By E3rn4aa90. Sofa Tables. At Wednesday, September 04th 2019, 10:03:52 AM.
The sofa tables which originated during the late seventeen and early eighteen hundreds were very much intentional. The upholstered sofa did not appear at that time as we can see today. The settee was the standard before that period, which would be paired with a sofa table.
If you have your sofa up against the wall, consider pulling it out a bit and adding a sofa table between it and the wall. This can make your room feel a bit more spacious and you can use the table to display family photos, souvenirs, antiques or a spray of fresh of silk flowers.
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.
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.
Another important thing to keep in mind when looking at sofa tables to blend in with your sofa is the style. Color is probably the most important thing, but a contemporary table against the back of an antique sofa just won't mesh. Always try to keep your furniture pieces all from the same sort of style, especially when you are looking for pieces to blend. This will ensure that the table does not look out of place behind your sofa.
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.