Looks aren't the only thing coffee tables add to your room. They can also serve as storage or organizational areas. While coffee tables sit low to the ground, they often have a drawer or two underneath them for storage. Some look like a shelving unit, with smaller shelves on each side for you to place items. If you need more storage area, consider an old style trunk to stow away seasonally used blankets, linens, and the like. Since coffee tables are such a staple of the average home, an industry of sorts has risen around it: the coffee table book. The coffee table book is much larger in size than the average book, with covers that are almost works of art in themselves. You may have seen a coffee table book that you wanted just because the cover was so beautiful. These books are pictorial in nature and are meant to be visually enjoyed and quickly perused.
How can a Coffee table be Useful? These were never meant for drinking coffee from only. Many people play chess or cards on the table while relaxing with friends. Women like to gossip with their girlfriends around the table while enjoying the glass of martini. These tables can make excellent beer tables as well. Just make sure that you have something to protect the surface from the condensed water that drips off the body of the cold bottle. Kids do their homework on the coffee table in the living room while enjoying the occasional cartoon shows and enjoying quality time with parents as they cook in the attached kitchen.