By E3rn4aa90. Sofa Tables. At Wednesday, September 04th 2019, 10:10:04 AM.
Console and sofa tables work particularly well in a long hall or at the top of a stairway. You can also use them at an entryway in place of an accent table. If you use them in the entryway or at the end of a hall, you may want to consider adding a mirror above the table so guests can check their hair, makeup and lipstick before heading out.
The more plain sofa tables are meant to be put up against a wall and offer a little more counter area behind a sofa. But, others are ornate and dressy, meant to be shown off. These are tables that should be set out in an open area of the room with the sofa up against one side of them, but the other side open to be seen by all who pass by.
- 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.
Sofa tables began appearing around the seventeen hundreds, and like settees, they were known for their high features. Their popularity spread among all classes of people.
Measurements. Most people forget to measure before they buy furniture, and then they get the piece in their home and realize that it is either too big or too small. Measuring the back of the sofa is very important so that you do not buy a table that is too long or too short for the couch. Also remember to measure the height of the back of the sofa. Try to find a table that is just below the height of the back of the couch. This will make the table look like it certainly does belong there and might even be part of the sofa itself. It will also help a lot to measure how much width you can give to the sofa table. This will ensure that you do not buy one that will stick out too far into the walking space behind the couch.
In many rooms at that time, sofas and sofa tables were paired with fireplaces. A fireplace was often considered the center and focus of a common room. Sometimes, they would be placed near the hearth or fireplace with chairs so those in the room could take advantage of the warmth of the fire.