December 03, 2017 20:11:47 Marjolaina Rousseau
Coffee tables are also used as end tables in some homes. Such homes may not have the space to have a coffee table a foot or two in front of the sofa or group of chairs. Placing them as end tables is a good solution, and they can still act as accent tables. End tables are also good for the placement of reading lamps when you need a little extra light for reading or hobbies, such as knitting, quilting, or needlepoint.
Versatile Coffee Tables, If you have a smaller room, you may think you dont have room for a coffee table. If you choose one that serves multiple purposes, however, you may find certain types of coffee tables can actually be space savers. If storage is an issue, many attractive tables offer lots of extra storage space. Drawers or shelves in coffee tables are great places to keep magazines, the phone book, craft supplies or remote controls. Coffee tables that incorporate baskets are cleverly designed to be attractive yet give you more storage options. These are great places to keep baby toys or your latest knitting project.
Another thing to keep in mind when choosing a coffee table is the cost. Think about your habits and how you use your table. Do you like to sit on the sofa with your legs up on the table? Then you will need a square ottoman style table. You need space for storing magazines or other such pieces? You need a table with several drawers or shelves or you can go for one looking like a bottom drawer. Your living room is the meeting place of friends? You need a large table so you can fit lots glasses or cups on it. You want a big meal, but not always have enough space? Choose a "nest" of tables, meaning three tables of different sizes that can be used separately, but can be tidied away beneath one and other.
You can find coffee tables that offer extra seating in your room as well. Some of these include comfy seats that store under the table when they are not in use. Other coffee tables double as ottomans or sometimes, large ottomans can become coffee tables with just the addition of an attractive tray.
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.
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