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.
The great thing about accent tables is that they fit anywhere in any décor. So, start searching for yours today. With so many sizes and designs available you'll find it to be quite difficult not to find one that fits your style. You might just find one to brighten every room in your home. From the Asian allure of a vibrant red rattan chest to the French flair of a black striped table the addition of accent tables in any room really makes your house feel like home.
When an interior designer wants to accentuate a furniture piece they utilize an easy trick; they 'framework' the piece to offer it focus. A large couch can be 'mounted' by matching tables with lovely lamps, a home window is 'framed' by intricate drapes, a fireplace is 'mounted' by bookcases or shelves.