When it comes to coffee and side tables, there are many things to consider. With so many styles, shapes and materials that it’s easy to get lost in choice.
Coffee tables and side tables are often last on the list when furnishing your home, yet they are two of the most functional and useful elements in a living area. By adding a simple accent table, you can completely change the look and feel of any room within your home.
How to select functional coffee and side tables
Square/ rectangular and round pieces offer the most flexibility, while oval tables tend to be space specific and date quite quickly . Coffee tables that offer storage are always practical, and side tables with a shelf or drawer allow for the storing of those cumbersome remotes.
Instead of one large rectangular coffee table, look at the option of two smaller ones that be pushed together. Stackable tables offer a similar solution; these are regularly updated with new on- trend designs.
It’s also important to consider the height of your coffee table. The right dimensions for your new table should depend mainly on the height of the sofa you choose to pair it with.
If your place is small, side tables for holding small items and ottomans for footrests may suffice. Good coffee table materials for small areas include acrylic, glass, metal and mirrored surfaces that reflect light and make the room look bigger. Rectangular or oval coffee tables have less impact on traffic flow than square or round ones.
Decide whether you want your coffee table to blend in or stand out. To blend in, it should be in a style that matches the decor of your room and the other furniture. You can find sets of matching coffee and side tables in many styles. If you want your coffee table to stand out, pick a contrasting style, material, color or shape.