COFFEE & SIDE TABLES
The history of coffee tables or side tables as a branch of home furniture dates back to the early to mid-nineteenth century. A table that was designed by E. W. Godwin in 1868 and manufactured in a large quantity was described as a “coffee table” by R. W. Symonds & B. B. Whineray in Victorian Furniture. While there is certainly dispute as to whether this was the origin of coffee tables, it certainly is one of the first coffee tables or side tables recorded in history. However, the use of a piece of furniture for the purpose of placing tea or coffee sets on a table and enjoying a good life certainly predates Godwin's coffee table. Today, this versatile furniture is an essential element in a living room to create a central location for people to gather around. Our selection of coffee tables and side tables in Singapore will ensure you can find something that not only pairs well with your sofa and other furniture pieces in your living room, but also accentuates the space it is in. It can also be functional – providing storage for accessories like TV remote controllers, magazines, and coasters to keep your space looking neat and tidy.
Coffee tables come in a variety of shapes, but they are typically either rectangular, square, or round. While they are made mainly of wood entirely in the past, it is now increasingly popular to have coffee tables or side tables made with or adorned in mirrors, marble, stainless steel, or acrylic. Homeowners in Singapore can consider the Thierry Nesting Tables in Black & Gold, which features a combination of mirrors and stainless steel to make a set of gorgeous side tables. These can serve as coffee tables for entertaining guests in your living room for a more compact space. For those seeking a sophisticated ambience, a marble coffee table such as the Atlas White & Gold Marble Coffee Table will give your living room an unassuming yet elegant shine. To complement it, other marble coffee tables such as the Zephyrus III Marble Black End Table or mirrored side tables such as Vis-a-vis-II Brushed Gold Side Table will be a great addition to the living room, dining room or even bedroom. Of course, if you lean towards mirrored furniture, then the Etienne Mirrored Coffee Table or Bianca 3-Drawer Mirrored Side Table Nightstand will allow you to bring forth the interior décor of your handsome home by reflecting anything gorgeous in the surrounding. Other mirrored side tables available at Finn Avenue include Venetian Mirrored Side Table and Thierry II 2-Drawer End Table, Black & Gold.
When purchasing a new coffee table, some interior designers believe the size of the furniture should be about two-thirds the length of your sofa so that it is proportionate. As for how tall it should be, some interior designers recommend the table be roughly two inches lower than the seat height on your sofa. However it depends on the specific styles and functions you wish the coffee table to perform.
Comfort is the most crucial factor to consider when deciding where to place your coffee table in the living room. Of course, everyone has their preference, and you can tweak the table's position accordingly. However, it is advisable to place your coffee table not more than 18 inches away from the edge of your sofa. Doing so leaves plenty of legroom while ensuring the table isn't too far away. If there is a fair gap between you and the coffee table, you will often find yourself stretching to place a drink on the table, which is uncomfortable. However, it depends on the overall setting of the living room environment; for example, if you have a large living room and use it for more formal entertainment, some interior designers would prefer wider gaps.
Side tables and coffee tables are important decorative elements in living rooms and other common areas. A coffee table is usually larger and lower in height and is typically placed in front of the sofa for placing drinks or food. Side tables, on the other hand, are usually smaller and are placed at the side of a sofa or armchair at a convenient height for placing cups or plates.
One key difference between side tables and coffee tables is their height. Side tables are typically taller and narrower than coffee tables, which means they take up less floor space. If you have a smaller living room and want to conserve space, or if you want to create a reading corner with a lamp, a side table might be a good choice. On the other hand, if space is not an issue and you frequently need a surface for books, drinks, and food, a coffee table might be more suitable. Ultimately, the right choice for you will depend on your specific needs and preferences.
Protecting your glass coffee table from scratches ensures it lasts longer and continues looking its best. Let us share a few tips on how you can make your glass table scratch-resistant:
When shopping for a coffee table or a side table, there are several factors to consider. Here are some tips on how to find the right one for your home: