Published at Wednesday, August 14th 2019, 21:14:24 PM. Sofa Tables. By Suzanne Engel.
Usually accent tables are meant to hold decorative pieces, although it isn't a bad idea to look for a sofa table that also has a little bit of storage. Baskets make for very efficient storage, and they often accent the table as well. Some sofa tables also come with small baskets that fit perfectly into the shelves, so there is no need to purchase baskets separately.
For example, let's go with a romantic theme. You can start with a lace doily, runner or tablecloth for your sofa tables. If you want to go with a romantic turn of the century look, add a kerosene lamp to the table and perhaps an antique stereoscope with a few image cards placed under it. A couple old books in a stack can also be a nice touch.
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.
As the Industrial Revolution began to pick up speed in the late eighteen century, weaving of fabrics changed dramatically. The fabric weaving quickly moved from a cottage industry to mass production. Eventually, the cost for fabric dropped and new uses for it grew. It was in this time when the settee was replaced by the fully upholstered couch, or sofa. This is when they became less important, and were pushed to the wall.
Sofa tables have been around for hundreds of years and continue to be almost a necessity in your living room. They come in a variety of colors, styles and sizes. They're made to go in almost any room décor. They can also make or break the final look in your decorating scheme. In addition to being a beautiful addition to your living room, sofa tables are functional and versatile enough to be used in other rooms as well.
The height of the table is crucial as it should not be higher than the back of the sofa, so check this carefully before you buy. The depth of the table is also important. Many are made in the style of console tables and will be no more than 18 inches wide. Rounded (sometimes known as demi-lune) sofa tables are charming in the right place, but the center width can prove to be a problem. If possible, plan to have a gap of at least 30 inches between your sofa table and the nearest piece of furniture. On no account should the table be wider or higher than the sofa.
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