Selection of Material for Coffee Table _ Espresso tables are created using wide range of materials like wood, glass, plastics, metals etc. This is one of the important steps in deciding which type of material will suit best for your room or office as the case may be. What looks good for office lobby may not be suitable for you living or bed room as the ambience and set up could be entirely different. The selection has to be done in conjunction with the overall scheme of things like color of the wall, shades of curtains in the room and also type and color of other furniture in the room. All the items in the room should complement each other to boost the decor of the area. Espresso tables made of wood, glass would provide traditional look to the room besides sprucing up the area. Selection of appropriate size and shape of Coffee Tables The size and shape of the coffee table will depend entirely on the following factors: Space available _ Accent of the theme
More than Just a table for Coffee _ The coffee table generally sits in the expanse between the sofa/s and the television, and whilst it does offer a handy place to pop your glass of wine, its central location means that most eyes fall on it when they look at the room, and it becomes the most important focal point. So, are you the arty type with heavy art books and sketch books stacked sky high, or perhaps a slightly uptight neat freak, with a spotless surface and a coaster at the ready? Regardless of what your personality really is, or who you want to project, spending some time considering the 'presentation' of your coffee table, just as you would a display on a buffet or dresser could make a huge difference to your room. If you want to create a coffee table display, select pieces with a similar theme and group them together, then balance the display with an off centre vase of flowers, or bowl. If you prefer to keep your coffee table surface clear, look for a coffee table design that makes more of a statement, to add interest to the centre of the room, if you have a minimalist theme, create depth by contrasting shapes, a simple round vase on a square table for example.