By E3rn4aa90. Sofa Tables. At Sunday, August 18th 2019, 19:52:27 PM.
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.
- 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.
If you own your home, you're probably planning to stay there for a while, so you aren't as limited with your choices. The sofa will be the biggest purchase in your living room. Besides the wall colors, it will be the part that everything else will center around. In other words, you won't be getting a sofa that goes well with your accessories, but rather your accessories need to blend with your sofa and walls. The most common accessories for your living room are lighting fixtures, wall hangings and sofa tables.
The more plain sofa tables are meant to be put up against a wall and offer a little more counter area behind a sofa. But, others are ornate and dressy, meant to be shown off. These are tables that should be set out in an open area of the room with the sofa up against one side of them, but the other side open to be seen by all who pass by.
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.
The main room you'll find modern sofa tables in is the living room, but they also make great furniture additions in other rooms including the dining room, bedroom or family room. They're the perfect addition to that empty space in your corner or along that blank wall. Decorative statues, portraits, candles, centerpieces or live plants are some of the many things you may see sitting atop modern sofa or console tables.