Making the Most of Small Coffee Tables
Small coffee tables are handy pieces of furniture to have around the house. Their small size makes them incredibly versatile and their use is not restricted to supporting mugs of tea or coffee.
Tucked into a corner, a square coffee table can double as a stand for a stylish table lamp, a place to set a bonsai tree, or a much-loved photograph.
A nest of tables is great for putting out drinks and nibbles when you’re hosting friends and family at an informal party. And TV nights would simply be unthinkable without somewhere to park the pizza box and wine bottle.
A small coffee table can also help solve niggling storage issues. Drawers are good for removing clutter from a room or storing sewing or craft materials out of sight. And coffee tables with shelving provide much needed space for magazines and newspapers, or even the kid’s homework.
And talking of homework – a small coffee table can be an excellent children’s worktable fit for anything from math to beading! Just make sure you protect the surface of the table from scratches or paint – unless you have a small table just for the kids.
Small tables are not just useful in the living room. Turn one into a telephone stand in the hall, or place one beneath a mirror and use as a dressing table if bedroom space is limited. In the study, a small table can support a printer or scanner, with boxes of paper neatly tucked underneath. And in a bedroom or teenager’s room they can be turned into a mini entertainment centre, supporting TV and DVD player plus all the latest boxed goodies.
We love coffee tables, which is one reason why we stock a rather extensive range of them. Small, large, square, oval, rectangular, nested, with drawers, with shelves, in oak , pine, mango or painted, in a traditional style or contemporary design…. whatever you might need and want, really.
If you’re in need of a small table or two, why not come and browse our stores – we’re in Bicester and Banbury – or check out the selection of small coffee tables on our website.
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- Gary Anderson