Being able to answer such questions will lead you to the best coffee table you're living room could ever have. 1. What style should I buy? There are many styles of coffee tables out there. Some have simple minimalist designs, some are modest, futuristic, some are ornate, some have intricate designs, and some tables are incorporated with as much detail, and some are designed to give the illusion of space. Don't buy a coffee table just because you like it or you think it will fit that extra living room space. Look at your living room theme first and choose something that does not clash with the present style or theme of the living room. 2. How big is the available space I can spare? Yes you might have an extra space that could use a table to fill up that boring void. But first carefully measure that space or you'd end up with a table bigger than the space you have which you may not be able to use at all or you'd end up with a table that falls short of your expectations.
More than Just a table for Coffee _ The coffee table generally sits in the expanse between the sofa/s and the television, and whilst it does offer a handy place to pop your glass of wine, its central location means that most eyes fall on it when they look at the room, and it becomes the most important focal point. So, are you the arty type with heavy art books and sketch books stacked sky high, or perhaps a slightly uptight neat freak, with a spotless surface and a coaster at the ready? Regardless of what your personality really is, or who you want to project, spending some time considering the 'presentation' of your coffee table, just as you would a display on a buffet or dresser could make a huge difference to your room. If you want to create a coffee table display, select pieces with a similar theme and group them together, then balance the display with an off centre vase of flowers, or bowl. If you prefer to keep your coffee table surface clear, look for a coffee table design that makes more of a statement, to add interest to the centre of the room, if you have a minimalist theme, create depth by contrasting shapes, a simple round vase on a square table for example.