Uncluttering Spaces With Coffee Tables
When we moved into our apartment in Asheville the first thing I noticed was the lack of space in the living room and it worried me that by putting a coffee table there would make it look even smaller. The first time we saw the apartment, the old renters were still living here, they had an old wooden coffee table, very nice indeed, but when we moved in I found a coffee table in an antique shop, I redesigned it a bit because I didn’t love it’s color and it was slightly damaged, I used spray paint in a “caramel latte” tone and it ended up looking great, the best thing about it was the glass top and the tubular structure made it look very light. When we put the new table in the room the change was dramatic compared with the other wooden table that was before.
Transparent glass and acrylic tables make spaces look less cluttered and bigger, mirrored tables work great as well, the reflection makes it seem like there’s twice as much space in the room! If you have a small living room using transparent coffee tables is an excellent idea so you don’t need to limit the amount of furniture you have. I couldn’t live without a coffee table, I can put stuff on it, under it, they are really functional. Also if you have a great patterned rug this is the best way to not lose an inch of it since you can see it through the table!
Some of my favorite tables and stores: