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How To Buy The Perfect New Coffee Table

How To Buy The Perfect New Coffee Table
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The coffee table is your living room’s centerpiece. In fact, it does more to define the space and energy in your living room than the sofa, television, bookshelves, or art on the walls. A coffee table defines the area around which you socialize, relax, and sometimes even eat dinner. Your coffee table suggests a lot about you, your personality, and your living habits. Every time you invite someone into your home, you’re exposing a part of yourself to them by letting them see your space. A coffee table that’s “too loud” or sharp can  repel energy, while transparent tables like glass can be too vacant, demanding personal effects like flowers or books to bring life into a room. A leather coffee table that doubles as an ottoman speaks to your love of lounging and will instantly make people feel at ease in your living room. You could call it part of the fengshui of your living room – there’s no denying that your furniture and the way it’s arranged has an effect on how you feel when you inhabit a space.

That’s why it’s so important to pay attention to the details when you’re buying a coffee table. As with any piece of furniture, size, function, and form should guide your decision.

Size is the first factor you should consider in any coffee table. Begin by measuring out the size of your living room, then account for how much open space you have left around the furniture. A good rule of the thumb is that your coffee table should be no more than two-thirds the length of your couch, but too small and you limit its usage. If you’re adamant on a shorter or round coffee table with a long couch, you may want to supplement it with side tables. To comfortably use a coffee table, you should have about 12-18 inches between the coffee table and the seating around it.

Function isn’t quite as obvious as it may seem. A standard coffee table will be a place to set drinks or snacks, flowers or coffee table books, but it can also provide extra storage in your living room or double as a kind of ottoman if it’s made from a soft material like leather.

Form is all about the design you want in your living room, and when it comes to coffee tables, there are almost limitless options. There are many different kinds of traditional coffee tables stemming from various artisan traditions, as well as modern and contemporary designs that will fit any chic living room.

Start your search by looking at a variety of coffee tables online. It’s a quick and easy way to see what’s out there and compare prices. Buying your next coffee table online can also save you money, especially if you qualify for free or discounted delivery. Thanks to online shopping, it’s easier than ever to find high-quality furniture that fits your home. You don’t have to spend hours visiting furniture stores, just browse, buy, and save.

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