Published at Saturday, September 07th 2019, 07:02:43 AM. Sofa Tables. By Shizu Hasegawa.
Then, thankfully for sofa tables, there was another shift. Nowadays, they are just as commonly located in the centre of the room or near the fireplace are they are up against a wall.
Sofa tables are extremely versatile, so if your room doesn't suit the paired, facing sofas arrangement, why not try an 'L' shape? In this arrangement one sofa is typically placed against a wall, while a another sits at right angles to the first with a sofa table behind it. The corner of the 'L' can be occupied by an end table.
Do you have a living room with a lot of space and seating room, but you never seem to have enough tabletop area to hold all the drinks, snacks and other items that everyone at your home wants to set down. It's time to call in some sofa tables.
With a simple makeover, you can turn these wallflowers into a real showpiece in the home, letting it shine front and center, right along with your other primary furnishings.
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.
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.
For some time after this, sofa tables made a move, to the wall. They were pushed back, away from sight, between the wall and the back of the sofa. It was during this time that their design and style took a dip. No longer was it important for them to be icons of beauty, as no one would see them.