By E3rn4aa90. Sofa Tables. At Tuesday, September 03rd 2019, 07:35:52 AM.
- Function - if you aren't planning to put your sofa table against the wall with the sofa in front of it, can it serve an extra function? Many are set in the middle of the room with a sofa on one side, and open access to the other side. This is a great space for extra storage. Look for a table with drawers, shelves, and other amenities you can put to use.
Each of the rooms in our home has a purpose. Although we spend a certain amount of time in each room, the rooms we spend the most time in are the living room or family room. The family or living room is often called the great room and we want it to look great. It's where we spend time kicking back as a family watching TV, reading, playing games or entertaining guests. When guests come into the great room, we want our styles and feelings to be reflected in our furnishings. Simply put, we want a room we can proudly display to our guests. We want this room to be a room where everyone feels comfortable and welcome.
There always seem to be some confusion about these two styles of tables. Originally, a console table had just two legs and was mounted to the wall, allowing it to look as if it were standing on just two legs, as the bracket was invisible. In later years, some console tables gained a second pair of legs, making them much more like their sofa backing counterparts. The very word console means ledge, and these tables were inspired by the desire to have a shelf in a convenient location, especially in a hallway. Designers simply added legs to give them more stability as well as drama.
If you have your sofa up against the wall, consider pulling it out a bit and adding a sofa table between it and the wall. This can make your room feel a bit more spacious and you can use the table to display family photos, souvenirs, antiques or a spray of fresh of silk flowers.
Coffee tables are a very common style of sofa tables. These modern sofa tables should be chosen carefully. Don't assume because it's a name brand that it's going to be perfect for your great room. Choose the size as carefully as you choose the style and color. The color should blend well with your furniture, so choose neutral colors unless they're wood, which goes with almost anything. If the coffee table is used for coffee or appearance, the height won't really matter. However, if you'll be using it to rest your feet, consider that height and make sure it's tall enough.
Next, put your sofa table up behind the sofa. This is going to accomplish a few things. First it will be giving you the utility area you needed, but it will also take that less than impressive table and move it where it will do it's job without being the focus of too much attention, since the attention is already going to be focused elsewhere.