For rooms with an "L" shaped sofa, a coffee table in the middle can offer a convenient spot for large art books, pottery and the like. This furniture arrangement can offer a great opportunity to purchase a table that is unique like a tree trunk table. Tree trunk coffee tables are works of art themselves and offer a great conversation piece in any room. This look is especially fitting in rooms with a rustic feel. Tile mosaic tables are another choice and can even be commissioned by local artists to use colors already found in the room. Other Reasons to Consider a Coffee Table _ Having a handy spot for food and drink is not the only reason for a coffee table. Lamps can be placed on coffee or cocktail tables. Coffee or cocktail tables can provide the perfect place to play a rousing game of cards or a favorite board game. For families with small children, coffee tables are the perfect height for meals and playtime. Sharp corners might not be the best choice for children's use, however.
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.