For rooms with an "L" shaped sofa, a coffee table in the middle can offer a convenient spot for large art books, pottery and the like. This furniture arrangement can offer a great opportunity to purchase a table that is unique like a tree trunk table. Tree trunk coffee tables are works of art themselves and offer a great conversation piece in any room. This look is especially fitting in rooms with a rustic feel. Tile mosaic tables are another choice and can even be commissioned by local artists to use colors already found in the room. Other Reasons to Consider a Coffee Table _ Having a handy spot for food and drink is not the only reason for a coffee table. Lamps can be placed on coffee or cocktail tables. Coffee or cocktail tables can provide the perfect place to play a rousing game of cards or a favorite board game. For families with small children, coffee tables are the perfect height for meals and playtime. Sharp corners might not be the best choice for children's use, however.
Another thing to keep in mind when choosing a coffee table is the cost. Think about your habits and how you use your table. Do you like to sit on the sofa with your legs up on the table? Then you will need a square ottoman style table. You need space for storing magazines or other such pieces? You need a table with several drawers or shelves or you can go for one looking like a bottom drawer. Your living room is the meeting place of friends? You need a large table so you can fit lots glasses or cups on it. You want a big meal, but not always have enough space? Choose a "nest" of tables, meaning three tables of different sizes that can be used separately, but can be tidied away beneath one and other.