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Coffee tables are low tables designed to be placed in a sitting area for convenient support of flower vase, beverages, remote controls, magazines, books (especially coffee tables books), decorative objects, and other small items. Before beginning your search for the perfect coffee tables you should therefore work out what it is that you want from it. Do you want it to be purely ornamental- to create a modern and stylish statement, or are you more interested in its functions- do you plan to eat from it, place drinks on it, store magazines in it or use it as a display cabinet?
"Coffee tables are frequently the central focus of a living area and therefore have a tremendous impact on a room's decor and ambiance. A wise choice can create a feeling of style and harmony whilst a poor choice can make a room look disordered and can overwhelm the other furniture, making the room look smaller and feel less unified. The choices that you make regarding the size, shape, cost, material and style of the coffee tables are thus vitally important to making your living room a welcoming space and setting the tone that you desire for your home. Some styles of coffee tables with neutral colors often look cold and unwelcoming, but with warm wood tones and trendy vintage features, it gives your living room an antique, cozy flair.
Many people with small children prefer a round coffee tables as they consider the lack of sharp corners a safer option and less likely to cause accidents. Round coffee tables can be difficult to fit into smaller rooms and can take up more floor space than other shapes. They can be very social however and are a good choice if you regularly sit around playing cards or board games." Most coffee tables are made of wood (though faux wood tables are increasingly common) or glass and metal, typically, stainless steel or aluminum and may incorporate cabinets or drawers. With the increasing availability of television sets coffee tables really came into their own since they are low enough, even with cups and glasses on them, not to obstruct the view of the TV. Low wide table now used before a sofa or couch.