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Sofa Tables - Open Up A Small Living Space

Mar 26, 2008
Whether you live in an apartment, a small home or less than spacious condo, you may have noticed there is just not enough space to have the spread out living area you had been hoping for.

For some reason, the person who designed your home did not allow ample square footage for a living room that was to really be lived in. If you want to open up this space it is going to take a bit of planning and careful furniture buying. One of the pieces of furniture you may think would not fit into the equation would be sofa tables, but you would be wrong. While you may think sofa tables are too large and bulky to be good furniture pieces for a small living space, they can actually serve a number of purposes and replace the need for a variety of other furniture pieces. This translates to space saved by having one item instead of a number of small ones.

Think about the tables you often have in your living room. There are accent tables, end tables and/or sofa tables. Think of the amount of floor space that is taken up by a pair off end tables and accent tables. Now what if you could use sofa tables to replace all these items? You would not just save the space that is being taken up by the tables themselves, but since sofa tables are put flush against the sofa, you will also be able to save yourself a little floor space on one side of the sofa tables.

Now, can sofa tables really do the jobs those other tables do? Let's look at them and find out. What do you use end tables for? End tables are generally a place to put lamps, the remote for the TV, drinks and other things you happen to have with you when you sit down. Sofa tables can do all of this as long as you choose a sofa table that is the same height of the sofa. A little twist to one side or the other and those items are set down. If you have a coffee table this can do part of the job as well.

The other reason many people have tables is to dress up the room, thus the creation of accent tables. Can sofa tables fill this role as well? Yes, they can. Many of the creators of sofa tables know they are not just a table that is always pushed behind a sofa and up against the wall, Therefore they have created sofa tables in a number of styles and designs to suit any décor you have in place in your home. In many cases, because of their size, sofa tables can actually be more ornate and accenting than a small accent table would be.

A final boon to sofa tables is in addition to being good and attractive tables many sofa tables have storage options beneath the tabletop. This offers a way to get more clutter out of the room, and save more floor space for living.
About the Author
Jesse Akre,author and owner of numerous home decor sites, offers online consumers his thoughts on purchasing indoor accessories such as sleek and modern coffee tables, always needed acccent tables and truly distinctive end tables to complete your space.
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