Tips for Choosing the Right Coffee Table
July 18, 2012 § Leave a comment
Coffee tables are commonplace. And since they’re often the focal point of a living room, it’s important that they match not only a room’s style but also a room’s needs. Cardi’s furniture stores in MA and RI have a wide selection, but it’s important to determine essential characteristics before shopping.
Function comes first. Some coffee tables come with built-in storage, but many do not. Households with children or bookworms would benefit from shelves underneath the table to make cleanup or corralling items easy. A table without storage will end up with toys or books piled on top of it. However, opting for RI and MA furniture without storage will give you more style and design options.
When it comes to design, the first choice is to determine the relationship of the coffee table to existing furniture. The new table can either match or contrast the decor. Furniture in MA and RI comes in so many styles that a coffee table can be found for any living or media room. If the room is decorated in traditional or ornate styles, a coffee table with elaborate wood carvings will fit in, and a simple, clean design will seem muted, making the pre-existing furnishings seem even more rich and detailed. A modern living room can maintain its clean lines with a simple table, but an old-fashioned coffee table can tie in with retro or vintage accessories in the room for a fun and eclectic look.
Fortunately, all high-quality coffee tables will be spill-resistant and sturdy. So as long as the table comes from a trusted furniture source like Cardi’s, concerns about wear and use do not have to be a main consideration. With so many options for coffee table styles, having an idea of what you’re looking for ahead of time will help you narrow down your search.