Published at Tuesday, August 06th 2019, 21:10:15 PM. Sofa Tables. By Hisae Miura.
Modern sofa or console tables are probably the most commonly chosen style today. They are made to be durable, functional and very attractive. You'll find them in modern, baroque and contemporary styles to name just a few. Modern sofa tables are no longer used for decoration behind the sofa. Today they are used in many rooms of the house and serve a variety of purposes.
The main pieces of your living room are going to be your sofa, tables and lamps. Although some people prefer to use a ceiling light or hanging lights as opposed to lamps, you may want a small lamp that serves as an additional lighting fixture as well as adding a warm atmosphere to the furnishings. For instance, a small lamp sitting on contemporary sofa tables next to a chair provide a warm inviting atmosphere in your home. Guests will automatically gravitate towards that chair. It's also a great place to kick back with a good book.
Regardless of where contemporary sofa tables come from, you're going to love what they do for your living room. You and your family will love the intriguing design and sleek look of these practical tables. The geometric lines in their shape will give your home an elegant look. In addition, you'll find storage shelves on many of them, which will give you additional space to display those beautiful works of art or family portraits.
Many of the sofa tables you see today have gotten their origin from the Pembroke table of years past. This table had a drop leaf section, which allowed you to make it small or large, depending on your needs. One or two drawers is another feature characteristic of the Pembroke, This is also seen in many modern sofa tables today. The Pembroke was used as a functional table as well as a decorative one.
In modern homes, this sort of table is especially useful in open plan spaces; they add style and can sometimes perform a double function. Sofa tables with shelves can display books and ornaments, while those with drawers can be a useful place to store the usual mass of remote controls.
While many people still place the table at the back when it extends into the room, you can also place it between the sofa and the wall to give the sofa a bit of breathing room and create a lovely display space that will capture the attention of your visitors.
Materials and Use. The type of material that the sofa tables are made out of is also very important, both for durability and for the type of look you want to create. The material can be used to make the table blend into the back of the sofa or actually cause it to stand out, more as an accent piece. Shoppers should think about how they want to use the table also because this can affect whether it is an accent piece or one that blends into the couch. An accent piece can be used to set off a very nice decorative element like a piece of crystal or a vase with flowers in it. However, a table that will be used for books, magazines, and whatever else is lying around might look better if it blended into the back of the sofa.