Stone coasters can play an active part in your homes decor. They primarily serve as the
protective materials that sit between hot liquids and furniture surfaces, and protect the
former from heat but they can also add glamour to your tables.
The long term effect of hot objects such as a cup of hot coffee on unprotected furniture
surface can be profound. Over time, heat can cause discoloration on furniture surfaces. It
can also cause warping. Leather surfaces can have scratches or cracks if they are not
protected from the hard bases of glasses or cups. Sofas can be stained or damaged with
heat from hot cups or dripping water from condensing lemon juice glasses. So stone
coasters serve fundamentally protective functions for the home. But they need to be bought
with care because the color, design and shape can impact on the decor of the room.
Every home has a fixed decor. The furniture, the color of the walls, the color of the
ceiling and the type of rug used need to be matched with complementary colors or
materials. Anything odd will diminish the beauty of the already existing furnishings.
Stone coasters are small objects but they are very conspicuous. They are placed on tables
so they easily add to the decor of the room. One cannot easily dismiss the design or shape
of the stone coaster in a living room. For these reasons, it is essential that you take
particular note of the type of coaster you are buying.
Try to buy stone coasters that match the decor of your living room. Look at complementary
colors so that the room furniture or the coaster fits right. Again, take note of the
material from which the coaster is made. For an elegantly decorated room, single colored
stone coasters will be suitable. A room with fanciful or casual theme will require
colorful stone coasters to complement the furnishing.