20 Sofa Table Ideas to Optimize Your Living Room: What does a couch table really do? It’s usually a long, thin console table that’s put against the back of the couch to make it easier to move from one area of a multi-purpose or open-plan room to another. It can be used for extra storage or show space.
20 Sofa Table Ideas to Optimize Your Living Room
1. Keep It Light
You might want to choose a lighter colour sofa table if you’re scared that it will make your room feel crowded. A light wood tone will make the room feel airy, and there will still be lots of room for storage or decorations.
2. Showcase Souvenirs
A simple sofa table is a great place to put all of your carefully chosen items in one central area, whether they are souvenirs from your trips, books, or just a few pieces of decor that you want to draw attention to.
3. Preserve Sightlines
In this modern-traditional living room, Britt Design Studio put things on either end of the dark wood sofa table to style it. They left the middle empty so that you could see the fireplace on the far wall.
4. Flip It Around
There is no rule that says you can’t put a sofa table between your sofa and the wall in your living room. Most people put them at the back of the sofa, facing the room.
5. Create More Seating
A higher sofa table and a set of stools can help you change up your seating plan and add some interest to your living room, whether you have a small room or a lot of room to spread out. This is especially useful if you often have guests over or like to watch Netflix while you eat or drink.
6. Add Hidden Storage
If your couch table doesn’t have drawers or shelves, put some woven baskets under it to hide things like toys, board games, extra throw pillows and blankets while still making them easy to get to.
7. Create Flow
Adding a sofa table to your open living space can help make it move better by connecting different areas and making them clearer. If you want to connect your living room and dining room without making the space look too matchy-matchy, buy a table that is similar in style to your dining room table. You can also style your room with things that are similar in style or colour to make the space flow together.
8. Show Some Leg
The sofa table can be used for more than one thing, so it can make a small room more useful or help divide up a bigger one. Think about getting a table that’s tall enough to fit a couple of ottomans. That way, you can sit at your sofa table or move extra chairs around for guests when you need to. Choose a sofa table that doesn’t fit in with the rest of the furniture. If you like the style of your room, don’t be afraid to go for a table like this one with turned legs that would look great in a formal living room.
9. Mix Materials
An old barnwood and metal sofa table helps define the sitting area in this large modern living room while fitting in with the white, black, and wood tones that run through the room.
10. Add Some Greenery
For a minimalist space, a sofa table can be very useful. This is especially true if you want to add some plants to your living room without taking up important space on a coffee or side table. You could get a simple table and put one or two plants on it to make it look more lived-in
11. Opt for Thin Legs
This modern farmhouse-style living room is light and airy. The big leather couch is balanced by a sofa table with thin legs, and the black finish goes with the metal grid windows.
Setting up a sofa table with two beautiful table lamps will give you the perfect warm light for reading a book on the couch.
13. Divide and Conquer
Marie Flanigan Interiors’ large double living room has an all-white space with two separate sitting areas separated by a sofa table with a chunky black sculptural base.
14. Make It Substantial
Mindy Gayer Design Co. put in a chunky pale wood sofa table and two darker wood chairs in this Orange County, California family room. The table helps define the sitting area and gives people an extra place to do homework or work from home.
15. Add Tall Lamps
A pair of tall lamps on a sofa table help define the sitting area in the living room of a large, open-plan new home from Grey Space Interiors in Delaware. When the sun goes down, putting a light source in the middle of a big room makes it feel balanced and warm.
16. Ground the Seating Area
This living room from Whittney Parkinson Design has high ceilings. A sofa table helps to ground the sitting area. Two curved lamps on each end add light and an artistic touch. The light couch and dark table make a nice contrast. Two padded stools add extra storage and a place to sit, and the sofa table can be used as an extra workspace when needed.
17. Dip Dye It
18. Back It Up to the Wall
Forbes + Masters’ modern living room has a long, thin black sofa table that floats between the back of the couch and the wall. It’s a stealthy workspace that hides almost completely when it’s not in use. The table is kept clear of trash and can also be used for holiday displays. This leaves the coffee table free for drinks, snacks, and other items.
19. Use a Bar Cart
If you like drinking drinks in the evening or have a lot of guests over, having a place set aside for cocktail hour that isn’t in the kitchen is a game changer. You won’t have to get up to make the second round if you use a bar cart as a sofa table.
20. Go Farmhouse Style
The shape of your sofa table doesn’t have to be straight and simple. To keep with the shabby chic modern country style of the living room at My 100 Year Old Home, a painted wood table that looked old was used as a sofa table. Light can pass through a glass lamp and some pretty bottles.