7 Reasons Your Living Room Needs a Sofa Table

Why should coffee tables get all the attention? Give the space behind your sofa a little decorating love with these easy tips.

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Instead of matching lamps at either end of the sofa table, offset one lamp with a vase of equal heft and size. When choosing a table, be sure to keep height in mind—a console as tall as your sofa keeps lamplight shining down on reading material and everything in arm's reach.

2. It Adds Interest

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Add more interest and depth to your living room with a sofa table. A dark, modern style like this one draws your eye in with the contrast in color from the bright white sofa. The addition of the piece also adds another layer of decoration and makes the whole room more put together and visually interesting.

3. It's Inviting

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A living room can sometimes feel sectioned off, but a sofa table can act as a welcoming element for guests. Use the tabletop as display space for candy dishes or favorite books. The matching metal vases on this table add a symmetrical element to the eclectic space.

4. Storage

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The sofa table can be a huge storage bonus. For extra space, add baskets under the console to neatly store throws and extra pillows. When selecting your baskets, ensure a proper fit by keeping the height and width of your table in mind.

5. Extra Seating

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Take full advantage of the usefulness of sofa tables, especially when it comes to hosting guests. If you're having a large gathering at your home, you're going to need all the seating you can get. Under the table is a convenient place to tuck stools until they're needed.

6. Display Space

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Give yourself more places to display favorite books and accessories. Here, the living room is symmetrically balanced, and the sofa table echoes the true focal point in the center. The contrast between the rich wood finish and stark decorations helps to make the objects stand out.

7. Fill Empty Space

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One of the most basic uses for sofa tables is to fill empty space. Without one, a room may have large areas that turn into dead space. Here, the additional table helps to continue the color story throughout the room and allows for more personalization with decorating.

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