Published at Wednesday, September 04th 2019, 23:33:08 PM. Sofa Tables. By Hisae Miura.
- Height - Another important consideration to make is the height of your sofa or console table. You don't want the table to stick up way over the sofa, nor do you want to have to reach way down over the back of the sofa to get to it. Instead you need to try and make sure the table matches the height of the sofa. A way to figure out what range you have to work with is to sit on your sofa and reach over behind you, as if you were to retrieve something from the table. How far can you reach before it seems awkward? Usually it's just a few inches below the top before it starts to feel uncomfortable. Take this measurement into account when shopping.
The sofa is the most important piece of furniture in our living room. Yet, a modern living room or great room without modern sofa tables would still look very bare with just a sofa, regardless of how beautiful the sofa looked. These furnishing add something very special and unique to the overall appearance of the great room or living room. Fortunately, for the home decorator, they come in many different varieties and styles. They are also referred by many different names.
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.
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.
As with an accent table, console and sofa tables don't have to match the other tables in your room. They can of course, but they don't have to. Instead, you can go for a statement piece, choosing something just a little more ornate or embellished to draw attention to it. These tables are designed with this in mind and even though you may find a wallflower or two in the bunch, chances are good that you'll be able to find a table with lots of personality, whether you want something chic and modern or classic and timeless for your home.
- Function - if you aren't planning to put your sofa table against the wall with the sofa in front of it, can it serve an extra function? Many are set in the middle of the room with a sofa on one side, and open access to the other side. This is a great space for extra storage. Look for a table with drawers, shelves, and other amenities you can put to use.
Sofa tables will probably be the first thing you'll choose after you get your sofa. Many people purchase their tables at the same time as the furniture. Furniture stores often place these items together so customers can see how well they go together. This usually guarantees them a sale. If you don't get your sofa tables at the same time as your sofa or sofa sets, you'll have a lot of deciding to do. You'll be amazed at the many styles of sofa and console tables available today.