Published at Saturday, September 07th 2019, 06:46:39 AM. Sofa Tables. By Saburo Sakamoto.
Console tables are another version of the modern sofa tables you see in many homes. These are perfect for the home that isn't perfectly square. If you have any nooks or crannies that you don't know what to do with, a console table will perfectly fill up that space. Put a live plant or statue on top and you have the perfect addition to your great room.
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.
Sofa tables are a common piece of furniture in most living rooms as an accent piece. Sofa tables are not new to the world of home décor, having been around since the 1700s. Around this time the most common living room pieces, sofas and settees, were made with a high back. Most of the people's attention was called to the high backs, which were very decorative. As the furniture styles changed, the backs were lowered, leaving a lot of open space. To compensate for this empty space, furniture designers attempted to make adjustments.
Do you have a living room with a lot of space and seating room, but you never seem to have enough tabletop area to hold all the drinks, snacks and other items that everyone at your home wants to set down. It's time to call in some sofa tables.
During this time, the fireplace was both the focus and center of the room, so the sofa or settee was often located near the fireplace. The purpose of this was for both warmth and light. Sofa tables, at that time, were behind the sofa as they were narrow and long like the sofas and settees. They are still used this way today. Unlike most end or console tables that are used for storage or beverages, modern sofa tables are usually for decorative purposes.
There always seem to be some confusion about these two styles of tables. Originally, a console table had just two legs and was mounted to the wall, allowing it to look as if it were standing on just two legs, as the bracket was invisible. In later years, some console tables gained a second pair of legs, making them much more like their sofa backing counterparts. The very word console means ledge, and these tables were inspired by the desire to have a shelf in a convenient location, especially in a hallway. Designers simply added legs to give them more stability as well as drama.
When it comes to your living room, keep your mind and your options open and consider a sofa table to make this space yours.