Walk into any home and you are sure to find at least one table, with most having closer to three or four. Whether you are looking to fully furnish your home or simply redecorate it is important to figure out exactly what you want and need prior to seeking out options. With the large variety of table choices available in both retail stores and online, one must determine the primary purpose the table will serve and how it is going to be used. Another key component to take into consideration before picking out a new table is to decide where it will go in your home; how much space have you allotted for this new piece of furniture? Most importantly, you must be able to differentiate between all the different tables that are available for homes including dining tables, coffee tables, end tables, telephone tables, and foyer tables.
A dining table is simply a table that is used for dining purposes such as eating breakfast or dinner. It can usually be found in a kitchen or living room or sometimes even both. Dining tables come in many different sizes, shapes, designs, and materials, however the most common materials used for construction are wood and glass. If you are seeking a new dining table, be sure to find one that will be able to fit all of the members of your household. You may want to also consider being able to fit additional guests that may come over for dinner. It should leave enough room around the sides for easy movement and also leave room for additional pieces of furniture you may want to add or already have.
While most would assume a coffee table is solely for serving coffee on or gathering around to enjoy a good cup of coffee in the early morning, most people use it for anything but that. Some use coffee tables simply as a piece of furniture to prop their feet on while watching television. Others use it as a main centerpiece for their room, often accentuated with magazines or floral pieces. A coffee is usually an essential piece for any living room or den, and it is a place for the family to congregate around on a nightly basis.
An end table can be an elegant piece of furniture that adds to the overall decor of your home. These are usually located at the end of the sofa and its main purpose is to allow for you to put down things like plates, food, drinks, or magazines. When choosing the perfect end table for your room you will want to take into consideration the scaling and style. You do not want an end table that is going to be too large or too small when placed next to your other furnishings and you would not want to choose a traditional end table for a modernly designed room. There are many different sizes for end tables so you want to make sure that when choosing the perfect end table you get one that is correctly portioned. Also consider the height you will need as there are no standard sizes for furniture, you will not want to get a table that does not extend above the edge of your furniture or alternately is so low that one has to lean over to set down their plate or glass.
Telephone tables are typically at the height of your bed or sofa where you can put accessories such as lamps, telephones, or clocks on top of them. These tables are ideal to put near your bed, sofa, or even a reading chair so the lamp can cast light on you while reading. Many homes have two telephone tables that are typically placed on opposite sides of the bed. If your telephone table allows room for it, you can even spruce up your decor with the addition of a floral arrangement. You will want to ensure that your telephone table will be able to fit in between your bed and the corresponding wall where it will be placed, so be sure to know the exact width of the telephone table prior to purchasing.