By E3rn4aa90. Sofa Tables. At Wednesday, September 04th 2019, 09:55:59 AM.
Coffee tables and end tables get a lot of attention in homes, but there are other tables you may want to consider as well, such as console and sofa tables.
If you're interested in more of a modern look, you can get some wood finished sofa tables with drawers for storage. These come in a variety of sizes and finishes. Contemporary style tables can be purchased in a sleek black finish with geometric lines and designs. Wrought iron is another style that's widely used in sofa or console tables. These can be used for many different functions including a place to store beverages, a display place for your favorite knick-knacks or your favorite family portraits. Many decorators have the ever-popular scented candles or a live plant sitting on top of their sofa or console tables. Whatever function you choose for your sofa tables, they are sure to add some style and décor to your living room.
A lot of people just leave their sofa tables a blank canvas. Perhaps they put a lamp there, or a photo or two, or to accent the fireplace and mantle. But there's so much more you can do with sofa tables. You can help set the tone of the entire room with the right décor or setting. You can create something that's very romantic, timeless, rustic or even exotic. The choice is really yours.
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.
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.
Whereas years ago sofa tables sat behind the sofa next to the fireplace, they are now used throughout the house. Many of the popular styles have drawers for storage, which make them ideal for many rooms of the home. Styles such as contemporary are a popular choice for many. You often find these tables in the dining room as a place to put extra food during a large affair. The tables that have drop leafs are especially useful here.