Coffee tables are one of the essential pieces of furniture that are normally seen in living rooms. They are normally used as a center table and a convenient place for serving coffee or tea to visitors. Traditionally, coffee tables are constructed to level with the seat cushions of surrounding sofas and chairs and nowadays have many wide ranges to fit into several decorating styles.
Coffee tables has evolved its styles, many designers came up with enhancing coffee tables by adding some additional storage, shortened legs, turning old trunks into a coffee table or making it look like one. Although they do not often drive the design of a room, they can be a statement piece or at least a harmonious companion to the surrounding furniture. A good talk over a coffee or tea is better with nice and classy coffee table.
One guideline is that a coffee table should be about the same height or one or two inches lower than the seat height of the sofa. Traditional coffee table tends to be short and rectangular in dimensions. The width should be determined by how much room you have between the soft upholstered pieces and the table in your seating arrangement to at least align its width with your sofa. This allows the table to serve as a low table for coffee or tea or even to find a comfortable and cozy spot to share and enjoy a meal.