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.
When it comes to decorating, neutrals are always the safe option because they look good and never go out of style. If you do want to try out a bolder color scheme, add color with walls and accessories. That way, if you get sick of a color, you can quickly repaint the walls and find new knickknacks, instead of having to replace your sofas every time trends change. Popular colors include blue, green and gray, but do not be afraid to try bright colors like red or yellow, even if it is just on an accent wall. Finally, make sure there is plenty of light. Recessed or track lighting are great ways to hit every corner — better yet, add more natural light by installing additional windows or a skylight.