Published at Saturday, September 07th 2019, 06:31:48 AM. Sofa Tables. By Delmira Jung.
Function. A sofa table should also be very functional. Before you go shopping, think about what you might use it for. If the table is merely to display decorative items on, then keep that in mind. Some tables also employ very stylistic elements that allow for additional function. One very popular style right now is the sofa table that has baskets underneath. Baskets add some much-needed texture to a room while still allowing for additional storage. Unlike drawers, baskets can be easily removed and taken somewhere else in the house. They are a great place to store small toys or blocks for children. Then when company comes over, just scoop up the blocks and stow them away in the baskets.
Accent Tables. Sofa tables that are meant to be accent tables will work as a sort of opposing force to the back of the sofa. For example, a black or dark brown sofa might be accented with a gold or light oak sofa table. The effect is even more dramatic when pairing colors like red and black, black and white, or any other dramatic colors together.
Don't let the small size of your home make you think you can't have attractive furnishing to entertain your guests. With the many sofa and console tables available, your guests will be comfortable and you'll have a home you can feel pride in.
If you want to use the table behind a sofa, you can choose any number of console and sofa tables for the job. Typically, you want a table that is about two thirds to three quarters the length of the sofa or love seat and the top of the table shouldn't rise above the back of the lowest portion of the sofa.
Functional Tables. Of course accent tables can also be functional tables, but in some cases it may be better to look for sofa tables that will blend in with the back of the sofa. The reason you might want to do this is so that you do not draw attention to the table itself. Usually tables that blend into the back of the sofa are meant for function rather than decoration, so you will definitely want to look for look for tables that have shelves or drawers. Drawers are great because they allow you to hide some of the clutter around your home, especially when you need to hide it quickly.
Style. One of the most important features of a sofa table is style. This is because the table must actually complement the back of the sofa. Many people forget to take into account the way the back of their sofa looks when they are shopping for a table to place along the back. Depending on what style you prefer, you may like a table that blends into the back of your sofa. If so, then look for a table that is roughly the same color as your sofa. If you prefer accents, then look for a table that will have a very dramatic effect when placed along the back of your sofa. Just make sure that you don't mix contemporary with traditional styles or modern with antique. Remember that the back of your couch is an important part of the display that will become part of your sofa table after it is in place.
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.