By Darchelle Fournier. Coffee Table. Published at Monday, June 18th, 2018 - 09:35:33 AM.
Using a vintage object for a coffee table adds a bit of history — a story — to a room, and is one of my favorite things to do. Make sure the piece is stable and all the connections are secure. If you need to refinish the piece, ask the vendor precisely what it’s made from, as this will help in the refinishing process.
Another consideration is how it will sit on your floor or rug, and if it will damage those surfaces. Splintered table legs or rusty metal bases can scratch or stain the flooring. Secondhand stores sometimes leave those areas unrefinished, so be sure to check.
Choose a complementary colour to create harmony in a room. To make the most out of your choice, go for a contrasting one. Imagine a blue room with an orange coffee table. It works because it adds interest and pop to a decor. You can get a similar effect by mixing styles.
An oval or round-shaped table doesn’t have the sharp edges that a rectangular or square table does. That makes it an excellent choice for households with kids. The difference in the lines also plays a role with the decor of the room. Hard lines lend themselves well to a classic traditional decor. The curved lines of a French provincial piece add a romantic feel to a room.
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