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Dimensions of a Sofa Table

While any furniture choice is a matter of taste, there are some basic rules of thumb for making a furniture grouping look appealing! The dimensions of a sofa table take their cues from the height and length of the sofa. Sofa tables generally look best when they are the same height as the back of the sofa and should be 12 inches shorter in length than the sofa

Sofa Size & Room Placement for Sofa Table Dimensions

 Bassett Furniture Desk as a Sofa Table

While there are no standard sizes or even shapes for sofa tables, usually they are narrow — at least 10 inches but no more than 15 inches — offering a stylish accent to the back of the sofa. But design experts agree: don't be afraid to break the rules to accommodate your taste, style of furniture and layout of your room.

And the placement of the sofa table is also a consideration when choosing dimensions.

  • A sofa table paired with a sofa floating in the center of the room looks fabulous when it reaches the height of the sofa. 
  • A slightly taller table can rise above a sofa when both are backed up against a wall. Such a placement not only adds some visual interest behind the sofa but allows clearance for climate control vents that may be placed on the floor. 

Bassett Furniture sofa table

Expanding the Definition of Sofa Table

You can expand the typical dimensions of a sofa table to use it in innovative, more functional ways.

Check out all of these innovative sofa tables that go way beyond the standard dimensions. With a few bar stools, you can enjoy a cup of coffee at the table while watching television! You can also use it for storage, making room for small blanket bins or cloth napkins if your dining room is close to the kitchen.

Bassett Furniture has a wide selection of sofa tables in a variety of dimensions. Find a sofa table you'll love with the unparalleled quality you've come to expect from Bassett!

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Sources:

Making a Sofa Table: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/making-sofa-table-64047.html

Redefining the Sofa Table: Add Chairs: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/redefining-the-sofa-table-add-chairs-217883

 

 
 
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