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 pairs well with your sofa and other furniture pieces in your living room. 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 in 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 side tables such as the Zephyrus III Marble Black End Table or mirrored side tables such as 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 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.
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: