By E3rn4aa90. Sofa Tables. At Wednesday, September 04th 2019, 10:32:33 AM.
Sofa tables are elegant pieces of furniture designed to occupy a small space and yet carry the ornament for a room. Sofa and table should be in harmony; together they bring a sense of refinement to any interior.
Sofa tables are regarded as prime necessity and are common pieces of accent furniture for all homes. But, the sofa tables we know today come from a long history of development.
A sofa table is meant to sit along the back of a sofa. Usually people who purchase a sofa table have their sofas backing up into another room, so instead of the back of a sofa, a table is the focal point of an open space. Most sofa tables are long and thin, and they may be in the shape of a long rectangle or have a half circle shape. Some tables have only shelves, while others have drawers, and still others have some combination of shelves and drawers.
Sofa tables are a common piece of furniture in most living rooms as an accent piece. Sofa tables are not new to the world of home décor, having been around since the 1700s. Around this time the most common living room pieces, sofas and settees, were made with a high back. Most of the people's attention was called to the high backs, which were very decorative. As the furniture styles changed, the backs were lowered, leaving a lot of open space. To compensate for this empty space, furniture designers attempted to make adjustments.
- Length - It doesn't get any tackier than looking at a sofa table that sticks out past one end of the sofa. It looks like someone wasn't paying attention to the details of fitting furniture together. And that's probably exactly what happened. Instead of trying to figure out a way to cover up ill-fitting furniture after the fact, take the time to measure the length of your sofa and make sure that the table will fit well within its limitations. It's OK for a table to be a little short, but having it stick out past the sofa is not going to look right.
The main room you'll find modern sofa tables in is the living room, but they also make great furniture additions in other rooms including the dining room, bedroom or family room. They're the perfect addition to that empty space in your corner or along that blank wall. Decorative statues, portraits, candles, centerpieces or live plants are some of the many things you may see sitting atop modern sofa or console tables.