The history of the coffee table dates back hundreds of years to Europe in the 1700’s. It’s believed that as tea became more popular they needed a table to set the hot drinks down between sips. Now we still use them in coffee shops and living rooms across the country, and for the most part, they still serve the same purpose. They have evolved in many different ways though, from shape to size and height. As they will most likely be used nearly daily in your house, there’s a couple factors you’ll want to consider before purchasing your own.
The first and most important thing to consider before going purchasing a coffee table is how much space you have. Measure the amount of space in the room it will be in so that you can calculate when purchasing how much of the room will be eliminated. Consider the surroundings of the table and how you will navigate the room with each size table. Height is also another consideration you must take in before picking out the right one. Measure the height of the surrounding furniture so that you don’t get one that falls below the seating, making it feel more like a foot rest.
Finding the right table that goes with the decor of your room is also an important factor. If you have a more modern look going, consider going for a glass table. If a metal table is high up on your list of consideration, factor the other metal pieces in the room and match the style or color of the metals. Also if you have a colorful room, you don’t have to stick to traditional wood or glass. Spice it up with a colored coffee table that goes with the color scheme of the room. And if you can’t find the color that matches, consider repainting and sealing to really bring the room together.
The last thing to consider before purchasing is how exactly the table will be used. If your children or you are forgetful and don’t always remember to use a coaster, a glass table will eliminate any risks of watermarks or warping. Although a glass table can also be great for messy kids, consider the risks of it breaking. Lastly, if you have small children consider getting a rounded table, as it’s safer if they tend to bounce their heads off the corners.
Have any other factors that you took into consideration before purchasing the right coffee table? Drop us a comment below! If you want to view any of the tables shown in this blog, visit a showroom near you or shop online.