How do you use the space behind the sofa? No way, you have it pushed up to the wall? In vain! According to the designers, a new fashion trend is the use of a narrow console table behind the back of the sofa. Our advice site decided to see how such an arrangement of furniture in the living room might look like.
Why would you even need a table behind the back of a sofa? After all, in addition to the aesthetic function, functionality is also important! This will give you additional storage space, for example, TV remotes and other equipment, table lamps, books, magazines that you like to read in the living room. In addition, a console table can serve as a space divider in the case of a living-dining room or a living-kitchen.
As you can see in the photo above, even behind the sofa, which is almost close to the wall, there is a place for a narrow table, which will become a comfortable and spacious shelf for a variety of little things..
Such sofas, as in the photo, are, of course, difficult to find in a ready-made set with a table with bookshelves in the back. Most often they are made to order. This is a special option, meaning that the sofa will occupy the center of the room, and not be pushed against the wall. The portal spoke in detail about the classification of sofas by type, design, purpose and other parameters..
In general, console tables have the following differences:
- Height like a chest of drawers, that is, from 80 to 110 centimeters.
- The width is narrow, like a shelf – from 30 to no more than 40 centimeters.
- Sleek, very attractive appearance, functions of both a table and an open storage shelf.
However, the tables behind the sofa do not always turn out to be standard in height. Compare the two options we proposed above – a low, spreading sofa and the same table, just a stand for a flowerpot with flowers and books. And a sofa with a high back, behind which there is a full-fledged bar counter – the same console table, but raised to the desired height. And complemented by bar stools of course.
The classic content of the console table behind the sofa is two identical table lamps at the edges. Moreover, as we can see, this option is relevant both in the case of the location of the sofa in the center of the room, and for the table, which is literally squeezed between it and the wall.
In general, such a table behind a sofa with shelves can serve as a spacious storage place, not only a shelf. Under it, you can put baskets with a wide variety of contents, hide what will interfere with receiving guests, but at the same time it should be at hand with the owners.
Making such a table for the location behind the sofa with your own hands is no more difficult than a TV stand or a garden bench.
The disadvantage of the location of the console table behind the sofa is obvious – if you put something liquid on it in an open container, for example, a vase of flowers, there is a great risk of spilling it all on upholstered furniture. The risk increases if the table is used as a bar counter, while eating and drinking behind the sofa. But in general, this is a really fashionable trend that deserves attention as the arrangement of furniture in the living room..