Top Tips For Choosing and Styling Your Coffee Table

There’s no doubt that a large coffee table properly styled can become the centrepiece of any modern living room. Other furniture is generally essential and functional, but a coffee table can make whatever design statement you like. It can be easily blended with existing furniture, or can be used to inject a disruptive breath of fresh air. It all depends on what you have in mind.

Here at Edmunds & Clarke we can provide everything you need to say exactly what you want. We’re an independent family-run business, and we’ve been providing our customers with ideas since 1977. We offer great quality products and reliable service, at prices to suit every budget. So read on to discover our top tips for finding and styling the perfect coffee table for your home.

Z designer 3' x 2' solid oak coffee table

Choosing the right table

Whether you’re looking for a painted, natural wood, long or round coffee table, Edmunds & Clarke can help. But before you make your choice, there are a few things you need to consider.

What size do you need?

If you have fairly spacious living room, a large coffee table can look stunning as well as being functional. If space is more limited, there are lots of beautiful designs to choose from with a more compact footprint. The point is, take note of available space before you decide on the size of your coffee table.

What’s the right style?

Picking the right style for your home can be a challenge, but fortunately there are countless options to choose from. If you want to add a contemporary splash to your rural cottage, something sleek and modern would be bold. But if your tastes are a little quirky and eclectic, something stand-out yet functional might be a good idea.

What about colour?

Colour can be critical, depending on both your taste and your existing decor. If colour coordination is important to you, there are some stunning painted coffee tables to choose from. Many are available in a variety of colours and styles. And where drawers are included you can choose from a range of knobs and handles.

The perfect finish

If painted furniture isn’t your thing, a large coffee table in a natural wood finish could be a great choice. There are styles to suit every taste, from traditional to ultra modern – and natural wood never goes out of fashion.

What do you want to say?

When choosing a coffee table it’s important to understand what kind of statement you’re trying to make. Even if you’re simply looking for an attractive centrepiece, the objects on it can make a big difference.

Instil a sense of calm sophistication with a couple of meaningful looking books and a simple but attractive ornament. Or hint at a wilder bohemian side with some contemporary sculpture and an exotic plant. Work out what you want to say, and Edmunds & Clarke will help you say it.

Visit our website or visit our Bury St Edmunds showroom to view the range of coffee tables we have available.

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