By E3rn4aa90. Sofa Tables. At Wednesday, September 04th 2019, 09:22:53 AM.
If you're on a budget or just starting out and don't really have a sense of what to do with the décor on the table, take a field trip to Cost Plus World Market or Pier 1 Imports. These stores always have great decorating ideas and you may just find what you're looking for on a visit there. Another good place to visit is areas flea markets, second hand stores or antique malls where you can see a bunch of different approaches to decorating. Something may click that you see and you can go from there to build a unique look for your own table.
If you choose contemporary furnishings, your guests will feel that you've spent a fortune to decorate your home. However, by shopping around you can find contemporary sofa tables that look elegant for a reasonable cost. Many online stores have just what you're looking for in home decorating ideas.
Some people wonder if they can really put a sofa table into their living room, and it's not about the money. They think there isn't enough space in their living room because they have a small floor plan. This is actually a time when sofa tables shine. Since they are right up against the sofa they take up less space than using a coffee table would, since there does not have to be room to move around the table.
Function. A sofa table should also be very functional. Before you go shopping, think about what you might use it for. If the table is merely to display decorative items on, then keep that in mind. Some tables also employ very stylistic elements that allow for additional function. One very popular style right now is the sofa table that has baskets underneath. Baskets add some much-needed texture to a room while still allowing for additional storage. Unlike drawers, baskets can be easily removed and taken somewhere else in the house. They are a great place to store small toys or blocks for children. Then when company comes over, just scoop up the blocks and stow them away in the baskets.
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.
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.