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.
So, you enjoy the decor of your living-room. Nevertheless, you still having this sensation that it requires a little "something" in order for it to absolutely be full. What you truly require is an accent item that will aid set off the room and also bind all those loosened decorating ends with accent tables being a fantastic option for doing just that.
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.
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.
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