Tables are essential furniture for any lounge or living room for both function and style and can make a huge difference for very little effort.
Consider a coffee table as a useful addition to a living room, not only for practical purposes, but also as a 'central link' where balance and symmetry are required.
Select a table in a size and style to complement other furniture items in the room
To save money and add a dash of character, consider buying one second-hand. Older table styles are highly sought after for their 'vintage' appeal.
A sofa or console table is long and narrow and can be used directly behind the sofa to place lamps, vases and magazines on.
Usually measuring only around 30cm deep, and running the full length of the sofa, most rooms can accommodate – and certainly benefit from one.
Generously proportioned end or side tables allow extra surfaces in the living room for lamps, drinks, framed photographs, small artworks, and accessories. Tables can be varied in size and style, but do use only a few to avoid the room appearing cluttered.
ottomans or footstools
These offer comfort as well as extra seating and come in a wide range of sizes and styles ranging from benches to cubes. Firm cushioned styles can also double as a coffee or occasional table, provided drinks are set down on a tray.