If the space is small or pint_sized, it will make economic sense to buy a large coffee table with adequate storage facilities and equipped with drawers and shelves which can be used for storing lot of items. This will eliminate the need for buying small furniture like magazine tables, end tables, dining table etc. which could clutter the room. If the accent is on durability and elegance, Oak Coffee tables are perfect. Apart from Oak, Pine, mahogany, teak wooden tables are also available with multiple size, shapes and patterns. Whatever espresso table you select, it should meet the overall purpose, function and objective of your plan without compromising on the style and decor of the room. Exercise due diligence and prudence in choosing!
Coffee Tables and End Tables: Placement _ The end table should be placed right up beside the arm of the chair. Not directly in contact, because any subsequent movement of then chair could easily shake the table and spill the contents of any container. Coffee tables should be placed 18" from the sofa, enough room to enable you to walk between the two items of furniture, but not so far as to place your cup out of each. Some have been known to use these tables as accent pieces, and place them away from the proximity of sofas and chairs. Quite frankly, there is little point in doing this because these tables have been designed for a specific purpose. If you want accent tables, there are many of them available to choose from online that look more of an accent piece than regular coffee and end tables.