REAL LIFE: Why You DON'T Need a Coffee Table in Your Living Room!
My Kid Friendly Living Room Doesn’t Have A Coffee Table- (And I totally don’t miss it!)
As I have been putting together my new house one layer at a time- I have gone back and forth on weather or not I actually need a coffee table, and you know what, I totally don’t! We have an active 2 year old, an 85lb Black Lab/ Rottweiler / Pit bull Mix and 2 crazy cats- so function is way more important for our lifestyle.
As I work thru my punch list of decor that I want to add to my new house, I am finally seeing everything come to light. We have painted almost every room on the first floor, I have purchased a rug, new wall decor and a couple of rugs- everything is finally come into place. But the one thing that I had always gone back and forth on was if I wanted to add an ottoman on casters to move around the room or a hard top coffee table. Truth be told, we f*cking LIVE in our living room. We eat here, we work here, we relax here so moving a hard top coffee table any time we want to jam out to some Baby Shark, build a pillow fort or drag out a Gazillion toys to play with at once, just isn’t realistic!
So I’m substituting! We have nesting tables in the corner with a lamp on it, I pull out the bottom one to use as a TV tray- and I have a C shape side table that tucks under the sectional- This one I leave out because I can easily move it around or tuck it under the sofa if we are using the floor space.