By E3rn4aa90. Sofa Tables. At Wednesday, September 04th 2019, 10:28:25 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 - if you aren't planning to put your sofa table against the wall with the sofa in front of it, can it serve an extra function? Many are set in the middle of the room with a sofa on one side, and open access to the other side. This is a great space for extra storage. Look for a table with drawers, shelves, and other amenities you can put to use.
Sofa tables are regarded as prime necessity and are common pieces of accent furniture for all homes. But, the sofa tables we know today come from a long history of development.
Style. One thing many shoppers forget to think about when shopping for sofa tables is the fact that it should complement the back of the sofa. Most people do not spend much time looking at the back side of their sofas, but it is certainly recommended in the case of a sofa table, especially if the back of the couch actually backs into another space like a kitchen, dining room, or entryway. The style of the sofa tables you consider should match the style of the sofa, and if there are any wood accents on the sofa, it helps to try to match the color and style of the wood. The table should also not stick out apart from the rest of the room, so try to find one that meshes very well with the furniture you already have.
Some people wonder if they can really put a sofa table into their living room, and it's not about the money. They think there isn't enough space in their living room because they have a small floor plan. This is actually a time when sofa tables shine. Since they are right up against the sofa they take up less space than using a coffee table would, since there does not have to be room to move around the table.
The sofa tables which originated during the late seventeen and early eighteen hundreds were very much intentional. The upholstered sofa did not appear at that time as we can see today. The settee was the standard before that period, which would be paired with a sofa table.