End Tables: An end table is a small table placed beside a chair or at each end of a sofa. It should be relative in depth to the arm of the chair or sofa it flanks. Additionally, it is wise to choose a table that is proportionate in scale to the surrounding furniture. For example, an overstuffed sofa calls for a table larger or bulkier in size while a petite wing chair needs a smaller table with a more delicate frame and lines. A current design trend is to mix and match styles and shapes. In fact, rather than matching all the furniture in a bedroom suite, some people choose to use mix and matched end tables in lieu of night stands. If you are unsure about whether or not your tables fit together, a good rule of thumb is to try to coordinate the table legs with the lines and curves of your furniture.
Take your time and choose your table well. It's the beginning of a stunning, lifelong relationship. If you want to alter the look of several of the important things in your residence, you may not have to go purchasing totally new furniture to do it. Quite often, you can spruce up a whole room by just adding a brand-new accent table or more. Now this might have you considering this thinking you need to shop for accent tables, however that is not the situation. You may be able to take accent tables you already have, or even simply simple regular end tables or occasional tables, as well as transform them right into accent tables that contribute to your decor.
Probably your preference runs a lot more toward modern design. Take into consideration clear or colored glass tabletops, geometric bases in steel, fiberglass, or high-end plastics, solid or open structure dices and also rectangles in wood or stone. The curvilinear forms and also the colorful laminate surface areas that you see in mid-century Modern furniture-think "The Jetsons"-can be charming and include wayward heat to a modern layout that may risk of being also chilly.
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.
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