And this is an important measure to consider because a round wood coffee table will often take on many different functions. So, really, if you want one that is great for the kids to draw on, eat dinner off but you still want it to look sleek, cool and minimal, then there will be a trade off. And if you don't consider all the aspects before you take a trip to the new designer furniture store, you may come back with a very desirable but basically impractical piece of furniture. Obviously price is another important consideration, but thankfully there are now many attractive, well made cheap coffee tables to fit most budgets. And if you're on a really tight budget then you can always go for man made woods with a veneer or stain that give a wood effect.
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.