6. What shape? Tables for your coffee come in various shapes and sizes and each size can serve to stylize your living room as well as practical choices for a select group of individuals. For instance, if you have young kids at home, a round table would be perfect because there are no sharp corners to bump into plus they are perfect for playing games with the kids because it doesn't evoke feelings of taking sides. 7. Form or Function or both? What is the purpose of buying a table for that void in your living room? There are those who buy tables to enhance the beauty of their living room, there are those who want to save space on a small apartment, and there are those who want to use a table that can also serve as storage space, which of those is yours? 8. What type of material? There are many materials that designers use for tables these days: wood, metal, wrought iron, glass, and even Acrylex or Lucite. As to material, there are instances where you can mix and match, for instance coffee tables can come in a combination of wood and glass or of metal and glass. Again in choosing a coffee table according to material, choose something that goes with your theme.
Choosing coffee tables and end tables is not a priority with most people when they begin to furnish their homes, and even more mature homeowners often look upon these as extras requiring little thought. Whether you are furnishing your first home or are considering renewing the aged and wilting furniture you have been using for more years than you can bear to consider, here are some suggestions that might help you. First, why do you need coffee tables and end tables _ or either one of these? Many use them simply for show, and rarely for coffee. Others use them only when they have guests while yet others actually use them in the course of a normal day for their primary intended use. In some cases, you can purchase such tables to match your existing furniture, or if completely renewing your living room furniture they can be included in a collection. In the latter case your choice is simple, but what if not? What if you are looking for a coffee table or end table that is not part of a set, but you feel you need one or both to make your living room look complete? Here are some tips.