By E3rn4aa90. Sofa Tables. At Wednesday, September 04th 2019, 10:38:46 AM.
When it comes to your living room, keep your mind and your options open and consider a sofa table to make this space yours.
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.
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.
A lot of people just leave their sofa tables a blank canvas. Perhaps they put a lamp there, or a photo or two, or to accent the fireplace and mantle. But there's so much more you can do with sofa tables. You can help set the tone of the entire room with the right décor or setting. You can create something that's very romantic, timeless, rustic or even exotic. The choice is really yours.
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.
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.