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Coffee table: A great piece of living room furniture


Coffee tables aren't just for coffee; they have multiple uses for your home. Chief of which is that they pull a room together, giving it a sense of completion. Coffee tables also give a sense of coziness, especially to an otherwise large living room or family room. It is considered one of the most versatile living room furniture. When they are surrounded by a sofa and a chair or two, they break the room up into little seating areas. These, in turn, create a cozy and comfortable ambiance for the family members and guests.

Because they highlight or accentuate a room's theme, they are sometimes known as accent tables. If a living room has a heavy country theme, coffee tables can hold baskets, bears, or other country decor items. They can also hold art pieces or knick-knacks that keep with the country air. Because of this ability to highlight a room's theme, coffee tables can complete a room's decor.
 

A coffee table doesn't have to be placed in front of a sofa; it can also be used as an end table. A room needs a considerable amount of space to have a table in front of a sofa or a couple of chairs; some living rooms or family rooms may not be that big. As an end table, there's no need for the extra space. Plus, if someone wants extra lighting, a lamp placed on an end table is very convenient.

Since the accent table is so common in different homes, the coffee table book has come into its own.  Coffee tables look good with oversized pictorial books on them. Many people purchase these books to decorate their tables because the covers are truly frame-worthy. These types of books are enjoyed visually and are rarely published or purchased for an in-depth read.

Coffee tables are also comfortable - for your feet, that is. Many people want to sink into a soft sofa or chair and prop their feet up on a coffee table after a long and hard day. Such a position is great for unwinding or watching TV. Just be careful not to knock over any of the home decor items placed on your accent table.

Coffee tables are easy to overlook, but they play an important role in a living room or family room.  They carry out and highlight your room's theme, thereby giving your room a sense of completeness.  They're also functional by helping with storage.  If you need a reading lamp, coffee tables are there to provide a space for that.  Since coffee tables raise the comfort level and enhance the style of any room, don't forget them when decorating.