Coffee Table. Wednesday , January 31st , 2018 - 22:39:10 PM
Choosing coffee tables and end tables is not a priority with most people when they begin to furnish their homes, and even more mature homeowners often look upon these as extras requiring little thought. Whether you are furnishing your first home or are considering renewing the aged and wilting furniture you have been using for more years than you can bear to consider, here are some suggestions that might help you. First, why do you need coffee tables and end tables - or either one of these? Many use them simply for show, and rarely for coffee. Others use them only when they have guests while yet others actually use them in the course of a normal day for their primary intended use.
Is that so? First you must consider the purpose of these occasional tables, for that is what they are generally known as - occasional tables - tables that will be used on occasion, or at least that is one explanation for their name. What if the end table is way below the height of the arm of your armchair? Would you feel comfortable stretching down to get a cup or glass? An end table is intended to make it easy for people sitting in an armchair to reach their drinks, nibbles or books and newspapers without having to bend down over the side of their chair to do so. The same with a coffee table - it should be set at a comfortable height. Your first priority should therefore be the dimensions of your coffee and end tables. A coffee table should ideally be at just above knee height. Your end tables should be level with the arm of the chair or sofa. This will enable you to each to the side and pick up a drink with very little effort. Too high or too low, and it is more easy to spill even to drop your cup or glass.
For coffee table sets, the material that is used most commonly is wood such as oak, cheery, mahogany or pine. Other materials used for making these sets are stone such as marble and slate, metal, glass and plastics that are highly durable. As is the material of which they are made different so are the colors and patterns. The theme can be chosen as the idea for picking the right type of these table sets. If you are fan of the Victorian look you can choose an antique wrought iron coffee type table set but who want to go for modern and fashionable look can pick the wood coffee type table with exuberant and rich colors like black and brown.
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