Sofa - Console Table Designs
The coffee table made its first appearance in the Victorian era - a perfect match for the comfortable new lounge furniture that was appearing at the same time. The long and low coffee table was ideal for gathering around and sharing drinks and conversation with family and friends. The classic coffee table would be renamed the cocktail table in the early 1900s, but its use remained.
Today, there are more types and variations of the basic design than ever before. Many coffee tables come with built-in drawers for storage, while others have lower shelf units to hold books, magazines, and decorative objects. There are even tables on wheels that can be quickly re-positioned and tables with mirrored tops to add some extra sparkle to your interiors. Whatever your style or need, you'll find a look that's perfect for you at Lamps Plus, your online furniture store for designer coffee tables.
Coffee Table Basics:
- Place your coffee table 15" to 18" from the front edge of your sofa.
- Make sure the top of the table is within a few inches of the height of your sofa seat height
- Scale is important – too big and your seating area will feel cramped, too small and you may feel like you're living in a doll house.
- The material of your chosen coffee table should match the usage of the space where it will go. For example, a stone or wood topped coffee table would be perfect in a family room.
- Accessorize your table with home décor accessories like coffee table books, candleholders, etc. A tray is perfect as a catchall for things like remotes.