By E3rn4aa90. Sofa Tables. At Wednesday, September 04th 2019, 10:05:19 AM.
If your room is in a feminine style, a curved or ornate table could well be ideal. If your style is more masculine, simple shapes are more appropriate.
If you're unfamiliar with sofa tables, let's review them briefly. Created in the 18th century, sofa tables are a tall, thing and long table. They are about two-thirds the length of the sofa and the top comes up to the edge of the back of the sofa, and ideally, just a little bit lower.
That's one of the great things about console and sofa tables. They let you add a lot of personality to a room. While some people think they are still just good for candlesticks and a bowl of fruit, these tables let you express yourself, not only through the type of table you choose, but also what you choose to display on it.
These tables are available in many styles, colors and sizes. A very popular style is the ones with a fold-down leaf. When your guests are eating, you lift up the leaf to make more room. When the dinner is over, you fold down the leaf to allow more space in the room. Sofa or console tables are not only practical but also very beautiful in the dining room or living room. They've changed a lot in style, size and appearance for the modern home.
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.
Shopping for furniture can be tiring and frustrating. Typical furniture showrooms are large, and give a false idea of the size of the furniture you're looking at. Be careful to understand the terminology and measure your room and existing furniture carefully before you go shopping. If possible make a plan of your room and how you want to lay it out, then buy furniture to fit the plan, don't change the plan to fit the furniture. There are several different types of table, and some have more than one name.