As far as the coffee table is concerned they are used not just for serving coffee but also for keeping magazines and newspapers so that you can use them as and when you need to. Almost every other home which look stylish would have these tables in their living rooms. Different materials can be used for constructing these tables. Decorative materials and wood like pine and teak can be used for their construction and so can one use metals which are both good looking and durable.
Coffee tables are a must-have item of living room furniture, as they are not only practical for placing your drinks on and bits and bobs in, they also act as a style statement. The designs of coffee table range from simply looking like a miniature dining room table, to the most fascinating ones I have seen which are coffee tables-cum-fish tanks, so you can watch your fish whilst relaxing. Yet if fish tank tables are not your style, there are plenty of tables of every size shape and style out there for you to choose from. For instance you can get wooden, metal, glass and stone coffee tables; you can even get interactive coffee tables if you are willing to fork out for one which can display photographs, light up around anything you put on it and even charge your mobile phone! Okay, so not everyone wants to live in a Star Trek style house, but the possibility is there.