice flower arrangement or a piece of sculpture on top.

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As Storage. If you want the coffee table to function as storage for items in the living room, pick a coffee table with drawers. Look at the different designs of modern furniture Los Angeles. The designs suit various storage needs of members of the household, making your living space look neat and organized.

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For Recreation. This refers to using the coffee table for pleasure, particularly for a game of checkers or cards, or any board games with the family or guests.

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Always choose a coffee table that serves your purpose well and one that fits in with the whole living room design. This is the only way you can feel happy and proud with your purchase!

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