Published at Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 21:26:05 PM. Sofa Tables. By Chiyoko Inoue.
Once used solely to back a sofa to soften its harsh lines a bit, the sofa table is a great choice for today's homeowners, largely because it adds additional table space without taking up a lot of room.
Now you get to dress it up. While you don't want it to be the center of attention, you also don't want the table to stand out as being an ugly and unloved piece of furniture with no decoration. Find items that accent the rest of your room or are useful in this space. If you will be doing reading or need a little extra light in the room, this may be a great place for a table lamp. Otherwise, a vase, statue or even some books can fill some of the tabletop area.
Home decorating, whether it's for the first time or you're redecorating, can be a lot of fun. As hard as it may be to believe, it can be even more fun if you're on a budget. This makes it more challenging to find the perfect piece to give your room the look you want to portray.
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.
First, decide on the focal point in your living room. Whether it's the TV, a piece of art, large glass windows, or any other item, you should put your sofa parallel to that focus piece.
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.
Renters often look for the same qualities, but also want things that can be affordable as well as decorative and attractive. They may not be renting their home for a long time so they want things that can be moved easily. Even with this in mind, they can choose from a large selection of pieces including sofas, lighting fixtures, sofa tables, wall hangings, etc. When choosing your living room furniture, think it out carefully. You want to consider the size of your room as well as what style you are looking for. Size needs to be a consideration when renting. If you purchase something that's large, you may be limited as to what kind of apartment you can rent in the future. Although items like sofa tables won't present too much of a problem, the size of sofa and beds you choose needs to be considered.