Provocative but Functional _ Coffee tables can be a fusion of the living and the abstract _ a combination of aquarium and modern art. An ottoman combining storage, coffee pot and fish _ though not fish for eating but for discussion. It is a living item of furniture that is both beautiful and thought provoking. A provocative item of furniture is sure to keep the conversation flowing over coffee. To put it in simpler terms, it should be a piece of furniture that people notice and comment upon, but that can also be used for setting down snacks, coffee cups and drinks glass. That, after all, is its primary raison d'être. Above all else,this type of table must be functional and the fish should not get in the way of the cups, nor should the books leave no room for the plates.
Coffee table illustrates the taste in decor of the house owner. Traditionally the wooden coffee tables would be round or square with numerous sizes and shapes. Now you get tables which are rectangular in shape supported by four legs. Among woods, oak tables are most popular and is patronised by large number of people. Typically you will find most of the espresso tables are constructed either by a wood, glass or metal or combination glass and wood which are available with glass tops with wooden base. You also get large coffee tables which are smartly crafted to provide extra space by providing chest of drawers which can be used for keeping storage items and also with additional shelves below the table for keeping newspapers, magazine and other collectibles. Adequate thinking should go into, before purchasing espresso tables and one should avoid random picking to avoid frustration. The selection of these tables depend on various factors like, overall theme of the room, size and shape of the room, investment, cost, type of materials to choose from etc. You can also consider DIY espresso tables if you have the time and requisite skills for making which could be economical and satisfy one's need and tastes.