Cocktail tables are also known as coffee tables, and, as one might surmise, they are originally made so that coffee, cocktail drinks, and any other kind of beverage may be put on top of them. Over time, they became known as simply tables or furniture pieces that can be put on any kind of space to make it more functional and looking chic. Cocktail tables are often round, but there are also square and rectangular ones.
The most common type of cocktail table is a tall one, with a round glass table top surface and bearings made of stainless steel or wood. Another type of cocktail table presents a low base, with a wide table top surface that can be made of either glass or wood.
Tips in Decorating a Cocktail Table
Cocktail tables are a great addition whatever the occasion, whatever the purpose. If the cocktail table were to serve simply as the primary accent in a living room setting, then a simple centerpiece could do. But if it were for a special occasion, then one might want to fashion it with a sleek table cloth and then a small pot of flowers if it were a formal event, or simple table mats and glass casters if it were for a night of gimmick and partying. The possibilities are virtually endless.