Carol Carlier. Coffee Tables. July 28th , 2017.
Another convenient feature that some coffee tables offer is called a lift top. With this type of table, the entire top raises and pulls towards you so you can use it like you would a desk or dining table while youre seated on the sofa. This is a terrific place to play games, work on craft projects, use your laptop or enjoy a meal in front of the TV. You can say goodbye to those clumsy, unattractive TV trays and say hello to stylish functionality.
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).
And lets not forget the comfort coffee tables can bring to a room. After a hard day at work or school, its nice to be able to sink into a soft chair or sofa and prop your feet up. With a coffee table, you can do that. Just be careful not to knock over the accent items or the coffee table book! Maybe you can have a trunk style coffee table for just such foot propping.
The way to really get the most out of your new round wood coffee table is to simply dream. Dream about what you want the room to look like and imagine yourself in all the different scenarios where you will be using your new table. You may imagine yourself entertaining at your party, perhaps chilling out watching TV, playing with the kids or maybe even a romantic night in.
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