By Bernadette Arcouet. Coffee Table. Published at Thursday, January 31st, 2019 - 03:19:28 AM.
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.
Looking for coffee tables and end tables? When considering the furnishings for your family room you will want to make sure to incorporate convenience comfort and style. Choices for sofas and chairs will take a bit of time in order to come up with the choices that will not only look right in your living area but will also convey your personal sense of design and style. There also needs to be some consideration given to the right selections of sofa tables along with end tables. These accessory furniture items come in many different looks and offer many varieties of materials that you can choose.
Placing a mahogany coffee table in your living room or great room is probably the quickest way to add class to your home. Alternatively you could achieve the same effect by bringing in a beautiful marble coffee table. Granted it is easy to place low priority on selecting a good coffee table when looking for furniture. Your table is always there in front of you and it is so familiar that you hardly even notice it any more. However your guests will spend more time looking at the coffee table up close than any other item of furniture in the room. For them it will be the central furniture item in your home.
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.
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