By Babette Lesauvage. Coffee Table. Published at Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 - 03:39:42 AM.
Generally, furniture of the classic traditional or French provincial style will come in standard sizes. You may find some ornate pieces that vary in length and width. A coffee table of the same decor will create order and cohesiveness. But you can use this addition in creative ways too.
Go for color with an upholstered coffee table, as it will draw people to the surrounding sofas and chairs. Top it with a tray to hold books and other items. Choose your fabric wisely, since people may want to put up their feet (and shoes). Outdoor fabrics can be smart; steer clear of linen and fabrics with high amounts of rayon or viscose. Take a swatch home and test it out with dirt, red wine or whatever you think your coffee table will encounter, to make sure your fabric choice can handle it all.
On the other hand, perhaps you want your space to look cozier (and you need some storage). Stash baskets, trunks and old suitcases under simple legged coffee tables to ground spaces that are otherwise too open. Solid tabletops usually have a very square corner. If you have little kids or the circulation is tight, allow extra space at the ends so it’s easier to get around the corners without hitting your shins.
We started by saying that a coffee table is an opportunity. It’s an excellent chance to optimise your choice with added storage. You can opt for a piece with a shelf underneath the base for magazines or books. Drawers or baskets will give you a place to store serviettes or coasters. You can also extend its functionality with the space underneath the base. Place old suitcases or a trunk under your coffee table. This will add to the charm of the decor. And you’ll get the benefit of the extra room for bits and bobs.
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