Sofa tables are one of those furnishings that, for all intents and purposes, isn’t particularly critical to the success of a space. Sure, they are lovely and functional and nice, but a living room doesn’t “have” to have a table behind the sofa to make it work. However, that being said, sofa tables are also one of those furnishings that, when chosen and styled carefully, have the ability to coordinate and enhance the entire space with seemingly little effort or conscious notice. Below are some examples of successful sofa tables that do just that…and why:
Leggy dresser as sofa table –
Let’s just state the obvious first: what fabulous storage on this sofa table! The drawers-as-table works nicely here because the framed white drawer units loosely coordinate with the wall details, and the piece feels right at home in the white-brown chunkiness of the space. (Even the sconces are squatty rectangular, as are the window Roman shades.) An important detail to note is that the top of the sofa table is lower than the sofa cushions. I think the taller leg proportions on this sofa table make it seem less like a dresser and, therefore, more appropriate in this space.