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Buying coffee table design

Coffee tables are becoming an indispensible part of the living room these days. For that gossip session or a quick coffee with friends, this area of the house serves as a secluded corner for sharing moments of togetherness and love.

A coffee table is a low height table that is placed in front of a sofa. Usually rectangular in shape, this table is used to serve coffee or drinks to guests. Coffee and side tables not only add as a decorative item but are also high on utility. If not coming into use too much,it also serves as a display point for all artistic creations like vases or showpieces.

Buy a coffee table considering the following points:

  • 1. The style of your interior decor - If your home has a traditional appeal to it, add tables that have antique designs. Look out for tables that have exquisite carving on the base, edges and legs. If your decor exudes contemporary design, go for classy tables with clean lines and finish, bold color and minimalist design.
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  • 2. What use will the table be put too - Consider the use of the table before buying the coffee table. If you have people often coming to your place, go for tables that are easy to maintain and durable. If there are kids in the house, these tables can be put to many other uses.
  • 3. The size of the coffee table - There is no standard size for a coffee table. It depends on the sofa or chairs placed and the size of the room where it has to be placed. Always keep in mind the three basic rules: One, choose a table that's approximately the same height as your sofa cushions or slightly shorter; two, it should measure no more than two-thirds the sofa's total length; and three, keep two feet of clearance for leg movement on each side.
  • 4. Decide the shape of the table according to the space available - Buy coffee table according to the space available inside the room where you want it to be placed. Coffee tables come in a variety of shapes- round, square or rectangular. If adjusting in a compact space, go for rectangular table so that it can be easily adjusted in the corners when not in use. Round coffee tables are perfectly suited for homes that have adequate space.
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  • 5. Look out for the right heighted coffee tables - A standard coffee table height is typically between 16 to 18 inches. The height of the table should be such that it is suitableto be used for a long period of time. The perfect length of the coffee table should be about two-thirds the length of the sofa.
  • 6. Use it for storage - If buying coffee table for utility, make sure it has shelves and drawers to accommodate stuff that you would want to store or display.
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So however you buy, make sure you make a wise decision and buy the correct furniture for your space. Get value for money spent and add furniture that is just perfect for your home.