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 a coffee table style _ The perfect coffee table complements your décor, of course. Ideally, you want to select a table that is in the same style as the rest of your furnishings. For instance, a country inspired design may stick out like a sore thumb in a contemporary furnished living room. Conversely, a stainless steel and glass table may look out of place in a home decorated in a tropical style, or one that features highly ornate furnishings. Unless you are an experienced interior designer, you may want to stick to with a table that is in the same general style of the rest of your furnishings, i.e., traditional with traditional, contemporary with contemporary and so on.