Types of Coffee Tables

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For many people one of the most necessary pieces of furniture in their living room is the coffee table. A coffee table is the perfect place to set and store things that are used often but are not used at the moment. A coffee table also creates a focal point in the room. Coffee tables come in a wide variety of styles, types and materials. The reason that a coffee table is so important is that it breaks up the room; few other furniture choices look right in the middle of the room.


Coffee tables made of glass are a favourite choice for many people because they are elegant and match any theme, room or design. Glass coffee tables come in a wide variety of styles, sizes and designs, and custom-made glass coffee tables are sure to fit the decor of any home to a tee. Glass coffee tables are reasonably priced and easy to care for. The only drawback to a glass coffee table is that, although they are made of durable reinforced glass, they can shatter. In a home with rambunctious children, a glass coffee table is not the best choice.


People have chosen wood as the material of choice for their coffee tables for years. Many types of wood are available to choose from that come in many colours, designs and types. Wood coffee tables are sophisticated, simple, modern, classic or any other design that is required by the decor of the rest of the room. The variety of woods, sizes, styles and colours available are overwhelming, so if a wood coffee table is the choice for your home, perform some research before making the final choice.

Lift Top

Lift-top coffee tables are one of the most useful and versatile types of coffee tables on the market. As with all coffee tables, lift-top tables are found in a wide variety of sizes and styles. Lift-top tables are generally made of many types of wood. The beauty of a lift-top table is that the top rises to the perfect height to use as a dinner table, a workspace or an ideal place to work on a laptop computer. Along with these features, under the tabletop is storage. Lift-top tables generally offer generous storage under the top, creating an excellent place to store remotes and other items out of sight.

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