Cecil. End Tables. May 02nd , 2018.
Dimensions of Occasional Tables. It is open to debate which is the more important: the look and feel of your occasional tables or their dimensions. Perhaps dimensions are irrelevant if you find a superb coffee table that matches your furniture perfectly. Maybe that superb-looking end table is ideal for your sofa or armchairs. Forget their sizes - they look great so let`s buy them! Is that so? First you must consider the purpose of these occasional tables for that is what they are generally known as - occasional tables - tables that will be used on occasion or at least that is one explanation for their name. What if the end table is way below the height of the arm of your armchair? Would you feel comfortable stretching down to get a cup or glass?.
While homes seem to be larger than ever many homeowners are in the process of downsizing these days either because of economic circumstances or simply a desire to live a simpler life. Just because you live in a smaller dwelling doesn`t mean that you have to give up the comforts of home you`ve become so used to. Rather you may simply need to change some of the furnishings keeping your favorites and then balancing them with smaller support pieces.
For example you can get coffee and end table sets that are long on storage as well as style. Many coffee tables come with storage space inside accessible either by doors or through a lift top table that cantilevers up and out from the coffee table itself. The same is true of end tables. Some have shelves others have a single drawer while still others have several drawers allowing you to keep things out of sight and out of mind when not in use. These are perfect for families or people who have pets. When company comes over just store all the toys in the drawers and doored units of your coffee and end table sets.
If you`ve ever gone furniture shopping and come home more confused than ever before don`t feel like you`re alone. Without even going into styles of furniture figuring out the difference between one table and another can be a nightmare. Take lowly end tables for instance. In the old days end tables came in pairs usually sold in a set with a matching coffee table. Easy enough. Put one end table on each end of the sofa plug in a lamp on each and center the coffee table in front. 1950s basic décor.
Coffee Tables and End Tables: Placement. The end table should be placed right up beside the arm of the chair. Not directly in contact because any subsequent movement of then chair could easily shake the table and spill the contents of any container. Coffee tables should be placed 18" from the sofa enough room to enable you to walk between the two items of furniture but not so far as to place your cup out of each.
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