Coffee Cocktail Tables: The coffee, or cocktail table, is probably the most functional of the bunch. It is a low table typically placed in front of a sofa where magazines can be placed and coffee or cocktails served. Here, the general rule of thumb is that you should look for a table that is at or about the same height as your sofa or chair seat cushion, but no more than an inch or two shorter as you do not want it to be difficult or uncomfortable for your guests to reach. Another current design trend is to opt for the oversized ottoman as coffee table. By placing a tray on top of an oversized ottoman, you create a more stable surface and an attractive focal point.
In sum, when choosing any furniture for your home, make sure to take proper measurements and consider the size and style of the room and the furniture you already have in it. You sit there looking at the empty space in your room wondering what you could fill it with. Maybe you should try something with both style and function. Fill that space with an accent table and you'll forget that it was ever empty.
Welcome guests with an entryway table decked with a vase of fresh flowers and they'll think they have entered an upscale resort. Place an accent table in the hall below a mirror. Not only will it be an interesting stopping point on the way through your home it is the perfect place for showing off a favorite vacation photo and storing some linens. Place a small round table in a corner to add interest and a resting spot for a hurricane candle or vase of fresh blooms. No matter where you put one you'll just love the extra display and storage space.
With as various decorations as you can visualize, there'll be accent tables to work with. When you try to find standard designs, you'll discover sleek timber surfaces, blended wood and also painted, covered in granite or marble. A butler's table-a detachable tray set on a folding base-would appearance excellent in a British Colonial living room. The strong geometric lines of a craftsman-style table in oak or a mission-style table in cherry would work with well in these timeless American layouts along with in Asian-inspired decors. A distressed repainted surface in white or a pastel would work well in a room that brings the beach indoors.
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