It was not too long ago when glass coffee tables were reserved for nobility. Now, thanks to modern technology, glass tables have become much more inexpensive. This affordability does diminish it class, and glass coffee tables are one of the most thought-after pieces of furniture.
The Gambaro brothers created the earliest glass coffee tables -made of Venetian crystal – in the early 1900s, by applying the skills that they learned after decades of glass making. But people's fascination with glass started even earlier during the Renaissance period when Murano introduced intricate creations that were reserved for royalty. The craftsmanship of glass coffee tables has since diminished because of modern glass-making technology, but the use of glass in both décor and functional processes still remains and continues to flourish.
You can now have the same elegance enjoyed only by a select few back in the day. When you buy a glass coffee table, you immediately add sophistication to any of your rooms. You can get beautiful coffer tables for as little as $ 200, depending on the style. Before you pick a design, remember to choose glass tops that are at least a quarter of an inch thick – they are more durable and practical for everyday use.
If you are going for the classic look, choose glass coffee tables with a brass-finish and carefully detailed legs with a bevel glass top. For a more casual look, go for marble-trimmed glass coffee tables that typically fall in the $ 300 to $ 500 price range.
There are also glass table sets available for larger homes. These sets are typically comprised of three beautiful pieces – a coffee table and two end tables that can hold displays and serve other functions. Most sets are framed with high-quality wood. When tinted with cappuccino or mahogany, these pieces can instantly add panache to even the barest of rooms. And, for the ultimate contemporary look, there are glass coffee tables with swiveling glass tops and unique chrome legs, among other designs.