Traditionally, a coffee table was placed in front of a couch in a living room or den. This practice dates back to the Victorian era in Britain, when sitting rooms were elaborately decorated with plush velvet couches, crystal lamps, and luxurious oriental rugs. During this era, tea and coffee services were a daily occasion, with tea usually served in the afternoon and coffee served in the evening.
While tea was taken on a veranda or at a table, coffee was typically reserved for a more casual setting, such as the sitting or drawing room. Coffee tables, then, got their name from the function they served during after-dinner coffee hours. In the years since, modern coffee tables have come to serve more multipurpose functions and are used in living rooms as a rule.
Today's modern coffee tables tend to be much less elaborate than the hand-carved and hand-painted versions of yesteryear. However, at The Classy Home in, you will find several high-quality coffee tables that can make your own living room feel like a castle. We have many wood and glass-top coffee tables for you to choose from, making your decorating possibilities endless.
Coffee tables can change the entire look of your living room, adding a modern feel to a drab room. Our City company is dedicated to giving you the most for your investment. We will deliver and set up your furniture in your residence and answer any questions about your order.