20 Contemporary Coffee Tables, Tips for Selecting Coffee Tables for Interior Decorating

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Coffee table is very important, functional and decorative modern furniture item for living room design. Traditional and contemporary coffee tables attract attention and add comfort to room decorating, bringing unique textures and interesting design ideas into home interiors.

There are many various, traditional and contemporary coffee tables on the market.  It is important to find the coffee table which creates a focal point for you living room decorating or emphasizes other beautiful home furnishings, creating attractive, harmonious and bright family room or living room design.

Modern coffee tables are wonderful furniture items that add trendy color, light and modern form to interior decorating or home staging, drawing the attention to a certain element of family room or living room design.

Modern coffee tables

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1. Coffee table functionality

The simple coffee table design is perfect for a tea party. Contemporary soffee tables with wheels are excellent for serving your guests.

If the coffee table will be used only for interior decorating and displaying few magazines, books or decorations, consider to buy a contemporary coffee table with a shelf. Modern coffee tables with shelves are gorgeous, stylish and practical.

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Folding coffee tables extend and can be used for board games or big companies. Modern coffee tables with shelves and drawers are convenient for toys, tableware and blankets storage.

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2. Coffee table materials

Traditional coffee tables are made of metal, glass, wood or wrought iron. Contemporary coffee tables can be made of all this materials and cork, plastic or composite new materials also.

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Wood is classic, beautiful and warm material for creating traditional and contemporary coffee tables, which are easy to care for, strong and pleasnt. Wooden coffee tables do not like exess of moisture and very heavy.

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Glass coffee tables are delicate, beautiful and stylish, although for the house with young children a glass coffee table is not the best choice. Coffee tables are durable, but very heavy and suit only to certain interiors. Contemporary coffee tables made of plastic, aluminum or cork are perfect for homes with kids.

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3. Coffee table form

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The form of a coffee table is an important element of design. Round, square, oval, triangular or free shape coffee tables add unique decorative accents to family room or living room design.

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Choose a coffee table that is made of materials that match your interior decorating colors and textures, and select the form that emphasizes your interior decorating style.

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4. Traditional wooden coffee tables

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A good coffee table design is pleasing to the eye, comfortable, functional, decorative and easy to take care of.  Without a coffee table the room design feel incomplete. The right coffee table turns a room into welcoming, attractive and modern space.

5. Contemporary coffee tables

  by Ena Russ   
  last updated: 31.01.2012

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