By E3rn4aa90. Sofa Tables. At Tuesday, September 03rd 2019, 09:44:53 AM.
The furniture we choose for the great room will reflect a lot about us. Try to make your furniture tell a story about the kind of home you have. Modern furniture such as sofas and modern sofa tables can make a room look beautiful all by themselves. Since they have first come out hundreds of years ago, they've been there for our comfort. They used to be used when the family members sat next to the hearth and read. They were used for warmth next to the fireplace as well as a place to situate a reading lamp. Today, modern options are still used for comfort, but they're also used in the décor of our home.
The sofa table carries most of the accessories which define this style, a pair of elegant lamps, a vase filled with flowers and one or two ornaments.
Now you get to dress it up. While you don't want it to be the center of attention, you also don't want the table to stand out as being an ugly and unloved piece of furniture with no decoration. Find items that accent the rest of your room or are useful in this space. If you will be doing reading or need a little extra light in the room, this may be a great place for a table lamp. Otherwise, a vase, statue or even some books can fill some of the tabletop area.
Sofa tables are the perfect answer to a much-needed accent in some spaces. A perfect example of a space where a sofa table is needed is when a couch backs up to another space. For example, a sofa that faces the television but works as a sort of divider between the family room and a dining room or entryway could really use these tables.
Sofa tables are indeed similar and date back to about the same time, the 1600s and 1700s. Originally they were used as an impromptu writing desk, being placed higher and behind a settee or sofa. While note writing fell out of fashion, at least while at the sofa, the sofa table continued to be a popular addition to homes, providing a convenient place for candles in the pre-electric light age and making the sofa look a little more attractive when it was set in the middle of a room as opposed to being against the wall.
If you're interested in more of a modern look, you can get some wood finished sofa tables with drawers for storage. These come in a variety of sizes and finishes. Contemporary style tables can be purchased in a sleek black finish with geometric lines and designs. Wrought iron is another style that's widely used in sofa or console tables. These can be used for many different functions including a place to store beverages, a display place for your favorite knick-knacks or your favorite family portraits. Many decorators have the ever-popular scented candles or a live plant sitting on top of their sofa or console tables. Whatever function you choose for your sofa tables, they are sure to add some style and décor to your living room.