By Magnilde Winkler. Coffee Tables. At Sunday, December 31st 2017, 12:52:25 PM.
If you cannot find a live-edge coffee table that meets your decorating needs, it is best to think about custom solutions. Turn to your local craftsman and get creative with the coffee table design! All you need is a natural slab of timber that you are in love with, and there are times when you can even craft one in your own garage. Crafting your very own DIY live-edge coffee table is easier than it sounds, and you can also proudly showcase your improved DIY skills, as the bespoke table sits at the heart of your fabulous living room.
The design trick with round tables is determining how much walking space there is around the table. Guests should feel comfortable in walking past seated guests, without feeling like a movie theater and saying “excuse me” for seated guests to have to stand! Assume at least 1-2 feet around your coffee table, more or less depending on the seating arrangement.
If you are adding a mirrored coffee table to your living room then it is a good idea to use glossy, mirrored surfaces or even shiny silvery tones in other parts of the room as well. Repetition gives the room a more curated look and this approach work beautifully in posh, contemporary living spaces where just a mirrored coffee table and a small mirror above the fireplace with mirrored frame can make a huge difference to the overall ambiance.