By Halette Pelletier. Coffee Table. Published at Monday, July 16th, 2018 - 03:42:16 AM.
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.
Sometimes a coffee table that isn’t the standard height or width is exactly what a room needs. In this instance a very low coffee table creates a crisp horizontal plane in the foreground, offsetting the long horizontal line of the credenza in the background. A higher table would have blocked the view of the credenza and competed with it; the varying heights add interest.
Metal bases with glass tops are another good choice to keep rooms feeling open. They’re also great when you have a special rug and don’t want to block views of it. Keep your glass cleaner handy, though, as there is no way around fingerprints. Keep in mind that with most glass tops — if they are not inset — you’ll see a green tint on the sides. You can order a speciality glass that doesn’t have this tint, but it’s more expensive.
Coffee tables come in a range of materials that serve dual functions. A glass top, for example, can create a sense of openness. It blends into the background rather than screaming for attention. Other features can take centre stage. A wooden piece adds warmth to a room with a natural look. A rustic table can make the space seem cosier and more inviting. You can also choose a statement piece. Think of a metal, industrial table with a non-traditional design.
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