It’s the pride and joy of any living room, the coffee table sits smugly center place and probably gets the most airtime when it comes to entertaining loved ones or friends. But is your coffee table doing your home and you any justice? Gone are the days when we had no choice but to walk into the local department store and pick a color, any color, and small pickings at that. Today we’re able to upcycle, recycle, refurbish, rehash, and reuse to our heart’s content! And when it comes to a unique and eye-catching coffee table – anything goes.
The real trick to creating rooms that are as full of character as you is to think outside the box and start getting creative. The first step is to think about what you use your coffee table for – and use it well. While they are called ‘coffee’ tables, we all know that that is not the be-all and ends all of their existence. Think about the other items you like to keep at hand on your coffee table and let your imagination run wild!
It’s a handy place for keeping your stack of home and garden magazines, for other leisurely reads, fresh flowers, or other eye-catching knick-knacks that suit the character of the room. Look at the different ways you use your coffee table and go from there. If you are someone who likes to be surrounded by beautiful things, think about having built-in shelves for holding your décor items. Dress up your grey coffee tables by using glass, polished wood, etched wood, or other recycled items.