Published at Wednesday, September 04th 2019, 23:25:27 PM. Sofa Tables. By Masahiro Nishimura.
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.
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.
Accent tables are another choice of modern sofa tables. These are just what the name implies. They don't have to be used for any purpose other than to accent your room and give it a touch of elegance. They are great stand-alone tables. These unique tables come in a variety of colors, sizes, styles and shapes. You can also find them in discount stores, retail stores as well as furniture stores.
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.
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.
So just what are sofa tables?
First, decide on the focal point in your living room. Whether it's the TV, a piece of art, large glass windows, or any other item, you should put your sofa parallel to that focus piece.