Do you love to make good food and drink from scratch? You love the pure stuff? You like fresh brewed coffee from gourmet coffee beans, and you need the atmosphere to compliment it, right? If you wish to enhance the look of your home with a coffee comfortable theme, you need a coffee table. Seems like the modern set of people have gotten away from the complementaries our parents and grandparents knew as necessities. It was unheard of not to have a coffee table next to the sofa for the last generation. Everyone had end tables and a center table for coffee a decade ago. Where did they go? And, more importantly, do we need them? Are they just something to put your feet on? Stack books on? Throw the car keys on? Change the baby on? Play a hot game of Chess on? Come On! It's time to think a little more refined, OK? These classy tables are designed to put your coffee table book on and set up some coasters for conversational coffee when guests come over or you just want to share a quiet cup of coffee with your loved one.
What to Look For _ If perhaps your coffee table is letting you down, or you are simply in the market for a new one, what are some of the key factors you should be looking for? Scale & Size _ Firstly, the scale of the table is probably the most important factor, the table will anchor the room, and if it's too big or too small, then the proportions of the room could be thrown off. The space where the coffee table is going will largely dictate the size, if it is to run between a sofa or chaise and the television on the opposite wall (or between 2 sofas facing) then a rectangular coffee table will complement the space, if there is a square space between a set of sofa's such as a 2Ʊ or a corner lounge, then you could go for square, round or oversized rectangle. If you consider it should be just within reach of the main seats, it is likely to consume a decent amount of floorspace, a general rule is, it should be up to two thirds of the sofa in length, and sit at roughly the same height as the seats (with variations achieving different looks, i.e. very low will create a modern, minimalist feel).