Coffee table illustrates the taste in decor of the house owner. Traditionally the wooden coffee tables would be round or square with numerous sizes and shapes. Now you get tables which are rectangular in shape supported by four legs. Among woods, oak tables are most popular and is patronised by large number of people. Typically you will find most of the espresso tables are constructed either by a wood, glass or metal or combination glass and wood which are available with glass tops with wooden base. You also get large coffee tables which are smartly crafted to provide extra space by providing chest of drawers which can be used for keeping storage items and also with additional shelves below the table for keeping newspapers, magazine and other collectibles. Adequate thinking should go into, before purchasing espresso tables and one should avoid random picking to avoid frustration. The selection of these tables depend on various factors like, overall theme of the room, size and shape of the room, investment, cost, type of materials to choose from etc. You can also consider DIY espresso tables if you have the time and requisite skills for making which could be economical and satisfy one's need and tastes.
Size is Important... _ You should be able to pick up and set down a cup without excessive bending or stretching. The average occasional table stands around 16┰ inches high. Then you have the length to think about. A table the full length of a sofa would be too long _ about 50 _ 60% of the sofa length works well. Round, square or oval it's really up to your personal preference, but if you want to be controversial, you can do a lot with angles and curves, and there is no reason why they cannot be combined. So lose the idea that your table must be rectangular, round or oval.