By Alli Sypert, Designer
La-Z-Boy, Spanish Fort
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I worked with a darling customer recently who was worried about her room looking incomplete if she didn't have a coffee table. The problem is her husband and children love lying on the floor in front of the TV. We make many design decisions because our mama made the same decision, our friends make the same decision, our neighbors made the same decision...we grew up with it this way... and getting a coffee table is one of those "well, of course!" decisions. We get a coffee table because ... well, that's what we are supposed to do, right?
Our living rooms are now a place to play, work, and relax. In many homes, the living room has became a schoolroom, a workout room, a playroom, a playground, a yoga studio, and guess what... many of us have to move the coffee table out of the way at least once a day! The living room has truly taken center stage.
We would NEVER think about NOT getting a coffee table in front of our sofa. Am I right? But think of the open space you can have! There is freedom in gaining some space you've not had. And the alternatives are endless: small, easy -to-move drink tables, magazine holders, side tables. The coffee table, especially if its too large, too tall, too small, or too delicate, can be the "elephant in the room."
The case for a coffee table.
The coffee table, however, is the center axis of the living room for many families.
1. It controls clutter.
2. It holds magazines, drinks, offers space for puzzles, games, and gives you a place to prop your feet.
3. You have endless choices of surfaces, sizes, and colors.
4. For so many of us, its hard to imagine living without one!
So...which one would you choose? Coffee table or no coffee table?
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NEXT WEEK'S BLOGPOST & POLL:
The coffee table: Square, Rectangular, or Round?
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