By E3rn4aa90. Sofa Tables. At Wednesday, September 04th 2019, 10:16:59 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.
Function. A sofa table should also be very functional. Before you go shopping, think about what you might use it for. If the table is merely to display decorative items on, then keep that in mind. Some tables also employ very stylistic elements that allow for additional function. One very popular style right now is the sofa table that has baskets underneath. Baskets add some much-needed texture to a room while still allowing for additional storage. Unlike drawers, baskets can be easily removed and taken somewhere else in the house. They are a great place to store small toys or blocks for children. Then when company comes over, just scoop up the blocks and stow them away in the baskets.
If you have your sofa up against the wall, consider pulling it out a bit and adding a sofa table between it and the wall. This can make your room feel a bit more spacious and you can use the table to display family photos, souvenirs, antiques or a spray of fresh of silk flowers.
Shopping for furniture can be tiring and frustrating. Typical furniture showrooms are large, and give a false idea of the size of the furniture you're looking at. Be careful to understand the terminology and measure your room and existing furniture carefully before you go shopping. If possible make a plan of your room and how you want to lay it out, then buy furniture to fit the plan, don't change the plan to fit the furniture. There are several different types of table, and some have more than one name.
The height of the table is crucial as it should not be higher than the back of the sofa, so check this carefully before you buy. The depth of the table is also important. Many are made in the style of console tables and will be no more than 18 inches wide. Rounded (sometimes known as demi-lune) sofa tables are charming in the right place, but the center width can prove to be a problem. If possible, plan to have a gap of at least 30 inches between your sofa table and the nearest piece of furniture. On no account should the table be wider or higher than the sofa.
Each of the rooms in our home has a purpose. Although we spend a certain amount of time in each room, the rooms we spend the most time in are the living room or family room. The family or living room is often called the great room and we want it to look great. It's where we spend time kicking back as a family watching TV, reading, playing games or entertaining guests. When guests come into the great room, we want our styles and feelings to be reflected in our furnishings. Simply put, we want a room we can proudly display to our guests. We want this room to be a room where everyone feels comfortable and welcome.