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.
A lot of people like to rest their feet up on this table after a hard day's work and watch television. Many others decorate their rooms by placing small decorative pieces on the table. These tables make for excellent telephone stands in many homes. Usual Materials and Designs Coffee tables come in all shapes and sizes such as round, rectangular, semi circular, square or even distorted. They are commonly made of wood. Some people place glass on top to protect the surface. They can also be made from glass completely although glass can be broken easily. Especially with children in the house, one wants to have his or her coffee table made of sturdy materials.