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How to buy a Coffee Table - Orange County’s Furniture Warehouse

Buying a coffee table might seem overwhelming because there are so many styles and sizes to choose from. A coffee table needs to hold books and magazines, even drinks (coffee!), food and more. Its right in the middle of the room, so its important to get a table which complements your existing furniture and is functional at the same time. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re picking the coffee table. Consider the following. The coffee table is a functional piece so consider what role it will be playing. Will it have drinks on it, or will it be in a more elegant room, such as a low traffic dining area. Getting an idea of the scale of the room is good as well. You can temporarily put another piece of furniture in its place to get an idea of the coffee table’s footprint and how much space you have to work with. You might want to flank the coffee table with chairs or a sofa so get an idea of spacing. When you have a oversized sofa or sectional sofa, a big coffee table might be a good fit. An oversized coffee table can be a square, whereas the classic coffee table is a rectangle, consider your options based on your needs. Besides the different shapes, many coffee tables have lips around the side, this is a good option if there are kids or if the table is being used for food and drink, where something might spill. Furthermore, to make the area feel more airy, consider a different material, like glass. A glass top will not stop the eye, drawing attention to the other pieces of furniture around it instead. Glass coffee tables can work well with an area rug, where you want the focus on the rug as it complements the surrounding furniture. The opposite of the air look is a more cozy look, coffee tables such as trunks or something with storage can make the room feel more warm and cozy when compared to glass. Also, glass tables don't work well with kids as the glass tables usually have sharp angles. For young kids consider coffee tables that have a bevel. For an upholstered coffee table or ottoman, consider getting a sturdy fabric in a darker color in high traffic areas as it will, most likely, become soiled over time. Vintage coffee tables, that have wheels etc, can add a story to the room and work well when they complement furniture similar to this. Sculpted wood coffee tables can add warmth to the area. For all of these ideas, Pinterest can be a great place to start, to get an idea of what you are looking for and how the coffee table will work with other furniture. The last step is to try it out. We have some of our best selling coffee tables on the floor for you to try out. There are many options and styles, our sales staff can also help. We hope these quick tips have given you a couple ideas, and hope to see you soon! - Furnishing America

Furnishing America is a furniture store centrally located in Orange County Ca, on the border of Irvine and Santa Ana, in the South Coast Plaza Metro Area at the 405 / 55 interchange.

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