Coffee Tables and Selecting the Best for Your Needs
Coffee tables have been a staple of most homes for a surprisingly short time, before the advent of television there was little need for a coffee table in most sitting rooms as people drank at an occasional table only if they were very well to do indeed. Most families used a dining table for tea-time.
Once television had made its way into the average home then there came a need for a low table large enough to hold drinks, snacks and magazines. This was when the coffee table came into being as we know it today.
How large is too large?
If your sitting room is not large, then you will need only a small coffee table; cramming in extra-long coffee tables into a small room is not wise. Select your coffee table firstly considering your available space and then on aesthetics!
If you want a tough and durable coffee table then you could consider a metal coffee table which will withstand many knocks and bumps. If you are more traditional in your taste then a solid wood coffee table is bound to suit you. Coffee tables with magazine shelves underneath them are very popular as this is a great way to keep things that you might need close at hand
Coffee tables with storage
As well as coffee tables with shelves, there are also coffee tables with drawers which are integral to the design; these are great for popping coasters, television remote controls and other necessary items. Designer coffee tables are popular with many of them being quite retro in appearance at the moment. Retro 50s style coffee tables are very popular and some people go out of their way to find vintage coffee tables for their homes.
Whatever your style and taste there will be a plethora of choices out there for you on the market today.