Coffee tables and roman shades both show versatility for living room design

Nov 16 2010

Coffee tables are a decorative and practical addition to a living room.
Coffee tables are a decorative and practical addition to a living room.
Whether it's called a coffee, occasional or sofa table, setting a small table in front of a couch or between seating in a living room is both decorative and practical.

It can be used as a surface for refreshments or as additional seating. Some examples are fabric-covered ottomans or an upholstered bench that can double as an extra seat or a place to set down a tray of snacks and beverages.

According to RealSimple.com, the many choices in coffee table styles range from contemporary glass-topped versions to hardwood with turned legs. Those that come with drawers or a shelf beneath the top surface provide storage.


The website suggested a beveled mirror top to fit a room decorated in Art Deco style and a traditional Parsons table to suit a rustic décor.


Some occasional tables look well set next to a window decorated in a treatment that coordinates with the rest of the room. Roman shades are available in a wide range of fabrics, offering a timeless quality to any décor. Light-filtering roman shades allow natural light to permeate a room without giving up privacy.
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