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Decorating your room or home is a fun experience for many home and condo owners. Regardless of how much change is involved, how you decorate your space can reveal a lot about your personality and lifestyle.
From selecting a colour scheme for your walls to picking out furniture, these choices reflect the atmosphere that you want to create and ultimately how you want to live. Even something as simple as purchasing a coffee table can say a lot about you. So what can it say about you? For starters, let’s talk about this essential living room piece.
The Coffee Table in Your Room
When it comes to decorating your space and giving it a new look, coffee tables are usually an afterthought. They are often overshadowed by larger furniture in the room, such as sofas, a big screen TV or a grand piano. And even so, most people don’t find them very noticeable or interesting because it’s just there. Unlike vases, artwork, pillow cases, and other decor items, coffee tables are bought as an essential furniture piece to compliment the rest of the room, and not because it’s “pretty.” Yet, somehow, coffee table can have impact the look and feel of a room.
What Your Coffee Table Says About you
Because a coffee table is a vital piece of living room furniture, it can reveal quite a bit about a homeowner’s lifestyle and personal taste. For instance, are there plants or books on the table? Or nothing at all? Is the style traditional or contemporary? And what does this say about the homeowner? Here are some examples.
Coffee tables with hand-wrought iron or gold finishes and a glass top are made for people who have an eye for elegance and sophistication. These coffee tables are perfect for displaying your fancy english tea set, flower bouquet, and other high-end accessories.
The Urban Dweller
Plain glass-top coffee tables with either a metal or glass base makes a room look contemporary and modern. These are ideal for people who want a minimalist lifestyle and not have too much clutter on their coffee table. A simple and modern design makes a room look very sharp and clean.
The Busy Family
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With a full-time job and kids to look after, things can get really messy. Versatile coffee tables, such as the Ewan table are for the busy parents. These tables offer plenty of storage space to hide all of the toys, magazines, and books that were left on the table. Best of all it can also be raised to function as a working desk.
People who are going for a laid-back bohemian look would want a wooden coffee table that has a natural or rustic feel. This is usually accompanied by mix of sprightly colours such as orange, aqua, purple, and red. These coffee tables look organic and natural. They are ideal for those who seek a down-to-earth but also exotic lifestyle.
People who want to create a traditional and classy atmosphere in their homes would invest in furniture with classical European design elements. The coffee tables boast clipped corners and intricate carvings. It has a dark wooden finish that well suits adding an embellished tray. Top it off with some encyclopedias, and a few cocktails are some additional touches for an evening with guests.
Where to Look
If you’re out of ideas and need some inspiration to create a living room space that suits your style and personality, start by looking at home magazines and design blogs. You can also find inspiration on social media sites such Pinterest.
Once you have something in mind, you can find a wide array of coffee tables through an online catalogue. While it’s always best to see things in person by visiting a store, online catalogues allows you to cover more ground in less time. So it’s definitely worth checking out.