A cream furniture finish is a versatile and effective solution for many design scenarios. Being a neutral color, cream can be used in almost any color scheme or decor arrangement. Cream finishes work especially well in Country-style rooms, though they can be used in many other situations, sometimes even more effectively. Let’s take this distressed cream coffee table for instance:
In this particular scene we see the table being used in a more Transitional, perhaps leaning toward Contemporary, room. It looks great in contrast with the other neutral colors of the room, and it’s clean white tone pops out of the background making it a strong focal point. This is an effective use of a distressed cream coffee table, but let’s consider some other possibilities.
Country-style rooms often use cream finishes and distressing (sometimes severe distressing) to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Cream, being a nice neutral color, does not have the harshness of pure white which makes it complementary to many light, natural wood finishes. Especially in our example of a mildly distressed table with its classic spun legs, this table would work quite well in a variety of Country-themed spaces.
Cream, being nearly white and indistinguishable among darker colors, can also work well in Contemporary decor. The photo above shows how well cream pops with light gray and beige, imagine it combined with a stark black. This distressed cream coffee table could pair well with the black leather or black fabric of a living room sofa and gray carpet or walls. Cream and black needs to be used carefully though, as overusing this combination can be abrasive, even for Modern decor.
All in all, we see that a distressed cream coffee table has an impressive ability to be both neutral and versatile, but also harsh and powerful. Not that you should run out and buy a distressed cream coffee table just for the heck of it, but if you can visualize any of these scenarios working well in your home, chances are you and your visitors will enjoy the strategic use of such a piece. Check out the Safavieh Bosco Distressed Cream Coffee Table (pictured above) if you can see this particular piece improving your home decor, or browse FurnitureCrate.com for plenty of other cream-colored pieces including other distressed cream coffee tables.
The Bernhardt Normandie Manor Cocktail Ottoman is a grand centerpiece for your living room inspired by a combination of English and French design and made from high-quality and eco-friendly materials. This charming cocktail table is made from Pine wood with Walnut veneers in a rich Caffe Brown finish exemplifying Traditional style. Brown Leather upholstery on top with nail head trim and Black Forest accent finish take the style of the Bernhardt Normandie Manor Cocktail Ottoman even further for a truly impressive presence. This spacious, leather upholstered cocktail table is sure to enhance the style of your living room or other area of the home.
But the Bernhardt Normandie Manor Cocktail Ottoman isn’t just for looks either. Its tufted, leather upholstered top is a fully functional table perfect for setting the TV remote, a plate, or a board game. It also has a lower area that can be used as a shelf for storage or display. There are also two built-in, pull-out shelves perfect for setting drink glasses and other small items. Whether you are looking to upgrade the style or functionality of a living space, the Bernhardt Normandie Manor Cocktail Ottoman is a grand solution!
Furniture Crate offers the Bernhardt Normandie Manor Cocktail Ottoman (as with all of our products) at the lowest price you’ll find anywhere else, online or in-store. Our goal is to help you get the best furniture, at the best prices, so your home can look and perform its very best!
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Found this beautiful masculine living space created with muted brown and neutral tones on Pinterest.
Want to recreate it in your home? We’ve found items that can help you achieve this very same look!
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I would love to tell you about my first born little girl, Sydney. She is a rambunctious little 9 month old who is starting to crawl and pull herself up. Exciting as this stage in her life is, it’s frightening for me that she will fall and hurt herself. Our coffee table is wood, and has a corner that is sharp for any little toddler. I fear that she is going to fall on her next exploration of standing and hit her head on the corner; I definitely don’t want her to get hurt.
So my husband and I decided to get a storage ottoman . We think that this will help ease our minds, as probably most parents do. And one of the best parts is that it will help us control all of her toys!! I also think it will be a good idea for her to already get in the habit of putting her toys away at the end of the night, and having an ottoman easily accessible will be great!
Please share with us any of your little baby stories!