Planks are Good _ A plank sitting on two trestles is functional, and your visitors will ask why you chose it. Tell them you saw the potential of this as a new range of furniture, and get a discussion going. You could also use an ottoman as a coffee table and footstool combined, or even varnish and paint orange boxes _ they are easily replaced if you decide to change your color schemes! If you decide to buy a coffee table rather than make one yourself, try to make it blend in with the rest of the room. You are unlikely to find any truly controversial tables on sale and there really is no such thing as the best coffee table. Buy what you like, whatever catches your eye, and if you cannot find something controversial, find something to put on it that will provoke discussion!
The style, shape and size of the table should take into account how the room is decorated (or how you intend to decorate it). Some specialists recommend choosing the table first, searching for the one that we love and the one that best stimulates our imagination, then, depending on it to choose the rest of the furniture. When you're undecided and don't know what style or what colour you should choose for your living room, go to the section with round coffee tables, choose one that you like the best, this may then give you inspiration for the design of the rest of the room. Got your eye on a low and white table? You are likely to have a contemporary minimalist style. You like a massive carved, black wood table? Think of classic styling, which may be more to your taste. And examples could continue. The fact is that you can choose the table first, then build around it. However, you can also go vice versa, especially if you have already arranged a room. Changing an old coffee table, can give your room a whole new lease of life. Add a splash of colour, an ingenious modern table and you get a whole new look. You have a marine or Hawaiian_style room, dominated by blue and green water? There are even tables in the form of fish aquariums so you can make it even more real.