Published at Saturday, September 07th 2019, 06:28:55 AM. Sofa Tables. By Chiyoko Inoue.
Sofa tables are elegant pieces of furniture designed to occupy a small space and yet carry the ornament for a room. Sofa and table should be in harmony; together they bring a sense of refinement to any interior.
In many rooms at that time, sofas and sofa tables were paired with fireplaces. A fireplace was often considered the center and focus of a common room. Sometimes, they would be placed near the hearth or fireplace with chairs so those in the room could take advantage of the warmth of the fire.
In the living room, sofa tables continue to be used as an item to display some of your favorite heirlooms, photos or keepsakes. Of course, many people still use them as the traditional coffee or end table, something that will never go out of style.
That's one of the great things about console and sofa tables. They let you add a lot of personality to a room. While some people think they are still just good for candlesticks and a bowl of fruit, these tables let you express yourself, not only through the type of table you choose, but also what you choose to display on it.
Many people that hear the word sofa table remember the old style motor homes that had a very uncomfortable sofa the was pieced together with a rotating table top as the base of the sofa. If you sat on them for any length of time, your knees became very sore and the sofa tables were uncomfortable to work with. Fortunately, technology has helped furniture manufacturers and designers to make the modern sofa tables a more comfortable and stylish piece of furniture.
If you love entertaining guests but live in a small apartment, what do you do? You want to have a small dinner party but don't have the table space to seat them all. Do you give up your hopes of entertaining your friends until you can afford a larger home? You can rest assured that there are other options for you and your guests. First, your guests are going to be more concerned with spending time with you than they are the size of your home. Secondly, you do have options available to you. Sofa or console tables are the perfect option for your small home.
If you have your sofa up against the wall, consider pulling it out a bit and adding a sofa table between it and the wall. This can make your room feel a bit more spacious and you can use the table to display family photos, souvenirs, antiques or a spray of fresh of silk flowers.