One of the most popular if not the most popular choice for a coffee table is oak. It's very slow grown which gives it its trademark tight grain lines, colour and beautiful smell. Highly machineable and readily available make this the number one choice for manufacturers. Oak tables are not only built to last years but with their distinctive grains and light and dark oak finishes you can trust you will be able to find a piece to suit your decor too.
In terms of choice within this material, you are spoilt. Almost endless choice, Go chunky rustic to make a larger room appear more cosy or a lighter single shelf table to suit any contemporary flat. Choosing the right shape and size can all depend on the style of your living room and the theme you have chosen. If your still undecided on the style of your room check out this page on inspirational living room ideas to give you some ideas. All our coffee tables for sale are made from 100% hardwood so they will all stand up to the hard use that a large family can throw at it. We have also picked out some great coffee tables with storage to increase your living room storage options and allow you to keep all those little bits and bobs tidy.
If you have a wooden coffee table, you will know all about how great it looks, positioned in the centre of your room, however, to keep it looking its best you need to care for it in the right way.
To do this, you need to ensure that you clean and protect it using the correct methods. This will ensure it remains scratch free, stain free and continues to shine.
While dust might seem like it is pretty harmless, it is anything but that when it comes to your wooden coffee table. While dust is made up of tiny particles, they can cause microscopic scratches and that can cause your living room furniture to lose it's shine. Dust it regularly and keep it looking its best. Your table is a piece of furniture that requires the right level of care and maintenance. However, if you keep on top of it and care for it in the right way, you can be sure that it will continue to serve you well for years to come.
Over time, your living room table can begin to look used. To bring it back to its best, fill a bowl with warm water, half a cup of vinegar and a small amount of soap. Take a soft cloth, and wet it with the solution before wiping the table down. Cover all edges and corners as well as all intricate designs that trap dirt. After you have washed it down, wipe it down using fresh water and then dry it using a dry cloth.
Wood has a natural sheen but that can diminish over time, leaving your table looking tired. While there are many cleaning products you can use, choosing to use hard carnauba was is a simple solution. Add the wax using one cloth and then polish it with another. This will inject a real shine to your coffee table once again.
While all the polishing and cleaning can help, prevention is the best way to keep your coffee table looking sensational. Make sure you use coasters when placing drinks on the table and all spills should be wiped up immediately using a clean cloth. It is also worth refraining from sliding items across the table as this will cause scratches while any heat sources such as radiators can cause the wood to crack and discolour.
There you go, keep it clean, polish or wax it regularly and it should give you great use and pleasure for years. If you enjoyed this guide we also have a guide on tips for buying coffee a table which goes over four top tips on choosing your perfect living room table. Our partners over at Wayfair also have a really good guide on getting the right size coffee table. So if your unsure or need some help getting the size right to fit the space you have, then its worth a read.
If you are in the market for a brand new living room table, you may want to check out our coffee tables with storage. A lot of people still don't realise just how many different styles with storage are available, but they are quickly becoming a popular choice.
It doesn't matter whether you live alone or with a large family, storage is a problem for most people. Unfortunately, it's not always possible to add more storage as and when you need it. Space at home fills up quickly and nobody wants to relax in a room that feels overcrowded. This is where a stylish table with some extra storage will come in handy. By combining drawers or shelves with a piece of furniture, you will have more room to store things without sacrificing any additional living space.
If you are someone who is very particular about how their home looks, combining storage with a coffee table is a fantastic option. It's not always possible to find stylish options that work well with your existing interiors. Plus, you won't want to ruin the overall look of a room with a bulky piece of furniture that you don't absolutely love. Luckily, a coffee table could offer a lot of storage in a hidden way. It's subtle, understated and an extremely useful way gain more space back.
There's a lot of options - It's safe to say that there's no shortage of options when it comes to coffee tables with drawers. It doesn't matter what style or size you are looking for, you are sure to find a table that's perfect for your home. This isn't the case with many other types of furniture.
As you can see, there are a number of reasons to choose a table that boasts storage available. As well as offering convenient storage space, a coffee table also looks the part. It's sure to be a welcomed and practical addition to any room.