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.
Aside from wood, metal coffee tables are all the rage nowadays. Just like the wood, metal tables are sturdy and lightweight. The legs of a metal table are thinner than the top. Moreover, the legs are made into different weird shapes for style. Since metal is strong, the table provide better support than wood. Metal is resistant to water damage as well. Another great characteristic of a metal table is that its surface is smooth and has no ridges.