Tips for Buying Coffee Table Sets
Buying the right furniture is not a joke. If you don’t want to experiment or if you are afraid to mix and match, there are coffee table sets available for purchase, which usually include end tables. Some even have couches and sofa seats.
Coffee tables, like end tables, are usually small in height, as they are positioned below couches and seats in the living room. Therefore, it is important to note the height of the seats before going out to buy one. The height also depends on the function.
Coffee tables are not ideal as writing space, but since this is not the primary function, height is not a priority. The height of coffee tables allows for free space for movement and interaction with guests, retaining its function to hold household items such as cups and plates.
Coffee tables which are fully made of wood suit homes with rustic or vintage vibes. They are also more elegant and sturdy. Creativity can go as far as the legs of the coffee table, as they can have intricate and curvy designs. However, you will have to remember to use coasters every time you place wet glasses on top, because they can damage the wood and leave marks. This is why a lot of wooden coffee tables have glass tabletops.
Those which are made of glass and metal have a minimalistic and even futuristic feel to it. These coffee table sets fit rooms with modern designs. These rooms usually have monochrome colors, usually consisting of gray, black, white, or brown. Metal coffee tables can have stands which are not traditional, contributing to the minimalist look. Marble countertops can look elegant and blend well with the rest of the room, while granite countertops may have an outer space vibe. You can easily find cheap coffee tables of this kind.
If you want to maximize space, you can choose coffee tables with shelves or compartments underneath. You can store décor or photo albums there. If your coffee table has a glass tabletop, colorful coffee table books may double as decoration. Treasure chests also make great coffee tables, though these don’t allow leg movement. However, they can have beautiful designs. Giant logs as coffee table look stunning and may steal the attention in the room. Some coffee tables are made of leather, and they can double as seats. Large trays can be placed on top of them for a more stable platform.
As for shape, circular tables are less conventional. Rectangular tables are usually preferred, but you don’t have to limit yourself. If you want more space to move in and if the room allows, you can experiment with different shapes, even heights, as some coffee tables can be expandable or be in two pieces, the lower piece sliding under the one with the greater height.
Options are endless with coffee tables because this is where you can expand your creativity. You can always mix and match even if the room already has a predominant theme. The versatility of coffee table sets makes it one of the best furniture to play around with.