Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Coffee & Cocktail Tables with Stool Seating Underneath

These coffee tables with stools underneath are a great example of style meeting utility in your favorite space.  You'll realize the benefits of having several pieces of furniture costing much less.

Glass Top & Wood Round Coffee Table with 4 Stools Underneath


Doubling Up with Decor: Coffee Tables with Stools

Whether you've a large space or smaller, intimate area to furnish, incorporating beauty and seating you can use daily is just plain smart decorating. Coffee and cocktail tables are a must when entertaining friends and work to divide and define a space into a more intimate setting. Adding stools that provide extra seating when needed, yet tuck nicely underneath the table help keep your area together in a neat arrangement.
We'll examine quite a few coffee tables that afford upholstered stool seating underneath them, with and without extra storage. And I'll give you some great ideas for incorporating them in your favorite living space.
Scroll down to peruse some attractive options in coffee table with upholstered stool seating underneath you'll love.

Glass Top Coffee Tables: A Must-Have for Attractive Rugs

These round, glass top coffee tables I show here, on this page are ideal if you've a lovely rug underneath that you want to show off.
The four stools afford the added seating you'll need when entertaining or the family gathers 'round for a card game. The solid surface table is ideal if you tend to dine in your living area.



What's in a Name? - Glass Top Round Coffee Tables

Wood & Glass Top Round Coffee Table with 4 Wedge Stools Underneath
Cocktail or Coffee Table: What's in a Name?
Often, the terms coffee table and cocktail table are used interchangeably. Really, either term is correct to use for these all-important, front-and-center tables that act as focal point in your living space.
Historically, cocktail tables were square or rectangular, while their round counterparts were referred to as coffee tables. So, there you have the specifics if you're the technical type.

Solid Wood Round Cocktail/Coffee Table with 4 Stool Seating Underneath

Solid-Surface Round Coffee Tables: A Must-Have for Kids

While I've a penchant for great decor coupled with functionality, I do have my limits when kids are in the picture, specifically, little kids.
For households with kids I highly recommend a round solid-surface coffee table with vinyl padded stools like this one, here. The slightest crevice may as well be a cavern when crumbs find their way down into the black hole--and it won't be pretty, unless you don't mind stradling a stool, toothpick and dental mirror in hand [feel free to enter your own scary visual, here].
I know, I've been there and done that.
In no time, you'll have a crumb collection enough to suffice an army of ants' food stores through winter and well into spring. I imagine by now, you're not looking at the glass top table in the same manner. Not to worry; it happens to all of us moms and dads.
Reality hurts but this great-looking round coffee table with four padded (i.e. washable) stools underneath are hardly the sacrifice. Kids or no kids, don't you agree?
Your furniture defines your decor palette: modern or contemporary, rustic and industrial? Glass and metal are telltale defining features of modern decor.
Chrome framed furniture pieces have a highly reflective properties that help lighten your favorite space ~ it's quite refreshing. Often, modern sofas and chairs are linear and squared and a round coffee table like this one can soften the edges while the four stools add to its usefulness .

Faux Leather Coffee Table with Four Stool Seating Underneath
Keeping to Your Decorating Budget
I'm the first to raise my hand for having gone over budget when decorating. It can get tricky trying to get everything in your space without going overboard budget-wise.

The good thing though, is there's always a cheaper replacement for that pricey gotta-have. Decide what your most desired characteristic is about the piece you're pining for: shape, color, style? Then search for a more reasonable replacement.

These coffee tables with seating underneath them, share some of the same characteristics of more pricey pieces without the hefty price tag. Remember, there's always a good compromise when it comes to decor.

Wood Cocktail/Coffee Table with Four Stools & Hidden Storage Under



Uber-Cheap in Price Only: Wood Finish Coffee Table with Hidden-Storage Seating Underneath
I'm the first to raise my hand for having gone over budget when decorating. It can get tricky trying to get everything in your space without going overboard budget-wise.
The good thing though, is there's always a cheaper replacement for that pricey gotta-have. Decide what your most desired characteristic is about the piece you're pining for: shape, color, style? Then search for a more reasonable replacement.
These tables share some of the same characteristics of more pricey pieces without the hefty price tag. Remember, there's always a good compromise when it comes to decor.

Natural Grass Weave Coffee Table with Hidden Storage Seating Underneath


Fresh & Breezy: Natural Grasses

Rush Grass Square Cocktail Table with Hidden Storage Seating Underneath

A rush grass is a tough natural alternative to metal and wood. Natural fibers keep your space looking fresh and alive.
Bathing walls in pale yellows and greens create an ambiance that's quite refreshing. Make sure the area around your coffee table is bright and airy or at least well lighted.
This abaca glass top table is the quintessential piece for creating a tropical theme in your favorite room. The stools underneath sport the same sturdy weave as the table's base. For small to larger rooms, a glass top coffee table like this one will keep your decor appearing crisp and clean.

Natural Rush Grass Coffee Table with Four Stools Underneath

Narrow Coffee Table with Hidden Storage Ottoman Stool Seating Under
Coffee Tables with Storage Stools for Small Spaces
Small living areas don't need to go without all the comforts of home; you just have to go slimmer with your furniture choices like with this narrow coffee table with its two upholstered stools tucked neatly underneath for a tidy look that doesn't consume the floor space three pieces would otherwise do.
Its these space-savers that work well at keeping your living room well-furnished yet lovely.


Rectangular Cocktail Table with Two Nesting Stool Seating Underneath

Slimming Down Your 'Waste' Line with Rectangular Coffee Tables

Where floor space is at a premium in smaller spaces, it makes good sense to use a rectangular cocktail table in lieu of a round one.
With a narrower coffee table you'll still have a great place to accommodate your remotes, drinks ~ or even put your feet up.
Ideally, your furniture shouldn't crowd your space and you should be able to freely walk around the coffee table: 12-15 inches between sofa and table is best.
Narrower coffee tables like these are your best bet in tight spaces.

Bar Height Round Glass Top Table with Stool Seating Underneath

Working in Smaller Spaces: Round Glass Top Cocktail Table with Four Wedge Stools

Glass top tables with nesting stools work well in smaller spaces; their transparency gives the illusion of more space as it seems the table consumes less room.
Round coffee tables sport these very features while the four wedge-shaped stools add to their utility, offering extra seating at-the-ready. I much appreciate round tables for their ability to soften the sharp, harsh edges of more linear furniture pieces like sofas and boxy chairs.
You'll realize a great balance in your living space with the simple addition of one substantial, round element breaking up the monotony of straight lines.

Modern Cocktail/Coffee Table with Two Hidden Storage Nesting Stools

The Uniqueness of Modern Decor

I've a penchant for modern decor. It's uniqueness lends to unlimited choices with little restraint. Curves, striking color and sheens are all part of modern decor's appeal.
Coffee tables are no exception. I love this S-shaped table with its unique look and hollow base for storing those ever-disappearing remotes. The stools fit like a puzzle underneath and the glass top makes a sharp, clean statement.
When going with the modern palette, surprises are welcome and expected. Just go for it.




Cocktail & Coffee Tables with Hidden Storage Stools and the Small Space

When dealing with smaller spaces it's always a great idea to get the most out of each piece. Coffee tables like the ones shown here have a lot to offer with added seating and extra storage inside the ottomans.
I like the idea of having so much in one tidy package once the stools are place underneath the tables.
Consider a table like one of these for social gatherings where you'll have games and accoutrements at the ready. Don't you think so?



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