Friday, September 22, 2017

Sofa Tables for Your Home

While researching sofa tables, I found some things that might help in your selection.  Sometimes you have a space that requires that much needed accent piece.  What space?  How abut the back of your sofa that backs up to an open space?  Sofa tables can blend with the back of your sofa or be a divider between your family room, dining room. kitchen or even an accent for your entryway making it a focal point.  You need to look at the back of your sofa.  How does it back up to other spaces and then determine what will work best.  Measure the length and height of your sofa.  This will help you pick the sofa table that is right for your home decor.

Most sofa tables are long and usually thinner than other tables.  Their shape is usually rectangular or half circle.  Most have shelves (shelf) and some have drawers and some have a combination of both shelves (shelf) and drawers  These can be very useful if you use your sofa table for their functionality as well as accent.  The surface is an ideal place for display items while the drawers and shelves offer storage which can be very useful to you.

When you're shopping, think about the functionality of your table.  Will you use it behind your sofa?
Will you use it in your entryway?  What storage, if any, do you need?  Always remember to check your space size before buying your sofa table.

Be sure to determine the quality of your sofa table.  Usually, the sold wood sofa table is your best choice.  But sometimes a metal table will lend itself more to your decor.  Whatever you choose, be sure to look the piece before you purchase.  Internet shopping for a sofa table may be risky unless you have actually seen the table you plan to purchase online.  Go for the well known brands as you need to be careful of buying from manufacturers whose quality is not acceptable.

 If you trust s brand name, have actually seen the sofa table, have checked it out very carefully and like the style, then it is most likely the sofa table for your space.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Coffee and End Tables for Our Home

Having lots of seating places in your living room is great but what about a place to sit your "stuff"?  Table lamps, TV remotes, magazines, pictures, books - even your coffee finds a place when you have coffee and end tables.  Maybe just a coffee table is enough, but the end tables are really a nice touch to make your living room complete.

The coffee table, usually sitting in front of the sofa, is an important focal point in your room.  If you like everything neat and in its place, then your coffee table may only have a set of coasters there. Your coffee table may be the place for our books, pictures or display items.  Sometimes coffee tables are used as the family dining room table.  The functionality of your coffee table should be a top priority when selecting your coffee table.

Adding the end tables is a usual step when buying the coffee table.  End tables are a great option for your living room.  Decide if these are what you need.  These can be bought in sets with the matching coffee table.  End tables usually come in pairs and are designed to go at the end of your sofa or beside a favorite chair.  Many have a drawer and/or a shelf (or shelves) for added storage.  End tables are big enough to hold your lamp and some "stuff".

The coffee and end table sets come in many shapes and sizes.  Buying these sets make it easier since you basically need only to pick your style.  You need to pay attention to the size of the coffee and end table sets you like to make sure the size is not too big or too small for your space.

Materials used in coffee and end tables need to match the wood, the wood color or the stain used in your living room.  This will eliminate the mistake of mismatched furniture and your tables will not stick out like a sore thumb.

You certainly do not have to follow a set rule when choosing your coffee and end tables.  Find what you like that fits your decor and find the pieces you can enjoy for a long time.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Our Kitchen and Dining Room Table

Research that I've done recently show that kitchen updates are at the top of the list for remodeling/updating.  And it's true - our kitchen and dining room is a very important part of our homes and our daily life.

When buying our kitchen and/or dining room tables, there are some things we need to consider.

The kitchen table is where our meals are usually taken.  Kitchen tables come in a wide range of style as well as size and finishes.  Sometimes they are very simple as in the Mission styling which is usually a basic functional top which rests on four plain legs.  There are also the adjustable tables which serve well as a space saver if we have limited space for our kitchen table.  There are several options for our kitchen table.  We just need to get the one we're most comfortable with in our space.

Dining room tables are usually more formal than the kitchen table.  It should encourage the more serious or the more romantic theme.  The dining room displays a welcome for friends and visitors to relax and stay a while.

So, let's do our research:
1)     Determine the type, size and material of the table we need.
2)     Is this table for our kitchen or dining room?
3)     Take note of our home decor - especially our kitchen and dining areas.
4)     Choose the style.  Many styles are rectangular, but there are also the round, square, or oval styles for consideration.

There are many, many kitchen and dining room tables on the market today.  Let's start looking and have fun redoing/remodeling/updating our kitchen and dining room areas with a new table.  It will make a difference!