When I get a house or condo of my own I will be purchasing the coffee table. This piece is important because it is usually the one piece of furniture (besides the couch) that will be used and seen by every single person that comes into your house. You cannot have an ugly coffee table, it will stick out! You could have gorgeous couches and wall decor, but stick a ugly coffee table in the middle and you might as well not even have nice furniture at all!
All of my apartment owning/dorm living/make shift furniture experiences have brought me to the conclusion that I will never have any furniture that matches, so I might as well make it look good. My current apartment is probably the closest that I will ever get to matching because everything is so neutral.
I have been searching etsy and google for a hand made coffee table because I really love love love the old fashion, handmade, indian, wooden, authentic style of coffee tables or the tables with the storage space. It is important to find one that also is big enough for your living room area because if you get too small or too big.
I found a couple of tables that are pieces I would definitely purchase one day when I have a place of my own.
Do you have a coffee table? Was it a hard piece of furniture to find?
I am still in search of the perfect coffee table.