By E3rn4aa90. Sofa Tables. At Wednesday, September 04th 2019, 09:53:40 AM.
In the living room, sofa tables continue to be used as an item to display some of your favorite heirlooms, photos or keepsakes. Of course, many people still use them as the traditional coffee or end table, something that will never go out of style.
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.
You can never go wrong with family photos or other personal touches like that either. It adds a real homey touch to the area and lets people know something about what's important to you at the same time. If you're meeting someone for the first time and not sure what you're going to talk about, photos on your sofa table will be a guaranteed conversation starter.
- Height - Another important consideration to make is the height of your sofa or console table. You don't want the table to stick up way over the sofa, nor do you want to have to reach way down over the back of the sofa to get to it. Instead you need to try and make sure the table matches the height of the sofa. A way to figure out what range you have to work with is to sit on your sofa and reach over behind you, as if you were to retrieve something from the table. How far can you reach before it seems awkward? Usually it's just a few inches below the top before it starts to feel uncomfortable. Take this measurement into account when shopping.
Functional Tables. Of course accent tables can also be functional tables, but in some cases it may be better to look for sofa tables that will blend in with the back of the sofa. The reason you might want to do this is so that you do not draw attention to the table itself. Usually tables that blend into the back of the sofa are meant for function rather than decoration, so you will definitely want to look for look for tables that have shelves or drawers. Drawers are great because they allow you to hide some of the clutter around your home, especially when you need to hide it quickly.
When you begin your home decorating project, you'll find yourself looking at many different styles and designs of furniture. Many women that design their homes aren't familiar with certain terms like "contemporary sofa tables". They know what they like, but aren't always familiar with the terms used to describe them. You see, what you believe are tall coffee tables, may be referred to in the furniture world as contemporary sofa tables. Don't feel alone when this happens.