Published at Saturday, September 07th 2019, 07:02:43 AM. Sofa Tables. By Shizu Hasegawa.
Coffee tables and end tables get a lot of attention in homes, but there are other tables you may want to consider as well, such as console and sofa tables.
- 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.
Sofa tables have been around for hundreds of years and continue to be almost a necessity in your living room. They come in a variety of colors, styles and sizes. They're made to go in almost any room décor. They can also make or break the final look in your decorating scheme. In addition to being a beautiful addition to your living room, sofa tables are functional and versatile enough to be used in other rooms as well.
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 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.
Whereas years ago sofa tables sat behind the sofa next to the fireplace, they are now used throughout the house. Many of the popular styles have drawers for storage, which make them ideal for many rooms of the home. Styles such as contemporary are a popular choice for many. You often find these tables in the dining room as a place to put extra food during a large affair. The tables that have drop leafs are especially useful here.
Many people that hear the word sofa table remember the old style motor homes that had a very uncomfortable sofa the was pieced together with a rotating table top as the base of the sofa. If you sat on them for any length of time, your knees became very sore and the sofa tables were uncomfortable to work with. Fortunately, technology has helped furniture manufacturers and designers to make the modern sofa tables a more comfortable and stylish piece of furniture.