After enjoying a meal with some guests, there is no better way to follow it up than by having brewed coffee and dessert on your new slate coffee table in your cool living room. According to one definition of a coffee table, it is a style of long, low table placed in front of a sofa to support beverages, magazines, feet, books and other small items. The idiom “Gather round the coffee table” is derived from this furniture piece and its penchant for encouraging hospitality and light conversation.

Coffee tables are functional and ornamental pieces for a living room. There are many types in the market ranging from antiques, contemporary and modern, and those made of wood, marble, glass and metal materials. Presently, the contemporary slate coffee tables are enjoying much popularity because of its durability, versatility and attractiveness. You can choose from many designs, shape and size to blend with the overall decor of your house. This type is easy to clean and maintain.

You have also the simple wooden coffee table which can be made of different hardwood like teak, walnut, rosewood, cedar and oak materials. They are sturdy and have various kinds of finish. If you want it glossy, you have it applied with polyurethane coating for protection. Choosing a wooden type is ideal if you have some kids in the house.

If your home decor is the contemporary style, one option you have is to choose a modern design to create an air of coziness and fashionable look to your interior design. There is a contemporary modern coffee table with abstract design being sold online. This gorgeous furniture is made with abstract design top of multi-colors like red, orange, black, blue, white, etc. and a high gloss lacquer finish. You can choose a round shape or whatever shape you want, a rectangular or oval. The standard supply is made of a black color wood frame and shelf with black color matte finish. The dimension is L 39″ x W 39″ x H 17″. Its retail price is $550 but is being offered for only $299.95.

If you want to add some class to your home decor, a top quality marble top variety is worth looking into. It looks stunningly great and makes a tantalizing impact on the room. You just have to keep it always clean and shiny with a marble cleaner. It is susceptible to stains because of the pores. They have many different eye-catching designs. Many people go for this kind because of its unique appeal.

Glass coffee tables are also very popular and much in demand. They are a bit delicate and expensive. They add a sense of elegance because of its awesome look. If you have kids around, you just have to make sure that they don't play around this fragile piece of furniture.

There are plenty of sizes, designs, models and brands to choose from whether you want a wooden, marble or glass top. You can choose European ultra modern or traditionally inspired designs such as Italian, French or Scandinavian, etc. All you have to do to make a choice is to go visit the furniture stores or browse the websites of distributors and for sure, you will find that fantastic coffee table that fits your budget, needs and taste.

Source by Betina Alexis