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.
As Are the Materials _ The materials used depend on how conventional you wish to be. Wood is fairy conventional, and won't provoke anyone into a discussion unless painted and designed in certain ways. Glass is always good, particularly if you have an aquarium underneath. Metal is also good, but it is best to be stainless steel for strength and corrosion_resistance. Your coffee table should outclass all the other furniture in your living room and make it all jealous. It is not just good looks _ a very ugly coffee table can provoke as much discussion as a beautiful one or even a very unusual one. Rock, cork and driftwood are good for unusual tops, while hardwood with a good catalyst lacquer possesses the durability against knocks and pens needed for a family piece of furniture.