Searching for the Best Sofa Tables
Sofa tables are the perfect answer to a much-needed accent in some spaces. A perfect example of a space where a sofa table is needed is when a couch backs up to another space. For example, a sofa that faces the television but works as a sort of divider between the family room and a dining room or entryway could really use these tables.
Sofa tables work in two different ways. They can either be selected to blend in with the back of the sofa, or they can set it off as an accent feature. Either way you go, it is very important to remember that the back of the sofa is extremely important when you are looking for these tables. Most people do not spend much time looking at the back of their sofas, and they forget to check it out before they go shopping. Just take a good long look at how the sofa backs up to the other space and determine the best way to approach it. Don’t forget to measure the length and height of the sofa before shopping. This will ensure that the tables you look at aren’t too big or too small for the sofa you have. Once you have your measurements, then it’s time to start looking at tables.
Sofa tables that are meant to be accent tables will work as a sort of opposing force to the back of the sofa. For example, a black or dark brown sofa might be accented with a gold or light oak sofa table. The effect is even more dramatic when pairing colors like red and black, black and white, or any other dramatic colors together.
Usually accent tables are meant to hold decorative pieces, although it isn’t a bad idea to look for a sofa table that also has a little bit of storage. Baskets make for very efficient storage, and they often accent the table as well. Some sofa tables also come with small baskets that fit perfectly into the shelves, so there is no need to purchase baskets separately.
Of course accent tables can also be functional tables, but in some cases it may be better to look for sofa tables that will blend in with the back of the sofa. The reason you might want to do this is so that you do not draw attention to the table itself. Usually tables that blend into the back of the sofa are meant for function rather than decoration, so you will definitely want to look for look for tables that have shelves or drawers. Drawers are great because they allow you to hide some of the clutter around your home, especially when you need to hide it quickly.
When selecting a table that is meant to blend in with your sofa, choose a color or shade that matches your sofa. Light oak wood pairs wonderfully with light-colored leather, while glass with a silver metal frame is a great way to minimize the effect against sofas with unusual colors or patterns.
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.