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5 Tips On Buying The Perfect Coffee Table

Aug 17, 2007
Every home has a coffee table and it is normally the centre of attraction in any room where there happens to be one. Pick the wrong one for your room and it will look untidy and out of place. Pick the one for your room and it'll will look warm and welcoming to all the visitors who come to see you. Making sure you have the perfect table for your room is, therefore, essential if you want to make just the right impression. The following are a few things you should be thinking of when you're looking to buy a coffee table for your room:

1. How big is the room? A coffee table should be noticeable in any room where there is one. It should not, however, over bear the room. As such, before you purchase for a room you need to take some measurements of the room itself and then decide how big you want the table to be in that room. Once you have done this, you can keep a record of the maximum measurements you want the coffee table to be.

2. What shape do you want? Coffee tables tend to come in rectangle or circle shapes, but there is no reason why you cannot choose to have a square or triangle coffee table. You need to be thinking about the shape you want the coffee table to be in and how this will look in the room once it is in there.

3. What material are you using? There are lots of different types of woods and they can either be light or dark in colour. While a dark table may look really nice, it may look out of place in your room if there is nothing else in the room that sets it off. Likewise, a light coffee table. Furthermore, if you have a particular type of wood, such as mahogany, but nothing to work it off, it'll look out of place in the room even if it is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen when buying it in the shop.

4. What's the purpose? Different coffee tables have different purposes. Some are used exactly for that and nothing else. Others are also used to display magazines and books so visitors to the room can have a quick read while waiting for you. So, you need to give some thought as to what the purpose of the coffee table is going to be.

5. Do you need any safety aspects? Coffee tables can come with solid tops or glass tops. They can have square angled corners or round angled corners. They can have wheels to be portable or they can be stationary. In fact, there are almost as many different features as there are coffee tables. What you, however, may also need to consider is how safe your coffee table needs to be. For example, if you have young children it may not be advisable for you to have a glass top and sharp square corners, otherwise you may need to put the coffee table in the garage until the children grow up.
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