Coffee Tables, End Tables, and Sofa Tables
No living room or dining room is complete without a nice set of tables. The type of tables you choose greatly depends on the theme of the rooms. There are many wonderful materials to choose from. There are also options for every price range.
Styles can range from very simple straight lined architecture to much more ornate and decorative. Simple styles are great for a contemporary living space that minimizes decorative objects and focuses on functionality of design. These types of tables can be stacked and look great that way, or can be stack and spread around when ready for use. Ornate decorative tables are for a more traditional type of setting. Rooms that use floral fabrics, and other decorative furniture, the traditional coffee and dining tables are more appropriate.
Recycled or pressed wood materials are used to achieve the same look as real wood. Using these types of materials makes the tables more light weight and easier to move around. Other materials used include real hardwood like maple or cherry that will be much heavier. Using these materials makes the tables much more durable, but may require additional maintenance to preserve the beauty of the wood. With recycled non-wood materials, all you need is a mild cleanser.
If on a budget, it is still possible to get quality tables that are still pleasing to the eye. Logically, tables made from non-wood materials are much less expensive than those made of hardwood material. If money is not really an issue and the buyer is selective, there is a huge range of options that will enhance the living space.
Whether you choose to go high end, or choose something more practical for short term use, the tables will add dimension and functionality to your living space. Coffee tables will always come in handy for guests, they can be decorated with furniture accessories, or they can be practical, using them for reading material, or when entertaining as a setting to place food. Gathering around a coffee or sofa table is an intimate experience that you cannot achieve around an ottoman.