The first step to selecting a right coffee table would be choosing a location which will simplify the selection of black table. Look for how it affects the surrounding furniture. Transitional coffee tables with an airy base can accommodate stacks of books and various magazines.
The style should be selected in accordance to the style prevalent in the room and the style followed by other furniture. Store newspapers and magazines in a basket underneath the table or nearby to keep the surface uncluttered, or consider a trunk-style table that can store any number of things – from extra cushions and throws to books and board games. Stash baskets, trunks and old suitcases under simple legged Tea tables to ground spaces that are otherwise too open. The space between the sofa and table should be kept to a minimum; otherwise the table will appear to float in the middle of the room. Also, drinks and books should be within easy reach from the sofa.It is helpful to carry some snapshots of your existing living room furniture with you on your way to shopping to help visualize the possible combinations. If you wish to go for traditional style, go for hardwood solid or brass whereas the contemporary tea tables are crafted from stone, leather or glass.
Transitional coffee tables should be the same height as the surrounding seating with 18 inches being a good average. The size should be decided keeping in mind the size of the room and the scale of surrounding furnishings. There should be ease of movement around the table.
The color should be picked considering the seating, other furniture in the room, and the décor theme of the room. A color with an upholstered coffee table will definitely draw people to the surrounding sofas. Top it up with a tray to hold various items to soften a strong color.
Using a vintage object for a coffee table adds a bit of history. Make sure the piece is stable and all the connections are secure. Another factor to be considered is to check how it will sit on the floor or rug and whether it will damage the surfaces. Rusty metal bases can scratch or stain the flooring. It is highly important to choose the fabric wisely. Outdoor fabrics are smart.