By E3rn4aa90. Sofa Tables. At Wednesday, September 04th 2019, 08:48:32 AM.
In modern homes, this sort of table is especially useful in open plan spaces; they add style and can sometimes perform a double function. Sofa tables with shelves can display books and ornaments, while those with drawers can be a useful place to store the usual mass of remote controls.
Usually accent tables are meant to hold decorative pieces, although it isn't a bad idea to look for a sofa table that also has a little bit of storage. Baskets make for very efficient storage, and they often accent the table as well. Some sofa tables also come with small baskets that fit perfectly into the shelves, so there is no need to purchase baskets separately.
This is a day and age where people enjoy the look of wood or wood products. Many of the modern sofa tables are made of different types of wood. Although they're found in many styles, you'll still see the traditional ones with one or two drawers. These are great for storage of small items or are used for the traditional "junk drawer".
Sofa tables are often selected for the function they provide. Having an extra surface to place things on behind a sofa can really help out a space. Also most people could use a handy place to stash important papers they don't want to lose. Here are some important considerations anyone should keep in mind when purchasing a new sofa table.
Quality. As with all furniture, quality is always important. In most cases, a solid wood sofa table will be the best choice. However, some decors lend themselves to a metal table instead. Whichever style you prefer, just make sure that you look at the tables in a store. Always avoid purchasing a table over the internet unless you have seen the exact same style and brand in a store. The only way to truly test quality is to see the table in the store. This also goes for various brands. It is not uncommon for different manufacturers to make tables that resemble those made by well-known companies. Unfortunately, these copies are often not of as good quality as the originals, and then shoppers are taken unaware. Ultimately, if the brand name is one you trust, and you have seen the table in a store and taken the time to examine it carefully, then the table is most likely a good quality table. After all, companies don't become well-known for quality furniture by making junk.
A sofa table is tall and thin, and typically used behind a sofa, hence the name. On average, they are 30-32 inches high, 14-18 inches deep and 48-55 inches long. This table type is most useful in a large room where the seating area is divided from the rest, and can be used in several configurations. The classic English country house interior centers around a seating area, usually around a fireplace; two sofas are placed facing each other and at right angles to the fire; behind each sofa is a sofa table. A coffee table, or large ottoman, sits between the sofas.