By E3rn4aa90. Sofa Tables. At Wednesday, September 04th 2019, 10:38:07 AM.
It's often the finishing touch in a living room, the sofa table. From ornate pieces that help define the theme of a space and finish the look of your sofa to simple tables that offer you a place to put lights and display treasures behind your sofa, the style of these furnishings run the gamut. While the style you choose will depend on your personal preferences, you should also consider some of the other traits to a sofa table before bringing one into your home.
- Height - Another important consideration to make is the height of your sofa or console table. You don't want the table to stick up way over the sofa, nor do you want to have to reach way down over the back of the sofa to get to it. Instead you need to try and make sure the table matches the height of the sofa. A way to figure out what range you have to work with is to sit on your sofa and reach over behind you, as if you were to retrieve something from the table. How far can you reach before it seems awkward? Usually it's just a few inches below the top before it starts to feel uncomfortable. Take this measurement into account when shopping.
When people purchase furniture, they look for different features. They want something that will look nice in their home at an affordable cost. If you're furnishing a new home, you're going to have quite a few rooms to furnish so you can't spend it all on one room, regardless of how much you love that one special sofa set. The money you've budgeted for furnishings has to last for the entire home. The living room is the room that's going to take the most money and consideration. You're going to want to get items that are durable as well as functional. Therefore, price, appearance, structure and functionality are what you will be looking for in living room furniture.
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.
Next, put your sofa table up behind the sofa. This is going to accomplish a few things. First it will be giving you the utility area you needed, but it will also take that less than impressive table and move it where it will do it's job without being the focus of too much attention, since the attention is already going to be focused elsewhere.
Features. The type of use that will be good for the table will also affect what kind of features it has. Some tables have drawers, others have shelves, and still others have other types of storage. Some tables have no storage at all, while some even come with baskets that fit into the shelves. Taking into consideration what kinds of things you plan to set on the table and put in it is an important part of selecting the right one.