Kerstin Schwarz. Coffee Table. January 29th , 2018.
The coffee table has become customary in our living rooms, and, although we all have one in our home, few know that coffee tables, as the Ottoman Empire, originate in Turkey. If Ottoman largely retained its form, then the coffee table has evolved over time. It nearly became a completely different piece of furniture. Today, a coffee table is no longer subject to strict utility and it has become almost an art piece, which is often the focal point of the room. The coffee table was neglected in favor of sofas, armchairs and chairs for a long time. But right now, all professional designers acknowledge their importance. Theyve got reasons: a coffee table is more versatile and easier to combine than any other piece of furniture from the living room. Basically, it sets the tone for the room. If you prefer to draw attention to the couch, then you would choose a simple but appropriate table. However, coffee table styles and colours should follow the ambiance of the entire room.
In some cases, you can purchase such tables to match your existing furniture, or if completely renewing your living room furniture they can be included in a collection. In the latter case your choice is simple, but what if not? What if you are looking for a coffee table or end table that is not part of a set, but you feel you need one or both to make your living room look complete? Here are some tips.
But the true beauty of lift top coffee tables comes during dinner and a movie. Instead of balancing your dinner precariously on your lap, hunching over the coffee table or setting up that origami nightmare, the TV tray, you can simply lift up the top of the table and voila! - an instant dinner table. Depending on the size of your table, you can get a lot of people around one, too. The great thing is that everything is at the perfect height, so you dont have to try to keep your food balanced on a fork as it makes its way from the plate to your mouth. The lift top is also great if you like to enjoy popcorn and some Junior Mints with your movie. Everything can be arranged on the lift top so everyone has ready access to it. In no time at all you can be watching the latest blockbuster without shelling out $25 for a drink, a bucket of popcorn and some nachos.
But dont think for a moment that lift top coffee tables are one trick ponies. No sir. They are great for doing a little work on your laptop, whether youre getting a big presentation ready for the boss tomorrow or catching up on some last minute homework that you forgot was due. Lift top coffee tables are also ideal for small children. You can set them up with crayons and coloring books or crafts on the table so you can keep an eye on them while you watch a TV show or do the cooking, if your living room and kitchen open out on each other, such is the case with many contemporary floor plans. When shopping for coffee tables, a good place to start is with an online retailer. While you could conceivably drive around all day looking for the perfect coffee table, shopping online is not only faster, but offers greater selection. Within minutes you can find hundreds of coffee tables to choose from in all styles, colors and price ranges. In fact, you can even narrow your search using the built-in search engines on these sites. Enter a term like "lift top coffee table" and youll get back a range of choices. Best of all, many online retailers offer free shipping so you can place your order and never have to think twice about figuring out how youre going to fit that coffee table into the back of your SMART car.
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