Published at Saturday, September 07th 2019, 06:58:02 AM. Sofa Tables. By Hisae Miura.
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.
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.
Console tables are another version of the modern sofa tables you see in many homes. These are perfect for the home that isn't perfectly square. If you have any nooks or crannies that you don't know what to do with, a console table will perfectly fill up that space. Put a live plant or statue on top and you have the perfect addition to your great room.
Sofa tables are often selected for the function they provide. Having an extra surface to place things on behind a sofa can really help out a space. Also most people could use a handy place to stash important papers they don't want to lose. Here are some important considerations anyone should keep in mind when purchasing a new sofa table.
- Depth - if you have a smaller living room, this is going to be very important, a deep sofa table will make your sofa stick out more into the room, and will eat up more floor space. If you are already limited by floor space you may well be making this room feel much more cramped by adding this piece of furniture.
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.
If you haven't used them before, traditional sofa tables are tables that are meant to fit right up behind the sofas in your home to offer another counter space.