Published at Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 - 01:36:42 AM. Coffee Table. By Laverne Lacroix.
While the coffee table may seem like it has always been a part of home decor they actually did not come into use in the American home until the 1920s. While coffee lovers in England was active in coming up with furniture pieces to facilitate a coffee shop type atmosphere their solution was a table that still stood at about 27 inches tall. The much shorter coffee table height of 18-20 inches which has now become standard came into play when the prohibition of the 1920s changed the focus of the home entertainment scene.
After enjoying a meal with some guests there is no better way to follow it up than by having brewed coffee and dessert on your new slate coffee table in your cool living room. According to one definition of a coffee table it is a style of long low table placed in front of a sofa to support beverages magazines feet books and other small items. The idiom Gather round the coffee table is derived from this furniture piece and its penchant for encouraging hospitality and light conversation. Coffee tables are functional and ornamental pieces for a living room.
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