There are some items of furniture that remain timeless, yet seem like they have been with us forever. The three-piece suite, for example, is a mainstay of most homes, and even those that don’t have one will have something similar – perhaps a corner suite, or a couple of armchairs. Then there’s the occasional table, among which we find the ubiquitous coffee table. Now, it’s a strange fact that even in the most minimalist of rooms – one furnished so sparsely that it is almost bare – you will likely find a coffee table. Why is this?
It’s because they are simple, practical and very usable, and not at all expensive. For example, a sleek, unadorned coffee table looks great in a modern room because it is uncluttered and simple. More complex types of table may not fit, as they will stand out. The point of a coffee table is for occasional use – to put your cup or glass on when you put it down, to put books or magazines on and basically to keep clutter off the floor – and also to look good without being over the top. That’s why we love them.
Choosing a Coffee Table
The fact is that if you are looking for a cheap coffee table you have a wealth of choice, as there are so many different makers offering great designs that might fit the bill. Do you want a simple, all-wood coffee table to fit in a modern room? There are loads of options around, all at great prices, and in many different types and colours of wood finish.
Or, you might be looking for a traditional glass-topped coffee table? These are still popular even today, and as the retro-look is very much in, you may find that you can pick up a vintage one if you look around. If not, when it comes to living room furniture Canada has many excellent suppliers who will be able to help you find a model that looks the same as your vintage ideal.
One advantage of the coffee table is that it is generally a small size, so is suitable – perhaps uniquely – for placing in the centre of a room or between the sofa and the TV, without getting in anyone’s way. Look for one that fits the space you have, and you’ll enhance the look of your room while spending very little money.
Coffee Tables with Storage
One interesting take on the coffee table is that there are some that come with storage built-in. The top lifts off to reveal a space into which you can put your books and magazines, so that the table and the room is left looking neat and tidy, yet everything is close to hand when you want it. These come in a range of colours, shapes and styles, and are a sensible choice if you have limited space.
If you want a coffee table, start looking now, and you may be very surprised how affordable a neat, stylish coffee table can be.