When you are decorating your living room, no matter what style decor you may choose, you want furnishings and accessories to compliment your furniture. The coffee table is an important furnishing in all living rooms. And it serves a variety of purposes for you and your guests. Trunk coffee tables can be storage for blankets and throws for the cold weather. Coffee tables with drawers can hold stationary, pens, and other sundries. Double shelved coffee tables can provide space for beautiful accessories as well as magazines and books. Or coffee tables can be more than utilitarian, and more decorative with candles, vases, small sculptures and art books. You can put plants and flowers on coffee tables for color and interest.
Of course the coffee table is also used for food and beverages. The size and shape of your coffee table should not only compliment the chairs and sofas in your living room, but it should also be large enough for comestibles. Coffee tables are made from many different materials like wood, glass, metal, cushions with trays for stability, and ottomans with fabric.
They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. When choosing your coffee table you should take into consideration your decor style, your needs regarding extra storage, and whether or not you want it to also be a decorative piece of furniture.
The images below are a variety of suggestions to help you make some informed choices about your coffee table and the type of accessories you might like to put on it. All images and resources are courtesy of Pinterest and the images are expandable.