Studies have shown that the happiest people enjoy about 2.5 hours of free time each day. The key is to unplug and enjoy quality relaxing time.
That’s why it’s no wonder that the best place to relax is the living room. After all, it’s the perfect place to unwind with a book, play board games with family, or entertain friends.
If you’re not using your living room, a missing coffee table could be to blame. Read on to learn how coffee tables can transform your living room into the most useful and relaxing place in the house.
Brings Structure and Style to Your Living Room Design
Every living room needs a comfy sofa, loveseat, or recliner for relaxing. But, even a matching furniture set can feel lacking without the right coffee table to tie them together.
A coffee table creates a central item to orient the furniture around. This will make all the furniture in the room look like it belongs there. It adds much needed structure to your home design.
A coffee table also gives you another way to define the style of your space. Unlike the large expense of buying a new sofa, updating your coffee table lets you change up the style of the room without breaking the bank.
For a farmhouse look, consider a rustic wooden table and for a formal look, try a glass top table. If you really want to freshen up your space, try a round coffee table rather than a traditional rectangular table.
Offers a Place to Display Cherished Items and Home Decor
You can always stash travel mementos, photo albums, and other special knick-knacks on a bookshelf, but they won’t get the attention they deserve. Why not feature them on the living room’s natural focal point, the coffee table?
After all, coffee table books are so-named because they’re designed for a prominent display on a coffee table. You can even create your own custom coffee table book. It’s the perfect medium to show off a special vacation, your favorite artwork, or even a work presentation you’re proud of.
The coffee table is also a nice place to put a small houseplant, fresh cut flowers, or scented candles. These personal touches will really make the space smell great and feel more inviting.
Creates a Convenient Spot for Food and Drinks
What better way is there to relax than with a movie and popcorn? The only way to make it better is to have a dedicated place to put your snacks. That’s why every TV room needs a coffee table.
With a coffee table, you’ll have a convenient place to put your snacks without having to reach over to an end table. You’ll be less apt to spill your drink if you’re grabbing it from right in front of you.
You can also use the living room coffee table as a spot to eat a casual dinner. It makes the perfect spot to enjoy a pizza night. Plus, you can catch up on your favorite TV shows or movies while you eat.
If you have friends over, you can relax in your living room while enjoying snacks and drinks. Set a cheese board and some cocktail coasters on your coffee table and you have all you need for entertaining.
Makes the Perfect Spot for Board Games or Puzzles
Do you enjoy puzzles or board games? They’re a popular pastime for a lot of people, but the main challenge is finding the right spot for them. After all, you need a large flat surface that you can devote to the game.
If you start a puzzle or a game of Monopoly on the kitchen table, you won’t be able to eat meals there until you finish. Setting up a temporary card table is an option, but it can make the room look cluttered.
That’s why a coffee table is the perfect location for games and puzzles. It’s a multipurpose table that’s close to the comfy living room furniture. Plus, since you don’t need to eat at the table, you can resume your puzzle or board game whenever you want.
Provides a Handy Homework Spot
After a long day at school sitting at a desk, your kids might not want to do their homework at the kitchen table. Doing their homework at the coffee table gives them a chance to stretch out.
This change in seating can even help your child with their schoolwork. Sometimes, a change in scenery can boost our thinking skills and help us solve a problem we couldn’t before.
While your kids do their homework at the living room coffee table, you can relax on the sofa. You can use the time to read a book and unwind from your day while also enjoying some family time. Plus, you’ll be easy to reach if they need help with their homework.
Encourages You to Put Your Feet Up
One of the best practical uses of a coffee table is that it gives you a place to put your feet up. Sometimes the simple act of putting your feet up reminds you that it’s time to relax. It’s also good for circulation and your overall health.
If there’s no room for a footstool or a recliner in your living room, putting your feet up can be a challenge. It can also be tough if the whole family is piled onto the sofa with you.
With a sturdy coffee table, you’ll get a convenient place to put your feet up. At the end of a long day, a coffee table provides a reminder that you can relax.
Coffee Tables Can Transform the Style and Function of Your Living Room
Coffee tables are the real MVPs of living rooms. They help tie your living room design together, they provide a space to eat and play games, and they give you a place to show off your favorite knick-knacks.
Without a coffee table, you’re not getting the most out of your den or living room. Choose a coffee table that speaks to your design preferences and see how it can transform your living space.
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Founder Dinis Guarda
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