A living room should be comfortable, which only makes sense, as it’s truly the room you do the most “living” in. Whether you’re watching a movie with your spouse, enjoying a good book or playing with your children, the living room is a hustle and bustle area, but also a place where you want comfort during the day. Filling the room with comfortable sofas and chairs helps you relax, but having the right furniture, such as a coffee table or side table, gives you room to place drinks, magazines, books and other items you want close at hand. Shop our selection at west elm for mid-century modern styles that blend in seamlessly with your current ensemble.
There are many different types of coffee tables and side tables to choose from. If your living room is a bit short on floor space, opt for small coffee tables that have several layers or shelves, to give you more space to place items. Opting for a round-shaped coffee table can also help you save on space as well, particularly if you’re trying to fit in a tight corner. Occasionally, you’ll want to eat on the sofa or in front of the television, or you'd like to entertain guests. Look for accompaniments that make entertaining and relaxing easier, such as coffee table trays. A great idea for small meals, cocktails and coffee, these trays are perfectly designed to blend in with other modern and mid-century styles. Look for different materials and colours, such as wooden, mirrored or round-shaped bar trays.
If you regularly use your coffee table for relaxing and drinking coffee, such as in the morning before work, there are many different varieties of coffee mugs that blend in well with any contemporary and modern look. With everything from bright patterns to elegant copper coffee mugs, there’s bound to be something that suits your morning routine.
You may also find that one coffee table is not enough for your space; having another table such as a mirrored side table or other type of side table may be just what you need to complete your ensemble. Use side tables as a way to showcase some of your art and sculptures or outfit side tables with a table lamp. Placed directly next to a recliner or the sofa, a side table helps transform the space into the perfect reading spot when it’s time for some rainy day relaxing.