Buying furniture for your home can feel daunting to some people. They often don’t know where to start and get paralyzed at the thought of spending thousands of dollars on pieces that might not go together or create the look and feel they are going for in a room. Some people settle for going to a furniture store and buying a matching set of furniture. If it’s for their living room, they’ll go to a local store like Living Spaces or Ashley Furniture and buy a matching coffee table, end tables and entertainment unit to go with their couch. While there’s nothing wrong with purchasing a matching furniture set, it’s not always the best way to create a stylish room that has some personality.
Rooms that leave an impression typically don’t have matching furniture sets. Rather, they have more eclectic pieces that are each interesting on their own. They might even have a story to them. Maybe you have a piece that was in your grandparents’ home when you were growing up that reminds you of them every time you look at it. Or perhaps you found a table in an antique store when you were on vacation and had it shipped home because you knew you would never find anything else like it.
When you have furniture pieces that you love, you should find a way to incorporate them into the interior design of your home. The good news is, you don’t have to spend a lot of time trying to find other pieces of furniture to match them. You just need to find pieces that work together.
If you look at current interior design magazines—especially those that feature high-end, professionally designed homes—you’ll see a lot of rooms with mismatched furniture. This is very on-trend right now. You’ll see wood pieces made from different types of wood and with different finishes. You’ll see painted furniture mixed in with natural wood pieces, as well as antiques in the same room as brand-new pieces of furniture.
When it comes to a coffee table for your living room, pretty much anything goes. It can be casual or a bit more refined. But it should definitely be interesting. Whenever you or your guests sit on the couch in your living room, they’ll be staring right at your coffee table. Do you really want them staring at a boring, mass-produced coffee table that’s probably poorly made?
One great option for an interesting coffee table is a live-edge table. These types of tables have a natural, rugged beauty to them that make them great conversation pieces, while still being functional. Reclaimed wood coffee tables are another popular option, since the wood will often have some authentic details, such as nail holes, saw marks, or the type of tight wood grain that you can only find in old-growth wood.
If you have an idea for a coffee table for your living room in Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, or the surrounding areas, contact us at Smith Farms. We can build a custom coffee table that will bring style to your living room. If you don’t already have a design in mind, we can help you come up with one based on your personal style and the look you are going for in your home.