Many of will change up our sofas or chairs or even our beds, but what about our coffee tables? They are workhorses. They hold our vignettes and our drinks. They are often make-shift kitchen tables too. Lots of us eat dinner on them. They become art stations and mini libraries and snack centers as well as footstools. Yes, our coffee tables get quite a work out over the years. But if you are like me, your coffee table gets very beat up and tired looking and even a little outdated. Did you know that many coffee tables these days are quite inexpensive? A new coffee table would go a long way to updating a room! Today let’s talk about how to update your coffee table…
There are six common coffee table shapes…
Rectangle coffee tables are probably the most popular. They should be at least two-thirds the length of your sofa. Rectangle coffee tables are my favorite because they offer lots of surface space and also fit into most living rooms and family rooms.
Square coffee tables offer a lot of top surface. Great for entertaining and game playing! It’s important to make sure you have enough space to handle a square table.
Oval coffee table are the marriage of the utility of a rectangle coffee table and the wow factor of a round. Often they can be found in petite dimensions that work well if you have smaller room.
I think round tables are quite a decor statement. They can sit almost on their own because they do not fit the lines of a sofa. They are perfect to put in front of a cozy grouping of furniture.
Think of a drum coffee table the same way as a round one. Only a much bigger statement! So pretty in a room that does not get tons of use!
Trunk coffee tables are a storage dream! These rectangle and square coffee tables are just the place when you need to stow things away. Many trunk style coffee tables can be used as large side tables too!
Other features to consider when updating a coffee table are shelves, drawers, bins, baskets, tray tables, lift tops, padded tops, casters and rolling legs. All these features are important to help your coffee table not only look nice but serve you and your home.
Here are some of my favorite reasonably priced coffee tables on the market! A few are a little over $100.00 dollars and lots and lots are deeply discounted! Don’t you love getting a bargain?
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Could your coffee table use an update? What coffee table would work in your home?
You might also like… HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT COFFEE TABLE . This post will help you choose just the right coffee table for your home.
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