Published at Wednesday, September 04th 2019, 23:25:27 PM. Sofa Tables. By Masahiro Nishimura.
Sofa tables are extremely versatile, so if your room doesn't suit the paired, facing sofas arrangement, why not try an 'L' shape? In this arrangement one sofa is typically placed against a wall, while a another sits at right angles to the first with a sofa table behind it. The corner of the 'L' can be occupied by an end table.
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.
Apart form this, color is also an important feature when decorating your house. Therefore you will want to include colors that can easily blend with each other and with the furniture. Some flexible neutral colors such as sand mix and beige would easily blend with almost any design of style in furniture. So, including a few of these would give your living room a complete lavish look. The contemporary sofa tables can even perfectly work when you have a small which you don't should be done with. This wall can be an excellent spot to display some of your favorite items. Most of the contemporary sofa tables are also designed to look like desks which also come with a top shelf along with shelves on its sides and an open bottom to easily include a chair or stool. This is an appearance that can contribute to the overall beauty and great functionality of your living room. You can easily find such fully assembled tables or those needing mirror assemblies.
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.
These tables are available in many styles, colors and sizes. A very popular style is the ones with a fold-down leaf. When your guests are eating, you lift up the leaf to make more room. When the dinner is over, you fold down the leaf to allow more space in the room. Sofa or console tables are not only practical but also very beautiful in the dining room or living room. They've changed a lot in style, size and appearance for the modern home.
Then, thankfully for sofa tables, there was another shift. Nowadays, they are just as commonly located in the centre of the room or near the fireplace are they are up against a wall.