Here's what really happens in my living room: I like to sit by my window in the morning and write while I drink my morning latte. Later in the day, I might take a break from work and lie down on the couch or go back to that same chair by the window and read. If people do come by, they often bring their kids or their dogs who play at our feet as we talk. Occasionally, yes, a coffee table might be a nice thing to have, but that might be once every two months.
What I decided I need is a place to put down a drink (and the remote) next to each place to sit. So, instead of a coffee table, I'm getting a few side tables that can be pushed together if the need for a coffee table arises.
What about you? Do you really need a coffee table? Or is it just a habit?
Image: Jill Slater from Johanna & Dennis' Streamlined Victory House