Relevant categories: Tables
(Above photo - Regency Drop Leaf Sofa Table Circa 1890 )
Sofa tables can greatly improve your home decor. They add interest in any space, look inviting to the guests, and provide a good storage option. Sofa tables also provide extra sitting for large gatherings in your living room. You can use them to display pieces of art and to fill in empty spaces around the house. However, not just anything can be a sofa table. You need to carefully look at a particular coffee table before buying it. Here are handy tips to help you pick the best sofa table.
1. Its Size
(Above photo - Rosewood Regency Sofa Table Extending Drop Leaf )
Size is an important aspect when it comes to picking the right sofa table. Essentially, the table and the sofa should have the same height and length. That means you should measure the length and height of your sofa beforehand. The top surface of the table should be expansive enough to accommodate all the items you have. For example, the table should be wide enough to hold a lampshade with a particular diameter. You don’t want the items on the table to interfere with you when seated on the sofa.
2. Where to Position It
Most people like placing their sofa tables behind the sofa. In that position, the table can be used to hold photos, lamps, and other items. That arrangement also makes the appearance of the backs of your couches to look more attractive. Placing a table between a sofa and the wall provides extra space in which you can store electrical outlets and create room for heating vents and radiators. A sofa table can also be used as a console table in the hallway or foyer. In a large space, it can act as a room divider or fill in space. It can also act as a side table in your dining room.
(Above photo - Rosewood Regency Sofa Table - Antique Extending Drop Leaf )
Before buying a sofa table, you need to know what you intend to use it for. That way, you will be able to pick one that is going to precisely serve your needs. If you intend to use the table for displaying heavy or large items, then ensure it has a solid wood surface and not glass. Glass can easily break when heavy objects are placed on it. For extra storage space, buy a sofa table with drawers and shelves. Such a table will serve well in the entryway or dining room. You can use a simpler table between the wall and your sofa.
4. Table Style
(Above photo - Regency Rosewood Sofa Table )
What style and finish do you want the table to have? A table meant for the living room should coordinate with the current look of the other items in the living room. If you want, you can ensure that the sofa table has the same style as your stools, side table, coffee table, and storage ottomans. A table meant to stand behind the sofa, next to the wall should have an attractive top. If the table is to be placed in the hallway, ensure it is attractive enough to act as an accent table.
So, be careful as you choose your sofa table. Make sure it can serve your needs.
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