Are coffee tables old hat nowadays? Taking up space and attracting family clutter. Or are they best left to those with no children or whose children have left home? A friend of mine asked me this the other day.
I’d say it’s quite an essential piece of furniture as you need somewhere to put eg a drink down when you’re sitting on the sofa. I like the ones with a shelf underneath so convenient for storing a few books/magazines/a game etc.
I hate coffee tables. Most of them are just horrible and completely unnecessary. They are too low for you to pour tea on the and you wouldn't need them for just one cup/mug. I'm a side table person any day.
Without ours there would be. Big space in the middle of the room. It’s just for looks really as I don’t use it for anything practical, case of flowers or decorative bowl. Side tables for drinks and shit