The Console Table is Great For More Than Sitting

If you find that your living room is missing something, a new sofa table could be the exact piece of furniture that you’re looking for. Or perhaps you’ve got a spot that needs a little more attention than a sofa table ever could give it. No matter what your need is, there’s a sofa table for you. And since there are so many options available, it’s possible to buy one to fit into just about any existing setting. From modern homes to grand old homes, mid century sofa tables are sure to fit in anywhere.

Sofa tables and console tables have been used in homes all across the globe for centuries. And in many cases, they’ve been used for more than one purpose. For instance, early mid century modern sofa tables and console tables were actually used as outdoor furniture pieces. They would be placed outside on areas with a lot of sunshine. They were sturdy, durable, and able to withstand the elements and the wear and tear of time.

Over the years, the scope of these tables has broadened slightly. They can now be found in a variety of styles, materials, and colors. But there’s still a place for the traditional sofa table in the modern home. Sofa tables and console tables in the living room are a fairly common combination, although they’re certainly not a rule.

In fact, contemporary sofa tables and coffee tables are often used together to create a one-two punch. For example, you might pair a modern sofa table with a coffee table in an architectural design that features clean lines and a minimalist design. Or you might pair a traditional sofa table with a modern coffee table in a living room that features an Asian or European flair. You could even put them in a room that is designed around a particular theme – Hollywood style, Indian, Mediterranean, or Japanese just to name a few.

Of course, in terms of actual sofa table sizes, this one doesn’t vary that much from other forms of furniture. It can fit in any size of living room. It’s also available in different heights, which is great if you have small children or pets. Usually, console tables are three to seven inches deep, but you can buy them in different sizes depending on your needs. Many are a half-length sofa, while others are a long two-thirds length.

Another nice thing about living room sofa tables is that they don’t clutter up the space. They sit quietly and are not visually distracting. They don’t stand out against the rest of the decor, and yet when they’re needed, they’re there, ready and waiting.

Console tables are ideal for your family’s entertainment area as well. With your TV, DVD player and a gaming system in place, it’s easy to entertain friends and family in style. If you have a dining room table that’s larger than the sofa tables, you could even use it to create a buffet style table for entertaining. You could put small side tables or chairs down next to it and then place the dessert plates, silverware and serving bowls on top of the dining table, creating a buffet table for your entertaining.

Another nice thing about console tables is that they can double as a buffet table for entertaining. All you need are a couple of serving dishes, a bottle of wine and some finger foods, and your next party is going to be a hit. Sofa tables are also easy to store away. You can even store them in drawers, under shelves or against your wall if you have the space.