Center Table Ideas
There are so many different options and styles to choose from! But how to choose the right one! Choosing the right center table is so important because it ties everything together in a harmonious perfection and today I'll show you how to choose the right one.
A space without a center table is like bread without butter. It just feels incomplete and bland. This is how important this furniture piece is. There are so many options, so we'll organize all options based on their features. You can choose from shape, color, and material.
Let's start with the basics, its shape. To choose the right shape, you must understand the general shape of your furniture forms and their purpose. If you have a long living or entertainment room, go with a rectangular center table.
This way your seating set will feel like part of the center table, and the space will accent its proportion. Rectangular center tables are a safe bet, they usually go with any living, since it generally forms a rectangular shape. Talking about rectangular, you can compose different forms into a rectangular shape, like a couple of rounded center tables that together form some sort of rectangle.
Say, you have a very big square living room. Choose an irregular or rounded shape for your center table. This will break the monotony of the space and give your space a nice distinctive element in its core.
The opposite, if you like everything symmetrical go for the squared one. Also, squared center tables go great when you have L-shaped sofas and not much furniture. Of course, there are times when you have neither a rectangular nor a square, but a circular shape. You can play with a rounded center table or also an irregular shape. Circular center tables work great when you have different sizes and styles of furniture. Basically, the space proportion can guide you to choose the right shape.
Now, the materials. For this one, we'll use the decor style to make it work. If you want an industrial or modern style, choose metal or wood with a sharp and minimalist finish as your material selection.
If you want an art deco or 60s style, choose plastic or polycarbonate materials, or even something wild like leather or organic materials with a touch of uniqueness to them. However, if you're going with a more classical and traditional style, you'll definitely need to choose real wood like mahogany, oak, or walnut, with a solemn and elegant look.
Now, about colors. I actually mean the colors of the textures. I don't recommend using actual colors, like yellow, red, or blue. Instead play with the whites of a marble-like table, some blacks of a metal table, or some dark brown of the wooden table. You can play with the colors of the sofa set, some paints, or even the ornaments.
Center tables are supposed to be pieces that tie the entire room, and not be the focal point. On a side note, center tables can vary in function, some may be as an entertainment pieces and utility fixtures, incorporating smart features such as docking or charging stations on them, or any other connectivity features. But most of them will be used in a more traditional manner. As a place to put stuff (magazines, accessories, phones, and so on).