Usually, a coffee table is the center point of a sitting area. This area might be a small, cozy place with a sofa and a couple of chairs, a medium-sized family room that needs to be inviting for kids and their friends or an elegant living room designed for entertaining guests. You’ll want to keep several considerations in mind when choosing your modern center tables, including size, material, style and function.
The way you use a coffee table will help inform your selection. For some, it’s a canvas for artful arrangements of objects, while for others, it’s made a proper dining table redundant. A tabletop decked out in weighty vases and sleek statuary requires rock-solid construction, which may rule out tables that require some self-assembly.
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Solid construction is also recommended for those whose living room must withstand the rigours of the under-six-set. A coffee table can also function as storage in cramped quarters, but doesn’t necessarily limit your search to models with built-in shelving under the tabletop if this double-duty is a must-have feature. Tables with an open and airy base can still accommodate attractive stacks of books, filling the negative space between floor and tabletop.