The coffee table is the piece of resistance in the living room. As styles comes and go, it adapts and keeps its position in the spatial configuration of the room and as time passes we have more and more models and designs to choose from. Modern coffee tables are of many different types, with various shapes and can be made of a variety of materials so let’s pick something specific to focus on: a round glass coffee table.
Such a table puts together two key elements: glass which is a very interesting and special material and the circle which brings everyone together in a harmonious way. Before you start looking for a glass top coffee table, it’s important to take some time to consider the advantages as well as the disadvantages that come with it. Assuming that the glass top is clear and transparent, this detail can greatly impact the room’s decor by not standing out and creating the illusion of space. As a result, a small living room with a glass top coffee table can seem larger than it actually is without sacrificing comfort and functionality.
Glass coffee tables are often very versatile and easy to match with other items in the room which makes them great for eclectic interior designs. Also, a lot of times the glass top can be removed and reused which means you can basically put it on a new base whenever you want to change the look of the room. And since we’re talking about the structure and design of a coffee table, we should also mention the fact that a glass top is the perfect option for a table that has a sculptural base or one with an eye-catching design or form.
Glass is an intriguing material. It looks very fragile and delicate when in fact it’s quite strong and durable. Still, having a coffee table with a glass top isn’t always a very practical or safe choice. Glass breaks easily compared to other materials and even though you have the option of tempered glass which is more durable than regular glass and doesn’t have sharp edges when it breaks, it’s still risky to opt for a glass top table if you have kids, pets or if you’re concerned that it might break for whatever other reason.
As far as maintenance goes, glass top coffee tables are somewhere in between. On one hand, you have to deal with all the fingerprints that usually make any glass surface annoying. On the other hand, you can wipe it clean with a piece of cloth and some detergent so maintenance is easy even though often. You might also have to deal with water stains but these affect any coffee table, not just the ones with glass tops.
On top of all these pros and cons related to the glass top, you must also take into consideration the form. The round top of the table will most likely give the living room a cozy and welcoming look but there’s also the possibility that it could clash with other design elements in the same room. You need to analyze the surrounding furniture and decor to make sure that a round top table wouldn’t disrupt the harmony. When all is in order, you can proceed to decorate the coffee table in a way that makes it look like a natural part of the living room, no matter how you look at it.