The way you use your coffee table is a key factor, if yours tends to double as a dining table for yourself or children, look for an easy to clean surface such as glass or poly, if you are intending on housing your DVD collection in your coffee table you will need to look for something with storage. If you have young children who may be crawling, or climbing on furniture, you may like to consider something with round edges, which does not necessarily limit you to round designs; many rectangle tables will have a softer curved edge.
There are a variety of things you can do with a lift top coffee table. If you like to eat at the coffee table but you don't like to hunch over to reach your food, you can simply lift the top of the table up so it sits at a comfortable height for you to enjoy a good meal. Using your laptop in the living room has never been more comfortable than with a lift top coffee table. Instead of bending over to type you can simply adjust your lift top coffee table so that your computer is at the perfect typing height.
No law says that the coffee table has to be in one piece! You can purchase a table that's actually a few small tables that fit into each other when not in use or are separate tables that can be placed around the living room; these types of tables are called a nest of tables and provide an alternative to having one big table in the middle of the room. The nest of tables is perfect for homes with a small living room.
If you have your pad set up in the high-chic, high-tech and ultra-modern outlook, it is better to get a table that is made of metal or steel with glass top. This will be more effective in pairing up with the rest of the furniture in your room too.
For instance, if you like to eat and watch TV at the same time, you can get a table with a top that cantilevers up and out, creating an eating area that is far more convenient and elegant than TV trays. If you have children, you may want to get a coffee table that has extra storage, so you can easily store kid's toys and games while you entertain company. Some coffee tables also have thoughtful storage areas for remotes - a big help for those who have a number of them to keep track of.
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