Many homes are not complete without the purchase of a coffee table or two. When in the initial stages of deciding whether you need a coffee table, it can be helpful to determine what the table will be used for. There are also several other factors that should be considered such as:
Matching the Room Décor _ Coffee tables and end tables should punctuate your general room decor and not strictly clash with it. However, should you have reason to prefer them not to match then there is no strict rule about this. Nevertheless, your room decoration will look more harmonious if your occasional tables match with your general living room furniture. Coffee tables and end tables should also meet the purpose you have intended for them. In some cases, this will be simply as a repository for a coffee cup or drinks glass. For others it might mean holding countless magazines or 'coffee table' books. Whatever your purpose is, your occasional tables should meet your needs while also matching the rest of the furniture in the room _ or by contrasting with it by design.