Do you love the look of coffee tables but have a too-small living room that would be overly crowded by the extra piece of furniture? Coffee tables can be used in almost any room of the house if you think creatively. Instead of looking at a coffee table as an oversized foot rest, consider other ways that you can utilize these gorgeous tables in your house. Here are five reasons to buy that table you love:
If you’ve got a flat-panel television set, why not give it a beautiful table to sit on? Coffee tables make fantastic and unexpected television stands. If you buy a table with drawers, you have instant hideaways for all of your remotes. Head to your local flea market or estate sale and look for a coffee table that you can repurpose. By finishing your new table in a way that is uniquely yours, you’ll create a focal point for your room that your friends will be envious of.
2.Kids’ Reading Table
Coffee tables are the perfect height for children’s tables. Store a few floor pillows under the table and pull them out when the kids need a comfy place to sit. Your children can use the coffee table as a place to do their homework, create works of art or even read their favorite library books.
3.Asian-Inspired Dining Table
If you love the look and feel of Asian furniture but find the pieces to be too pricey for your budget, a coffee table is the perfect height for Asian-inspired dining. Put a bamboo mat down on your floor, set up your coffee table on top of the mat and add floor pillows around the table in place of dining chairs. Your new table will be a great place to enjoy meals or a lazy cup of tea after a hard day at work.
A coffee table and a hutch can add storage space to a large bathroom. Place a coffee table against the wall and set a hutch on top of the table. You’ll have a new place to store all of your lotions, potions and towels. Whether you choose to buy new pieces or repurpose old ones, your new storage space will lend an interesting look to your bathroom.
A coffee table placed at the end of your bed looks stylish and contemporary, no matter your choice of decor. You can put pillows on top of the table and create an instant seating bench, add beautiful baskets for more storage or even put a couple of lamps on the table for added lighting. A table at the foot of your bed is also a great place to display treasured photographs of the family. What could be better than looking at the smiling faces of your loved ones just before you fall asleep?
If you have fallen in love with that certain coffee table but think that it won’t fit in your house, think again. You don’t have to set the table up in a traditional way. Use it in your bedroom, your bathroom or even in the kitchen if you wish. Remember that there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to decorating; you’re only limited by your imagination.
Lindsey Ratcliff writes for interior design blogs. Look for coffee tables, sofas and foot stools at sofasandsectionals.com.