December 01, 2017 17:43:51 Romaine Leroux
One piece of furniture that often doesnt get much attention is the coffee table. Although this piece of furniture can add functionality and style to your room, sometimes it seems like more of an afterthought instead of part of a cohesive plan. Its the little things that make a room complete, though, so now might be a good time to take a good look at your coffee table. If it needs replaced, youll be surprised how many options you have to choose from.
Scale & Size, Firstly, the scale of the table is probably the most important factor, the table will anchor the room, and if its 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 sofas such as a 2+3 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).
Furthermore, with the increase of home improvement in the UK, often resulting in extensions and conservatories being built, it has seen the rise in wicker and rattan, often used as part of conservatory furniture. Wicker and rattan coffee table feature, glass and metal and come in a wide range of designs. Wicker and Rattan is available in both natural and synthetic material, Wicker is created using hard woven fibers, made from materials of plant origin but plastic fibers are also used.
If is your room softer in hues and filled with natural materials, such boldness in style and color will not do. Instead, look to a simple, lightly colored wooden coffee table to match your decor. Looks arent the only thing coffee tables add to your room. They can also serve as storage or organizational areas. While coffee tables sit low to the ground, they often have a drawer or two underneath them for storage. Some look like a shelving unit, with smaller shelves on each side for you to place items. If you need more storage area, consider an old style trunk to stow away seasonally used blankets, linens, and the like.
Wood remains the key material that many coffee tables are made from. Used in both traditional tables, as well as modern designed tables. Many of the high end wooden tables are made using traditional woods, such as oak, chosen for its unique and unrepeatable look, as well as its durability and strength. Other woods are often used including solid Asian hardwood, many of which come with a Maple Veneer. In addition, maple finished items, many manufacturer use Pine, Ash, Cedar, moreover, many of the woods often come with a range of finishes, for example a cherry finish. Because of the various types of wood, and the many available finishes that each type of wood can have, it still remains one of the most popular materials. Much of the wood used to create the wooden furniture come from specialised, renewable wood plantations, which specialise in creating more durable, stronger strength wood, with fewer natural problems, such as knots.
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