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The living room is one room of the house where families seem to gather to spend quality time together. So, are the sofa tables in your living room living up to their potential?
Sofa tables are the center of many activities in your living room and even other rooms throughout your home as well. But, today we’ll focus on the just what you could do with one in your living space. Placed, as the name indicates, by the sofa, one can quite possibly be the most used piece of furniture in your living room. During the day, it may serve only as to display a decorative vase, or perhaps a candlescape.
At the end of the day, though, as family members drift in to collect together in the living room, this furnishing takes on a new significance. Young children may work on their homework at one, just by putting a chair behind it. Teens may use it as a place to put down a drink as they talk animatedly on the phone to their friends. While entertaining friends, sofa tables can be used as a central snack table, holding plates of hors d’oeuvres while guests rest their glasses on the surface as they chat.
The type that you integrate into your living room will depend on both your current style of furnishings and also on how you plan to use the table.
If your use of one will simply be to be decorative on its own and perhaps displaying favorite items, a simple yet elegant table may work well for you. Coordinated with other woodwork in the room, as well as the upholstered furniture, the right table can be the focal point of your living room. Etched glass top tables or finely crafted wood tables with ornate and detailed carvings into the woodwork can be quite an exquisite addition to your living room.
If children will be using it, a more rugged style that will withstand the daily rigors of children’s antics may be in order. Wood will most likely be your best choice, as it provides the most durable option. Certain woods, such as pine, are easily dented, scratched and gouged, and therefore will not have long lasting properties, but will be more affordable. One can be constructed of a hardwood, such as oak, shorea, or teak will offer the best endurance, although at a higher cost.
Wrought iron or metal sofa tables might provide a good alternative if it coordinates with the decorating style in your room, and will be durable. Quite often, however, these types of table may have glass top tables, but are also available with tiled tops.
When entertaining, sofa tables with an easily cleaned surface are desirable since snacks and drinks will be placed upon it. Some are designed to store and display wine bottles underneath; a nice touch to decorating.
All living rooms benefit both socially and decoratively with the inclusion of sofa tables. Whether it will be used mostly by children or guests, or maybe simply be a decorative piece, one will take center stage in your living room.