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Living in each house is the heart of the home and each owner is trying to arrange the room so that she was not only comfortable and harmonious, but still impressive and exciting. Today, an integral part of the living room, along with a comfortable sofa, armchairs and a fireplace, a coffee, or as it used to be called in our country, a coffee table.
History of the coffee table
This piece of furniture comes from 1868, its founder is considered to be a European Edward William Godwin. The truth table for the living room initially was about 70 cm tall and has later acquired a kind familiar to us. However, this man initiated the development of such an interesting and important functional attribute of today’s living. And although there is no consensus, where it has borrowed the idea of creating a low table, or from the Ottoman culture, whether from so popular at that time in Europe, the Japanese culture, the fact remains that today the popularity of coffee tables are so large that the subject furniture can be found in every home.
Leading manufacturers of furniture quickly picked up so fast breaks in the richest houses of Europe that world fashioned accessory and began to make tables from a variety of materials: wood, glass, stone and copper.
With the advent of new technologies arsenal of materials for the manufacture of coffee tables has increased significantly. In addition, its diversity will make this piece of furniture available to any segment of the population. At the same time rapidly develop and design ideas on the coffee table – now nobody will be surprised primitive table with carved legs and a glass top. But here’s an idea of the design sometimes simply amazing. Thus, all the coffee tables can be divided into three groups:
Practical or maximize the functionality of tables, which is sufficiently large countertop and lots of drawers and shelves for small items.
Coffee tables – transformers. The design of the table allows easy movement of the hand to turn it into an ottoman, a number of separate tables or banquette with upholstered seat. The rage of the transformer – a table, which is of a low coffee table is easily converted into a large dining table at which fits the whole family and guests.
How to choose a coffee table
First and foremost when choosing this piece of furniture should be considered:
- style of living;
- color scheme, even if it is a bright accent the interior, it should ideally be combined with those used in the room with flowers and harmoniously fit into the design space;
- squaring the room and immediately place to put the table, especially when it comes to living in a small apartment.
Few practical tips
Practice shows that most of moves still remain coffee tables made of wood. And this phenomenon has a logical explanation: the material is easy to fit in any style, suitable for any color and is ideal in nursing. In addition, if you select a table from a tree in warm colors for a room with a cold classic combination of black and white interior is immediately filled with comfort and warmth, and at the same time not lose its rigor.
If you have hardwood or laminate flooring coffee table made of wood the same color will be an excellent companion to him, and the overall picture of this room would benefit.
However, in order to please the coffee table perfect walked into your living room is not necessarily appropriate to lay flooring in color or resort to other radical measures. Suffice it to throw on the couch or chair a few decorative pillows of similar color, or put a small chair with upholstery to match the countertop.
Another popular material for countertops is a glass coffee table, the legs of which can be of very different materials. However, when choosing a glass table ready to be permanently erased from the dust, although this disadvantage is compensated entirely appearance, because even a table for a sufficiently large size will not clutter the room due to its transparency.
Coffee table is always the center of attention in the living room, as it is are placed around the main items of furniture such as a sofa, chair and ottoman. That is why the choice of such an important attribute of any room should be approached, thinking through all the details. Starting from the destination of the piece of furniture, namely whether it is a decorative element or whether it will be used for its intended purpose or whether it will only be a place for a flower vase or storage of all kinds of magazines and notebooks, and ending with the material from which it is made.
Finally it remains to say that it is the home owner tastes should be decisive, in fact it must be like living and love for your home will fill his positive energy that accurately assess any guest house.