For the most part a coffee table is typically not given much thought when it comes to design. After all what’s the point of having it if it’s not going to do its job? The end result however can be a very pleasing one. It doesn’t matter what type of sofa you have, or what kind of center table you have either. A coffee table with an interesting shape and arrangement can be very effective in bringing together all of these pieces.
As with most things in life, there are pros and cons to every situation. For instance, in the case of coffee tables in particular. There are many people who think that using coffee tables with chairs is a no brainer. After all, what’s the difference between a sofa and a coffee table? Well, for starters a sofa is something that you sit on. A coffee table is something that you place in the middle of the room with chairs surrounding it.
Now some people argue that the style of a coffee table with a couch and end tables should be the same. This would mean that a sofa and a coffee table would be interchangeable and that’s not necessarily the case. In fact there are some definite advantages to using a sofa and end tables in a coffee table set. Let’s look at some of these advantages and disadvantages.
Let’s start with the advantage of using a sofa and end tables. Since the sofa provides more surface area the overall space that you have to fill in is less. This allows for more options when it comes to design. For instance you can put in more features such as a music system or a DVD player. In the case of a coffee table you might only be able to use two chairs.
The other advantage of having a sofa and a coffee table combined is that you can easily move them around if necessary. For example, if you have visitors that come over and stay for a while you might want to move your sofa to another room every time they leave. If this means moving the sofa to a different part of the house you could simply do so by placing it in the middle of the room. Then, when people come over they can easily sit in the living room. This is also useful if you want to entertain family members from different parts of the house.
So now we know what the advantages are and why a combination of sofa and end tables is a great idea. There are a few other things that both of these pieces of furniture can do. For instance the sofa can provide extra seating if you have guests that want to sit down.
The end tables can also be used to set up a small table if you want to set up a small buffet. So it doesn’t really matter whether you are living in a home with a traditional design or an apartment with more of an eclectic feel, you can incorporate both of these pieces into your home decorating scheme quite easily.