Prices of coffee tables
If you are on a budget, cheap coffee tables are quite easy to find in places like Argos or MFI.
You can also easily obtain second hand coffee tables, which often turn up at car boot sales, charity shops, or antique shops.
This may help you get something of very good quality at a very reasonable price.
Size and weight
Determine the size and weight
You need to decide how big a coffee table you want.
Do you need something you can move around, or will it be a large feature item in the middle of the sitting room?
This can make a huge difference as to what you can do with it.
Some tables might be very attractive, but impossible to move around.
So think hard about what your coffee table will be used for.
Coffee table materials
Coffee tables are made out all all types of wood, glass, metal, and other materials.
What type of material would suite your decor and lifestyle?
Conversely, an antique oak coffee table may look all wrong in a modern room. And think about durability - you really don't want a glass coffee table if children are going to be playing around it a lot.
Coffee table storage and stacking coffee tables
Do you want to save space by having a number of stacking coffee tables?
It is quite common to have a set of three nesting coffee tables of different sizes, and these can be very useful when you have visitors sitting in different parts of the room.
You can also buy large coffee tables with drawers in the base, or shelves underneath/
These can be very useful for storing TV schedules, books, or knitting.
A final word
As you can see, there is a wide variety of choices when it comes to coffee tables.
So think carefully about what you want, and make sure to compare prices in order to get the best deals.
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