Looks aren't the only thing coffee tables add to your room. They can also serve as storage or organizational areas. While coffee tables sit low to the ground, they often have a drawer or two underneath them for storage. Some look like a shelving unit, with smaller shelves on each side for you to place items. If you need more storage area, consider an old style trunk to stow away seasonally used blankets, linens, and the like. Since coffee tables are such a staple of the average home, an industry of sorts has risen around it: the coffee table book. The coffee table book is much larger in size than the average book, with covers that are almost works of art in themselves. You may have seen a coffee table book that you wanted just because the cover was so beautiful. These books are pictorial in nature and are meant to be visually enjoyed and quickly perused.
3. What size should my table be? The size of the table should be proportional to the size of the sofa you're partnering it with. A table that is longer than or shorter than a sofa's length will do you no good neither does a table that is taller or shorter than the sofa coffee table. 4. Can I afford it? There are many styles, designs, and material that are available in the market today and the price ranges from the very affordable to the very expensive. You should decide on a coffee table that fits your budget, in this economy, it's not practical to go broke just for a table. 5. What color? Tables can come in various hues and you should buy those with colors that go well with the theme of your living room. Colors too can complete the style you have in your place, for instance those who want to evoke a rustic style, go for wood furniture with lighter stains.