I believe that one of the most important pieces of furniture that you can get for your home is the coffee table. For the very simple reason that it normally sits in the middle of the most visited part of your house, the living room, you might have to pay more attention in picking the right kind of coffee table than any other piece of furniture. Your personal taste should be reflected in your choice of coffee table. It should have character and style. The same thing can be said about the other pieces of furniture that you have in your home. You need to pick them with care and careful consideration. They have to reflect well on who you are.
If you are looking for the right type of coffee table to get, then here are some unique ideas that you should keep in mind and try out:
Trunk for Coffee Table- One of the most intriguing ideas that you can try out for a coffee table is to use a trunk for it. You can buy tables that have been designed to look like a trunk. The great thing about this sort of table is that it can give you an ample storage space inside. You can keep a lot of things inside such a trunk. You can keep some things that you need handy. An even better idea is to use an actual old trunk instead of a table designed to look like one. The older the trunk is the better. They can give the impression that you are a well-travelled person and the stuff that you have accumulated in your home is the result of years of collection.
Stacking Tables– You can use similar tables of diminishing sizes and stack them one on top of the other. This style can give a sense of balance to your place as well being very practical since it gives you more table area for the floor space used. Just make sure that you secure the tables in some way. Old Oriental style tables are well suited for this purpose.
Combination– You can try combining two types of materials and coming up with a fusion that would look great in any living room setting. For example you use a material that is obviously machine made like metal and then fuse it with a top that looks more natural and even rustic and you can create a furniture piece that is truly unique. This can be a great recycling experiment on your part as well.
Side by Side by Side- Earlier we have mentioned that you can use coffee tables of different sizes and put them one on top of top of the other, this time what you can do is just to put them side by side. You can use up to three tables for this effect. I suggest that you use three tables of similar designs and style to create the perfect style and effect on a coffee table. This can make things look a lot better.