If you are looking for coffee tables that are not only beautiful but incredibly functional, then you are definitely looking for functional coffee tables. Functional coffee tables are manufactured to have additional uses other than regular coffee tables. These specific types of coffee tables are often built more sturdy than your average coffee table to they are ideal for people who prefer to pay a little more for a table that will last a lot longer (and have additional functions). Lift Top Coffee Tables _ Of all the different types of functional tables the lift top is one of the best. A majority of these tables are extraordinarily gorgeous. The finishes are stunning and the styles are always cool.
Scaling your coffee table _ Scale is an important consideration these days, as larger living room furniture can dwarf older tables. When looking at coffee tables you want to look for one that won't look lost in the room, overshadowed by other furnishings. Conversely, you don't want one that takes over the room either. As you measure your room and furnishings, remember that the coffee table will be about 18" away from your sofa, love seats and chairs. It needs room to breathe and it needs room for you and your guests to move around it without it getting in the way. Most tables are 16" to 18" high, but some contemporary designs can be lower, so you want to factor that in if shopping for a modern style. Ideally, your table should be one to two inches lower than the height of the seat of your furniture. As far as length, it should be about two_thirds the length of your sofa. If you have an 8' sofa, for instance, your coffee table should be a little more than 5' in length. These are just general rules, however, as the exact scale is also determined by the size of the room and the location of the furniture.