Redefining the Sofa Table: Add Chairs!

Redefining the Sofa Table: Add Chairs!

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Carrie McBride
Apr 18, 2015
When a sofa is floated in a room, the long blocky back can be a big visual roadblock. Many people place a console or "sofa table" of the same height behind the sofa to mitigate this effect and often place a lamp, picture frames, a vase or other decorative items on it. More and more, however, we're noticing people using these tables for more than just display and, instead, for functions like eating or doing a bit of paperwork. The idea is a smart one for small homes, but we're seeing it in homes of all sizes. Here are some examples of this trend:
Source: Svoya Studio
(Image credit: Svoya Studio)
Source: Gunkelmans via Houzz
(Image credit: Gunkelmans via Houzz)
Source: KMID
(Image credit: KMID)
(Image credit: Monique Larroux)
Source: Sweet Peach
(Image credit: Sweet Peach)
(Image credit: Desire to Inspire)
Source: Design Manifest
(Image credit: Design Manifest)
(Image credit: Backporch Musings)

What do you think? Have you given this a try?

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