By E3rn4aa90. Sofa Tables. At Wednesday, September 04th 2019, 09:53:36 AM.
Sofa tables are indeed similar and date back to about the same time, the 1600s and 1700s. Originally they were used as an impromptu writing desk, being placed higher and behind a settee or sofa. While note writing fell out of fashion, at least while at the sofa, the sofa table continued to be a popular addition to homes, providing a convenient place for candles in the pre-electric light age and making the sofa look a little more attractive when it was set in the middle of a room as opposed to being against the wall.
Color is an important feature in home decorating. You want colors that will blend nicely with each other. Soft neutral colors like beige or sand mix well with almost any style or design of furniture. The addition of one or a few of them will give your room a completed look. Contemporary sofa tables work perfectly if you have a small wall that you don't know what to do with. This can be the perfect spot to display your favorite items. Many contemporary sofa tables look similar to a desk, with the top shelf and shelves on the side, with the bottom being open and ready for a chair. This appearance is what contributes to their beauty and functionality. You can find these fully assembled or needing minor assemblies as well.
While it may seem there are a lot of details to note before purchasing a sofa or console table, you need to remember this is a larger furniture purchase. The price can be substantial, and it's important to make sure you will be completely happy with the purchase once you bring the piece home.
For example, let's go with a romantic theme. You can start with a lace doily, runner or tablecloth for your sofa tables. If you want to go with a romantic turn of the century look, add a kerosene lamp to the table and perhaps an antique stereoscope with a few image cards placed under it. A couple old books in a stack can also be a nice touch.
Sofa tables are the perfect answer to a much-needed accent in some spaces. A perfect example of a space where a sofa table is needed is when a couch backs up to another space. For example, a sofa that faces the television but works as a sort of divider between the family room and a dining room or entryway could really use these tables.
During this time, the fireplace was both the focus and center of the room, so the sofa or settee was often located near the fireplace. The purpose of this was for both warmth and light. Sofa tables, at that time, were behind the sofa as they were narrow and long like the sofas and settees. They are still used this way today. Unlike most end or console tables that are used for storage or beverages, modern sofa tables are usually for decorative purposes.