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How to Choose the Right Coffee Table January 31, 2019

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How to Choose the Right Coffee Table, Fairbanks, Alaska

A coffee table doesn't have to be just a repository for remote controls, magazines, and cups and mugs. Depending on the room and your needs, a coffee table can add depth to any décor, serve as a conversation piece, and be utilized as a display for figurines and knickknacks. First, however, you need to choose the right coffee table for your space. Below are a few tips to help you do this.

Explore Different Shapes

Historically, coffee tables have typically been long and rectangular in shape, but, today, this isn't your only option. Oval and round tables are also common, and unorthodox shapes can be found, too; for example, you can select a series of nesting tables or even a slice of a tree trunk to serve as a tabletop. To find the ideal one for your space, consider the design scheme. Rectangles and squares are nice additions to a more traditional interior, while oval and round coffee tables work well in mid-century and modern décor. Unusual shapes should be used in less-formal rooms, like a den or family room.

Consider the Height

coffee tableCoffee tables are generally anywhere from 16 to 18 inches tall. This allows them to integrate well into most rooms. But always consider the height of your furniture. Some couches are extremely tall, and certain types of antique chairs are overstuffed or sit high off the ground. If your room has one of these furniture options, you will need a taller coffee table, usually one at least 20 or 21 inches in height. You should be able to easily access the table from the nearest seating places.

Select an Appropriate Material

Coffee tables can be made out of any one of a number of materials, including wood, wood veneer, plastic, and even metal. Many tables have glass tops or glass shelves. If your table is in a formal living room, a more traditional look is often best, such as a wood table with a glass top. For a more relaxed setting, plastic and wood veneer can withstand a lot and still maintain their look and shape.


By bearing these points in mind when coffee table shopping, you will find the perfect one for your home. House of Kustom carries a full line of coffee tables and living room furniture to match any design preference and budget. Since 1972, they have been the furniture store of choice for the Fairbanks, AK, area. To learn more, contact them today by calling (907) 456-5321, visiting them online, or messaging them on Facebook.

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