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Furniture and Your Personality: What’s in a Coffee Table?

Coming home to beautiful surroundings doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, it can be done with very little cost and with one simple update. That’s right, just one update. It will feel more like your very own personal space and will make a statement about who you are. All you need to do is update your coffee table. They come in many different shapes, sizes and colours, so you can pick the one that’s perfect for you. Here are some things to consider as you begin your journey to make your home even more comfortable for you and your guests.

Shapes and Sizes

Many traditional coffee tables are oblong with either square or rounded sides, but modern designs are quickly becoming favourites, this means there are many more shapes available to choose from so you can find one that suits you and your existing home décor. As a general rule, the size of the table should be equivalent to the size of the sofa, so the larger the sofa, the larger the table and likewise, the smaller the sofa, the smaller the table. That said, if you have a group of furniture that will all share the table, a larger one will enhance the living space. If you have a bit more in your budget, you may also want to consider end tables as this offers even more functionality for family and guests.

Styles

The style is one of the key factors in making a statement about your personality. This includes the size, shape and even the material. If you like the formal look, then you might be interested in more of a traditional style made of timber or perhaps one with a glass top, and can easily match any new furniture you may purchase down the road. Some of the new designs really show off an artistic base that will be a focal point and the topic of conversation in your home. For more accessibility, mix and match the coffee table with end tables for a more dramatic look in your home.

Xander High Gloss Glass Top Coffee Table - Black

Xander High Gloss Glass Top Coffee Table - White

                         Replica Kugel Tear Drop Fibreglass Side Table - White

            Replica Kugel Tear Drop Fibreglass Side Table - Black

Functionality Matters

For the more modern living room, there are also many styles to choose from that are sleek and offer an exquisite accent piece and will bring your décor together. Crafted with quality materials for strength and durability and some of them even include extras like a tray to make serving a breeze or a hidden storage space for convenience and to keep you neat and tidy.

                                            Renzzo High Gloss Coffee Table with Reversible Tray - White

            Lysander High Gloss Swivel Coffee Table with Storage - White

Lysander High Gloss Swivel Coffee Table with Storage - Black

 

Don’t forget to measure

It is always a good idea to pay attention to the dimensions on any furniture you want to bring home. Once you have that detail, measure your space, especially if you pick out a larger model because you want to make sure you have enough room between the edge of the sofa and the table. This will allow for comfortable leg room and you need room to walk between the furniture without getting injured. At the same time, you don’t want there to be too much of a gap, because too much distance between the sofa and table will make it uncomfortable if you can’t reach for your drink or remote control.

Whichever table you choose, if you keep these considerations in mind, and do a little research before you make your purchase, you will find the perfect table to accent your home that shows your sense of personality. When you get it set up, you will see how one little change will create a fabulous new look in your home.

Published: 25 Jan 2017