When your house is already fulfilled with furniture, you should also put a supporting coffee-table in your house. Why? Because, it has function to support or to complete the other furniture in your house. It has an important role for the “life” of living room, as well as your face without some make-ups.
Actually, there is also another term for this table, that is a cocktail table, a table which is often put in front of the sofa in the living room. However, for some period of times, people mostly know it as a coffee table. It relates to the habit which is done in the house, sitting freely together with your family while drinking a cup of warm coffee.
This coffee table/ cocktail table was first made in England in around 18th century. It was designed to be compared with the using of sofa which was also mostly used by people. Before this processing of designing a coffee table, ordinary tables and chairs, like a dining table, were the most popular at that time. It was because people like to drink some tea in the evening and the influence of Japanese culture in 1870s.
Therefore, coffee table is spread around the world. Nowadays, the coffee table has experienced so much changes during the developing of technology and age. For additional information, this type of coffee-table is believed to be able to make a closer relation/ atmosphere. There is also an idiom said, “Gather round coffee-table”. It means that this table is not only a “table” anymore, but also a supporting table in the living room in the house.
According to its history, the coffee-table deserves to be compared equally with the living room. It’s not only useful as a table to place a cup of coffee or novels, but also to gather your whole family. Therefore, you should better put this supporting coffee-table in the living room to make your living room more alive!