Buying Guide: Center Tables

What is a living room without a center table? Placing a center table is an easy way to assign a focal area in your space, it creates areas for conversation and something you can design around. Here are some tips and ideas to help you in your search for your next table:

Assess your seating configuration
What kind of seating do you have? Your choice of center table should mirror the overall shape of your seating area. If your sofas and accent chairs are laid out in a rectangle , longer tables are a good option as it can reach people sitting from end to end. Options like an oval, rectangle or a series of tables arranged lengthwise would be a good fit. If your layout is more of a square, then a circular or square shaped table would be a better choice for your living room.

Keep your living room style consistent
Make sure that your center table goes effortlessly with the colors, textures and patterns used in the room. An elegant wooden center piece fits well in a traditional living room while modern spaces demand a center table that is edgy and geometric.

Don’t forget about your proportions
For a living room that feels right and well coordinated, it pays to be mindful about your proportions. As a basic rule of thumb, your center table should not be longer than your main sofa! For a heavy and overstuffed couch for example, such pairs well with an equally chunky center table. If you have placed a dainty sofa on the other hand, you’ll be able to create the right scale by matching it with a compact center table. Creating a comparable scale between the pieces in your living area is the key to achieving the right balance.

BLIMS fine furniture offers a wide range of center tables perfect for every home. Here are some of their items that you might want to check out:

 

NANTES. Country chic compact coffee table w/ drawer.
Smoke. A timeless piece featuring black tempered glass top and a smoked wood finish.
Pretorio. A pair of hexagonal tables with a marble top and stainless steel base. Used separately, or grouped together to 

create a configuration that is your own.

Wolcott. Round coffee table in walnut finish with a removable top to use as a tray and reveal storage inside.
GRUFF. Rustic yet contemporary center table with tempered glass on top and two drawers.
 To see more of our items, visit our website BLIMS fine furniture or simply drop by  one of our showrooms. Have a happy furniture shopping ahead!

FURNITURE BUYERS GUIDE: Accent Chairs

Vienna Accent Chair
  An accent chair is a simple and fun way to add character to your space or liven up an empty corner in your home. 
    If you are shopping for an accent chair, here are some things to consider:

Measurement & Size
    Not all chairs are created equal, make sure to measure your space to ensure that your chair fits well into the area with enough room around it to be functional. Consider placing your chair on an angle from the wall to make your layout more interesting. However, remember that this will take up more space. Creating an outline on the floor using masking tape or cardboard can be a great way to visualize your intended furniture piece.  

Material

Accent chairs come in a multitude of materials from leather and fabric to plastic and natural fibers. Remember, an accent chair does not always have to match the rest of your sofas or living room pieces exactly – it’s meant to stand out as an accent piece! However, keeping one element the same, like the leg material between sofa and accent chair will maintain a cohesive looking space.   

Design & Functionality 
    A great looking accent chair becomes even greater when it’s a functional piece in your home. When choosing the right one for you, also consider what it will be used for. A chair for a reading nook should ideally be deep enough that you can casually cozy up for hours while a chair for a formal sitting area should be more structured so it is easy to get in and out from.         Whatever your style or purpose, BLIMS Fine Furniture offers a wide selection of  stylish accent chairs perfect for every home. Here are some of their items that you might want to check out:

  Chai Accent chair. Add some color to your space with this modern contemporary accent chair with solid ash legs.
Dallas Accent chair. The Dallas collection is an ode to luxe country living with its generous wooden finishes, soft fabrics and a comfortable style perfect for family gatherings. Add this elegant accent chair to complement your space.
Mochi Accent chair. Plastic accent chair in a modern curved design with wooden tapered legs.
Olaf Accent chair. An elegant winged accent chair with sloped wooden arm details. One (1) rectangular throw pillow included. Custom colors and sizes available.
Channel Accent chair by Scandinavian Design. Mid century accent chair with tapered brass legs designed by Malene Lillelund.
Lilac Accent chair. A great accent piece for a small nook that is both functional and beautiful. Lift the base to find storage underneath. The armrest can be reclined to form a small bed.

 

To see more furniture pieces perfect for your home, visit our website BLIMS Fine Furniture or simply drop by one of our showrooms located in Metro Manila and other parts of the Philippines. Have a happy furniture shopping day ahead!