How to Choose The Right Coffee Table

Charles Barr Coffee Tables

We often get asked questions about coffee tables and there is quite a lot to consider when choosing the right coffee table for your living room. For once the of choice timber type is quiet easy as you will generally be matching in to existing furniture in the room; this time it’s about the functionality of it.

You want to keep in style and have a traditional looking coffee table but what size? Will it have storage? Do you want drawers or a shelf? You need to consider what the table will be used for when purchasing.

A Diverse Range of Coffee Tables

One thing that we’re proud of with the designs of the Charles Barr coffee tables are their diversity. Each one is design and manufactured to sit within a particular range but we have also considered the range of uses when starting out of designing a new piece. Coffee tables are used for just about everything when it comes to modern day living, working, eating playing and storing. The coffee table is a useful piece of furniture that lends itself to all of these activities and in some cases it is actually used as a coffee table.

Although modern in its concept Charles Barr have adapted this versatile table design by offering a multitude of coffee table styles and sizes' all in traditional timbers such as mahogany and walnut and for those requiring a more contemporary look the company offers a number of designs in lighter cherry timbers.

Things to think about when buying a coffee table:

Height - Getting a coffee table that's the wrong height for it's need can be frustrating. Think about whether you need a low or high table and what it will be used for most.

Size - Think about the floor space it's going to take up in the room and what you need it for. If you get one that's too big you'll find it getting in the way. Too small and the primary reason for buying it, whatever it may be may lead you to regret your purchase.

Storage - Do you want storage? If so, do you want draws, cupboards or a simple shelf. For storage of DVD's or CD's a cupboard whould be better, however for storage of a few books and magazines then a simple shelf under the table will probably do the job nicely.

Legs - This really is down to style as well as use. If you plan to sit round with the family playing games then a large table with a centre leg pediment would be great; othwise you might want to stick to a mre traditional oblong or square coffee table.

These are just a few things to consider when choosing a coffee table but should you need anymore information get in touch. If you can't see a table in our range thats just what you're looking for then you can always to contact us about out bespoke design service. For more information click here

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