The traditional bungalow 5 Harlow coffee table did not become popular until the 20th century. It needed a convenient place to set the coffee cups while relaxing on a sofa. The low, wide table that is placed in front of a sofa, a coffee table, met that need. Crafted from wood, metal, iron, glass, marble or slate, traditional coffee tables fit a wide variety of traditional design styles. Drawers, shelves, and other useful functions are often incorporated into the design of the coffee table.
The first wooden boards specifically designated as bungalow 5 Harlow coffee table were crafted during the latter part of the Victorian era in Britain. A table was designed by EW Godwin in 1868 which is considered as one of the first examples of a European elaborate coffee table. The popularity of the coffee table emerged in the 1900s, and have become a standard piece of living room furniture.
The utility of a bungalow 5 Harlow coffee table is not limited to providing a convenient place to set your cup of coffee. Covered with a leather or quilted upper fabric, a coffee table can be used as an ottoman to elevate the legs and feet while relaxing on a sofa. Functioning as a family game table, desk or aperitif table to entertain guests, it shows the versatility of the traditional coffee table.