How to Choose a Stylish Sofa Table

If you have been thinking it’s time to upgrade part of your living room, you may think you are finally going to get that sofa table you have always been considering. After all, you could use having a little extra storage space behind the sofa. It always just seemed like there was a void there and you would prefer to put that void to good use. But what type of sofa table should you choose? Well, if you want to be in style, you need to make sure you know the 2010 home furnishing trends before you buy.

There are generally three styles that are in fashion this year when it comes to sofa tables. Pick any of these categories and you know you will be good to go in the furniture fashion world.

Minimalist

The first theme this year is to go small. This is called the minimalist theme. The idea is that many pieces of furniture have gotten out of hand over the years. Instead, we need to scale back to getting pieces that are just big enough to do what needs to be done and nothing else.

When it comes to sofa tables this means you are going to want to measure a piece that just fits behind the sofa, perhaps even a little shorter. On the width front, you are not going to need a big wide table that takes up too much space, but one that is just wide enough to allow you to set what you need behind the sofa – such as a lamp, some books or even possibly a drink.

Luxurious

The next theme you want to consider is one that understands luxury. Being able to show off your indulgent side is in this year. So if you have been coveting a lushly decorated Victorian sofa table for some time now, now is the time to buy, as it’s at the top of it’s fashion calling.

This also means you can have some fun choosing things that you may not have always considered in the past such as pieces that are a little more flamboyant than you usually would settle for. It’s the fashion this year! Enjoy it!

Metal

For those who have modern or contemporary d├ęcor or just like the touch of metal in their furniture, this is the year for you. Metal is in and in a big way. The best part about this when it comes to purchasing sofa tables is metal is a nice, strong durable material. This means that all the things you want to put on the table, it can handle. It also should hold up well to all of those times that someone plops down on the sofa, banging into the sofa table at the same time.

One benefit of choosing a sofa table that is in the fashion ‘in’ crowd this year is that you will also know you will have plenty of options when you start shopping since most of the furniture manufacturers out there are creating furniture that goes with the trends.