For the room you live in I like a coffee table as large as your room will permit. Books are treasures and since I do not have bookcases in our den, the coffee table is stacked with books and magazines. Having a lower shelf is a bonus. With all the books, I still have room for a drink or snack plate. Since it’s old, it is just right for resting my feet. Choose your pieces for your enjoyment and lifestyle, not just for looks because you can have both.
(photo by George Cavanaugh)