If you're like the majority of people, you take an inventory of the various furniture you have in your house periodically. Think of your accent tables. You may check out them and ask 'do they still fit with the design style you are moving in the direction of in your home?' Are they still strong enough to do their work? Exist any kind of damages, dings or spots that are making them unpleasant?
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.
You have this empty corner in your living room that is just really taking away from the look of the rest of your space. You want to put something in that corner that will not only fill it up, but do so in a decorative way. What to do, what to do? The thing is, the solution to this problem is really a no brainer, all you have to do is rely on accent tables. One would really be an awesome investment.
Why are accent tables such a decorative buy? Well, it is because they are styled in a number of beautiful ways. For example, you can purchase one that has a stunning ornamental appearance crafted from wood with a cherry finished base that is filled with detailed woodworking while having a table top filled with a patterned design achieved by different colored veneers. Or, you could get one that has more of an Asian flare featuring slightly flared legs with a base finished in a rich black color, apron that has raised slats, and a two toned table top with a black outline and a red interior, all of which is adorned with delicate bird and floral accenting.
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