Cocktail tables are generally used to complement the décor of a room as they can add to the overall feel of the room homeowners wish to instil in guests, be it modern or traditional. It is an important and very useful piece of furniture for homeowners who entertain their friends and relatives regularly. It not only acts as a piece of decoration but also doubles up as a perfect table to place drinks while chatting with guests. They are often mistaken with coffee tables.
Different kinds of cocktail tables available
Cocktail tables come in a variety of designs, making it difficult for homeowners to choose one for their home. They are available in different materials like wood (oak, pine and mahogany) glass, metal (brass and nickel plated) and marble. Wooden cocktail tables go best with traditional themed rooms, while contemporary rooms are better enhanced with glass and metal ones. Wood and metal tables are also more sturdy than glass and marble ones, as they may get cracked. Another important factor to consider is their height. It must not be higher than the couch or chairs it is placed next to. At the same time it must not be too high that the guests bang their knees on them occasionally or too low that they have to bend a little low than it is comfortable to get their drinks or food. As it is mainly for the convenience of guests, their comfort must be the top priority. If children are present in the room, cocktail tables with rounded edges are preferred for their safety.
Choose the right one
While cocktail tables that come in plain or neutral colours do not clash with other colours in the room, it also makes it almost invisible. They are classy and elegant and the one thing that a room must be missing to make it more appealing or vibrant. Maintaining a cocktail table is easy enough as all it requires is some dusting at some point. Additional maintenance like applying varnish or a coat of paint depends on the material used. Glass and metal tables are less susceptible to stains compared to wood. People can browse various print media and the internet before buying them. Most furniture stores have online sites with a lot of details on their products, making it easier for customers to choose. As they are an affordable piece of furniture, it can be utilized by every family.