Coffee Tables: What's Your Style? June 24, 2016 10:35
A coffee table does a lot of work. It needs to hold books, magazines, drinks, food — even games on game night. You might want to put your feet up on it, or the kids might need a place for coloring. Plus it’s usually smack dab in the middle of the room, where you can’t miss it — so make sure it’s a good one.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re picking a coffee table.
First think about what you need your coffee table to do for you, or what your room is missing, then pick a table that provides the solution and fits your style!!
Traditional coffee tables are perhaps the most common seen to this day. With a style reaching back through the last century, their appeal is timeless! Traditional tables will almost always be crafted from carved wood, and shaped into a rectangle or oval surface.
Industrial style evokes the purposeful look and feel of factory tools, utilizing metal and wood in more rough-hewn, sturdy construction. These can pair well with loft-style living rooms, or stand in perfect contrast to softer surroundings.
Transitional style is a marriage of traditional and contemporary furniture, finishes, materials and fabrics equating to a classic, timeless design. Furniture lines are simple yet sophisticated, featuring either straight lines or rounded profiles.
Modern is a term usually referring to a specific range of 20th century design philosophy, from the Art Deco and Bauhaus movements to mid-century style. It often emphasizes simplicity, clean shapes, and the blending of functional and aesthetic aims.
Rustic style evokes the countryside in old fashioned times. The material is almost always wood, this piece combines the rustic look with a modern twist.
Contemporary is a very broad term encompassing a range of stylistic touchstones. In essence, it means any furniture that is styled “of the now,” evoking an up to date look, with novel features. The particular example here flaunts a transformative design, with a a unique geometric style paired with the minimalist style that has made a statement this year!
A recent trend is to use ottomans as a coffee table. In fact, it’s so popular now that ottomans are sold as coffee tables or called “ottoman coffee tables”