By E3rn4aa90. Sofa Tables. At Sunday, August 18th 2019, 20:08:49 PM.
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.
This is a day and age where people enjoy the look of wood or wood products. Many of the modern sofa tables are made of different types of wood. Although they're found in many styles, you'll still see the traditional ones with one or two drawers. These are great for storage of small items or are used for the traditional "junk drawer".
The best table, which epitomizes the early history of sofa tables, is the Pembroke table. The designs of various tables that are being used today had their genesis in the Pembroke style. The main characteristic of Pembroke table was a drop leaf section, which could be a single leaf or two. There are some other features too, for distinguishing Pembroke tables from other tables. The Pembroke tables usually have a drawer and often have two drawers. The tabletop of the Pembroke takes a rectangular shape with its leaves in down position. Many of those features have held through time and are those that are much coveted with this furnishing to this today.
When selecting a table that is meant to blend in with your sofa, choose a color or shade that matches your sofa. Light oak wood pairs wonderfully with light-colored leather, while glass with a silver metal frame is a great way to minimize the effect against sofas with unusual colors or patterns.
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.
Once you decide on a color for your walls, you can get a sofa that goes with it and blends well. Very seldom do people get just a sofa, however. They usually purchase a set consisting of a sofa, loveseat and chair or recliner. Many chose to go with a sectional, which will allow them plenty of sitting room, too. Although the walls and the sofa are the most important part of your living room, they are far from everything. In fact, you'll consider a living room with only a sofa or sofa set as quite incomplete. The accessories you chose will be what will make or break your room décor.