The decoration of the interior of your home goes through the type of furniture you choose. Whether large or small, solitary or nested, coffee tables are logically part of the essentials for a living room. However, given the variety of models available on the market, it is often not easy to make a wise choice. This is precisely why we bring you this article. In fact, it tells you about the criteria to consider before buying a coffee table.
The shape of the coffee table
The shape is certainly one of the most important criteria to take into account when choosing a coffee table that can enhance your interior. On the market, there is something for everyone. For example, you will find rectangular, round, square, oval, triangular coffee tables, etc. Round and oval shapes are much more recommended for smaller spaces. Easy to circumvent, they are also suitable for children. For a non-rectangular rug, an oval or round coffee table would be ideal.
For lovers of aperitifs with friends, square shapes are recommended. This shape allows each guest to be at the same distance from the center of the table. For spacious living rooms, rectangular shapes are most suitable.
The height of the coffee table
This criterion is defined according to the height of your armchair or sofa. Indeed, it is recommended to opt for a coffee table whose height measurement is approximately equal to that of the seat. Very often, the height of coffee tables does not exceed 45 cm. There are even some whose height does not exceed 20 cm. These types of coffee tables are not recommended especially for those who are used to eating in the living room.
The proposed material
Although the coffee table to choose depends on the type of living room you have, the material from which this table is made is also essential. Depending on your needs, you will find on the market coffee tables in wood, glass, plastic, metal, etc. It is often recommended to opt for a wooden coffee table if you plan to use it on a regular basis. Wood is indeed a material that is a little more resistant than the others, especially glass. This will also allow you to combine it better with other wooden materials in your living room. In addition, wood could allow you to create different shapes of coffee tables adapted to your living room. All this certainly does not mean that other materials do not have advantages. Glass, for example, is the easiest to maintain. Plastic, on the other hand, is to be preferred when it comes to a home with several children. If you want to give character to your living room, a stone coffee table would be ideal.
The proposed design
Choosing a coffee table means choosing a model that adapts perfectly to the decoration of your room. In other words, harmony between the styles must be in order. For lovers of the Scandinavian trend, a coffee table in veneered wood or simply in light wood would be ideal for your living room. It could indeed bring to your room a touch that is both Nordic and refined.
If you have a penchant for contemporary or vintage decoration, a retro-looking coffee table would be possible. As for the plexiglass or glass coffee tables, they adapt to practically all trends and bring light to your living room.
The use of the coffee table
The choice of a coffee table also depends on your needs and therefore on the use you will make. If, for example, you welcome relatives to your home on a regular basis, a pull-out coffee table would be best for your living room. These models offer you more space when needed. Coffee tables can also be used as a dining table without cluttering up your room. Depending on your needs, you will also find multifunctional coffee tables on the market. Some models have removable trays. Others present a flip-up table. It’s up to you to see which one best suits your taste.
At the base, a coffee table is used to seat a room. However, it can be used to store magazines, remote controls, spare keys, etc.). For use of this type, it is recommended to opt for a model with a drawer or simply a double tray. It is important that you keep in mind that your coffee table should not clutter up your living room in any way.
The design mirror, a decorative piece to enhance your interior
Interior decoration usually reflects the personality of those who occupy the premises. The furniture (sofa, coffee table, etc.) is therefore chosen with great care, as is the wall decoration, in order to create a universe in which you feel good.
However, many apartments do not offer a large enough surface to sublimate this decoration. In order to give an illusion of depth to your room, it is possible to play with light in a very simple and inexpensive way. Indeed, the installation of a designer mirror to highlight your interior and your furniture can be done in a few minutes, because it does not involve any work.
In addition, there is now a very large choice of mirrors that you can harmonize with your universe without difficulty. Mirrors are no longer just for utilitarian use. They have become in a few years, real decorative elements. Whether it’s a rectangular mirror placed behind a sofa, a round mirror in XXL size or an industrial type steel frame mirror, each of them will find its place in your home.
The mirror cabinet (console, drawer cabinet, etc.) is also an interesting option which, too, combines the useful with the beautiful.