Published at Wednesday, September 04th 2019, 23:07:57 PM. Sofa Tables. By Chiyoko Inoue.
Many of the sofa tables you see today have gotten their origin from the Pembroke table of years past. This table had a drop leaf section, which allowed you to make it small or large, depending on your needs. One or two drawers is another feature characteristic of the Pembroke, This is also seen in many modern sofa tables today. The Pembroke was used as a functional table as well as a decorative one.
Regardless of where contemporary sofa tables come from, you're going to love what they do for your living room. You and your family will love the intriguing design and sleek look of these practical tables. The geometric lines in their shape will give your home an elegant look. In addition, you'll find storage shelves on many of them, which will give you additional space to display those beautiful works of art or family portraits.
If you are on a budget, you don't have to spend a fortune to have a great living room setting with a sofa table involved. Sofa tables can range in price from a hundred dollars or so to thousands of dollars. While you may like the ones that cost thousands, you may have to make due with a couple hundred-dollar budget. Here's how to make it work.
As with an accent table, console and sofa tables don't have to match the other tables in your room. They can of course, but they don't have to. Instead, you can go for a statement piece, choosing something just a little more ornate or embellished to draw attention to it. These tables are designed with this in mind and even though you may find a wallflower or two in the bunch, chances are good that you'll be able to find a table with lots of personality, whether you want something chic and modern or classic and timeless for your home.
Sofa tables will probably be the first thing you'll choose after you get your sofa. Many people purchase their tables at the same time as the furniture. Furniture stores often place these items together so customers can see how well they go together. This usually guarantees them a sale. If you don't get your sofa tables at the same time as your sofa or sofa sets, you'll have a lot of deciding to do. You'll be amazed at the many styles of sofa and console tables available today.
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.
Accent Tables. Sofa tables that are meant to be accent tables will work as a sort of opposing force to the back of the sofa. For example, a black or dark brown sofa might be accented with a gold or light oak sofa table. The effect is even more dramatic when pairing colors like red and black, black and white, or any other dramatic colors together.