Published at Wednesday, September 04th 2019, 23:09:48 PM. Sofa Tables. By Suzanne Engel.
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.
Because so many couples and families are in smaller homes requiring smaller but practical furnishings, name brand furniture manufacturers are getting involved in making the type, size and style of furniture needed. There's not a problem with getting designs to match your current home décor as sofa tables are made in woods, metals and glass that will match any fabrics that may have been used in your sofa. If you can't find what you need to match your home, you may consider have one custom made. This is always a very popular option.
When you begin your home decorating project, you'll find yourself looking at many different styles and designs of furniture. Many women that design their homes aren't familiar with certain terms like "contemporary sofa tables". They know what they like, but aren't always familiar with the terms used to describe them. You see, what you believe are tall coffee tables, may be referred to in the furniture world as contemporary sofa tables. Don't feel alone when this happens.
Whereas years ago sofa tables sat behind the sofa next to the fireplace, they are now used throughout the house. Many of the popular styles have drawers for storage, which make them ideal for many rooms of the home. Styles such as contemporary are a popular choice for many. You often find these tables in the dining room as a place to put extra food during a large affair. The tables that have drop leafs are especially useful here.
The main room you'll find modern sofa tables in is the living room, but they also make great furniture additions in other rooms including the dining room, bedroom or family room. They're the perfect addition to that empty space in your corner or along that blank wall. Decorative statues, portraits, candles, centerpieces or live plants are some of the many things you may see sitting atop modern sofa or console tables.
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 work in two different ways. They can either be selected to blend in with the back of the sofa, or they can set it off as an accent feature. Either way you go, it is very important to remember that the back of the sofa is extremely important when you are looking for these tables. Most people do not spend much time looking at the back of their sofas, and they forget to check it out before they go shopping. Just take a good long look at how the sofa backs up to the other space and determine the best way to approach it. Don't forget to measure the length and height of the sofa before shopping. This will ensure that the tables you look at aren't too big or too small for the sofa you have. Once you have your measurements, then it's time to start looking at tables.