By E3rn4aa90. Sofa Tables. At Wednesday, September 04th 2019, 09:57:30 AM.
As the Industrial Revolution began to pick up speed in the late eighteen century, weaving of fabrics changed dramatically. The fabric weaving quickly moved from a cottage industry to mass production. Eventually, the cost for fabric dropped and new uses for it grew. It was in this time when the settee was replaced by the fully upholstered couch, or sofa. This is when they became less important, and were pushed to the wall.
If you want to use the table behind a sofa, you can choose any number of console and sofa tables for the job. Typically, you want a table that is about two thirds to three quarters the length of the sofa or love seat and the top of the table shouldn't rise above the back of the lowest portion of the sofa.
If you have a nice collection of themed pieces from your travels, be sure you continue your collection on your table. Choose a dominant piece for it, such as a large sailing ship if you're doing a nautical theme or a tribal mask if you have an African themed room.
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.
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.
- Depth - if you have a smaller living room, this is going to be very important, a deep sofa table will make your sofa stick out more into the room, and will eat up more floor space. If you are already limited by floor space you may well be making this room feel much more cramped by adding this piece of furniture.