Originally introduced in the 1700s, the sofa table used to be a long, drop-leaf piece placed in front of the sofa and included drawers for storage and decorations. Today that’s no longer the case. The sofa table kept its name but is no longer associated with the sofa in many cases. It became a versatile piece of furniture often featured on hallways, in dining rooms or in the living area where it sometimes sits behind the sofa or is used as a space divider. If you’re wondering how a modern sofa table would look like today, check out below 10 of our favorite designs.
This sofa table features a top made of thick MDF boards, a matching shelf and legs made of metal. It’s strong and durable and at the same time it looks sleek and slender. In terms of style, its design is quite eclectic, featuring both rustic and industrial influences. You can find out more about this piece of furniture on Amazon.
Here’s another sofa table with a distinctive rustic allure. It’s made of MDF and laminate wood with no other materials blended into its design. It’s simple and it also has character. The slatted bottom shelf is a bit peculiar but is at the same time a defining detail in the design of the table. Check it out on Amazon.
For a modern or a contemporary setting the best choice is often a sofa table with a very simple design. This right here is a nice example. This table looks very clean and simple and lacks any . unnecessary ornamental features, including the shelf which is often considered to be a defining characteristic on a sofa table. The combination of burnt oak and powder-coated metal give it a contemporary-industrial look. For more details, check out the table on Amazon.
This table is very similar to one we mentioned above with a noticeable difference: the top. The MDF A-frame structure and slatted bottom shelf give the table a distinctive rustic appearance while the white marble top introduces a modern and elegant touch which ends up making a huge difference and allowing the table to stand out. Check out this piece of Amazon for more details.
If you’re looking for a sofa table that has that unique old vibe to it, look no further because we found it. This beautiful piece is made of 150 year old oak wood. It’s as much a furniture piece as it is a work of art. The wood is salvaged from old barns and no two tables are the same. Check out etsy for more details on this amazing table.
With an elegant and eclectic design, this sofa table is exactly what you’d want for a welcoming living room or a charming entryway. The top and the bottom shelf are made of thick MDF board and the frame is made of metal. This combination gives the table a vintage farmhouse allure that’s often difficult to get right. Check out its full description on Amazon.
In addition to the bottom which is typical to all sofa tables, this also includes two extra drawers at the top. This detail makes the table even more versatile than other similar pieces simply because it offers more storage without being too obvious about it. Put this in the living room behind the sofa, in the entryway or on a hallway. You can find the Vasagle table on Amazon.
In contrast with many other designs on our list, this sofa table doesn’t have a bottom shelf or any top drawers. It’s as simple as they come and that actually gives it lots of character. It has a sawhorse leg design and an overall rustic look. The simplicity of the design allows it to be very versatile which makes it easy to envision this in a variety of different setting and used for various different purposes. You can find it on Amazon.
We realize that since sofa tables are not that common you’ll probably have trouble finding one that suits your style or your budget so we’d like to explore some alternative options. You could build your own table from scratch. This way you can be sure it has the right size and you can use whatever materials you want. There’s a nice description that you can find on ana-white. The table is simple and slender and fits perfectly behind the living room sofa.
This farmhouse sofa table featured on ahostinghome is quite amazing too. To get that worn look you can either use reclaimed wood or paint the wood and then lightly sand it. The typical farmhouse style design offers a cool advantage even in a modern home as the wide legs let you easily hide cords and cables behind them in order to maintain a clean and tidy living room.
Luxury Home with Spectacular Views Of Ipanema Beach
The RS apartment, created by architects at Studio Arthur Casas, is a seasonal home that’s blessed with a 360º view of the beautiful Ipanema beach, Rio de Janeiro. It is these terrific views that shape the layout of space, where most of the rooms are arranged to hug the perimeter and soak up the panorama. Five suites, plus an open plan living room with dining area are all located around a centrally placed entryway. The 520 square metre interior has been given a clean and minimalist aesthetic, spiced with cozy and lively touches. It was important to the homeowner that the apartment should provide a friendly and welcoming feel in which to receive family friends.
Photographer: Filippo Bamberghi
We start off in a living room with a spectacular view of Ipanema beach, where the coastal scene appears to have inspired an interior colour palette of deep blue and sandy beige. Flat white walls fall way from focus to let the soothing panorama take over.
Heavy tree trunk coffee tables stand solidly at the centre of the living room. A vase of fronds make a lush leafy green accent to freshen the scheme.
A number of modern sofas and armchairs define the border of the luxurious living room in the open plan space, all settled around the outer edge of a light beige area rug. Despite an underlying vibe of modern minimalism, the lively furniture selection evokes a cosy and friendly atmosphere that is full of life. The furniture is a mix of national and internationally sourced pieces, with a number of designs by Arthur Casas–such as the Amorfa table, Belly lampshade, and Willys sideboard.
Simple lines ensure the sofas placed in front of the windows do not obscure, or distract from, the privileged view.
Dual aspect windows wrap the living room with sights of Ipanema beach. Travertine Navona stone flooring flows with the soft palette of the space.
Splashes of blue come in ceramics and a Delfino armchair. The blue accent chair also makes a comfortable reading chair by the window, and with the addition of a matching gold stem floor lamp for evening time.
Oak brings areas of visual warmth amongst the light neutrals.
A Carlito Carvalhosa painting adds another beat of vibrant blue.
Below the painting, the sandy coloured Scandinavian style chair is the Flag Halyard by Hans Wegner for PP Møbler.
Frameless and white, the guest bathroom door goes almost unnoticed in the white living room wall…
… But inside the cloakroom, a unique bathroom sink certainly stands out. Its natural rock form nods to the eruptions of rugged rockface across the coastal view. A sleek and modern chrome tap perfectly juxtaposes the rough and rustic nature of the basin.
The stunning living room presents an ideal area in which to gather guests.
A floating sideboard runs behind the largest sofa in the room and a wooden side table.
Two cobalt blue decorative vases add a vibrant touch to a light coloured sideboard.
The large room runs around in a wide L-shape, with the dining room tucked around the bend.
A black sputnik chandelier hangs above an enormous organic shaped dining table, where at least eight diners can be seated.
Another row of blue vases line up along a side shelf, which is set into a natural stone wall treatment.
Through the core entryway of the home, a smaller snug is tucked away from the hustle and bustle.
A unique floor lamp stands on branch-like legs by a small settee.
Between the welcome lounge and the dining room, another sitting area fills the elbow of the L-shaped space. A sofa table splits the room along the back of the couch here, and a unique coffee table settles on another beige area rug.
A decorative bowl and a stone table lamp top the long table. On the ceiling we can see tracks for a long and discrete sliding door that provides intimacy to each side of the living room when closed, and reveals a grander space when opened.
Wooden candlesticks decorate the unique coffee table, along with a matching wooden bowl.
The tan lounge chair and footstool set in the window complements rich wood toned elements in the room.
The amazing view from the lounge chair.
Inside a shallow window nook there is a majestic chair carved from driftwood, which sits softly with the ocean scene.
Waves lap against the shore directly below.
In the master suite, the minimalist bedroom scheme incorporates a home workspace behind the headboard.
A designer table lamp sits atop each end of the chunky headboard, where bedside shelves are built-in.
The depth of the headboard forms the desk for the home workspace behind, where a tan swivel chair sits by one of the bedroom windows.
White marble fills a glass wall ensuite bathroom.
Bathtub views bring in the seaside.
Opposite the foot of the bed, a wall mounted storage unit runs the width of the room. A large glass vase and a black and white photographic print provide crisp decoration.
In the second bedroom, a modern wall sconce is mounted right onto the headboard. Which floats against a wood panelled wall.
A desk stands separately to the bed this time, teamed with an unusual floor lamp.
A slick white marble vanity is custom fit into the bathroom.
The last bathroom is decorated in a high contrast design.
Modern towel rails descend from the ceiling.
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