Modern console sofa tables, the ones that are usually found flat against the hallway wall or in the living room caddy corner to the television, are becoming all the more popular as our needs as a society become more demanding and our indulgences, more vast.
While at one time these pieces of furniture served the primary purpose of complementing the couch or sofa with a simple array of shelves of matching style and design, console sofa tables are becoming much more elaborate.
You can order a table made of glass, wood, marble, you name it. For a very high price, some people are even following the aquatic trend and putting an aquarium inside of theirs. As with all furniture, there are many possibilities so when selecting your new table you must consider not only the table itself but the room around it. And most importantly, what you wish to utilize it for.
The modern console sofa table is now being made to virtually order. While naturally the obvious decisions apply when selecting a console sofa table, such as shelves versus cabinets or glass versus wood, consumers now have a plethora of different options. Below are listed some of the various console tables of modern times:
Coffee sofa table: This table option has a predetermined space in which a small or medium sized coffee machine would fit perfectly. Some sofa tables even come with one included. Also very common is to see the furniture manufacturer provide with the piece a set of coffee cups and various utensils and/or sugar holders.
Media Center Sofa Table: With multimedia becoming so increasingly popular, the makers of sofa tables have stepped up to join the crowds. Many tables are now being designed fully equipped and constructed to hold various media players such as DVD players, CD players, Tuners, and even Nintendo or PlayStation and XBOX games and equipment. Depending on the tables location in the room you can potentially hook all of your equipment up to the television for real ease of use. Operate everything from one portal.
Popcorn sofa table: Some furniture manufacturers have gone so far as to design sofa tables particularly for families who love to enjoy a bowl of popcorn while lounging in front of the television on the sofa.
These tables provide perfect nooks to place a microwave behind a cabinet with additional conveniences like a pull out shelf on wheels for easy access. And while the popcorn is not including, one day it probably will be.
Beverage station sofa table: Similar in concept to the popcorn sofa table, the soda table comes either equipped with a built in refrigerator, like a mini bar, or with an appropriate slot for one.
Some of the handier tables also come fit with a dining set with cups and a set of matching straws. With this latest evolution of furniture, you won’t ever have to leave the couch!
Books and DVDs: Finally, sofa tables are lending themselves more toward the storage side of the furniture realm and are being made with designated slots for books, DVDs and CDs. Some have extra shelving dedicated to the media racks and others have doors that swivel open to put the items inside and tucked away. It all depends on your personal preference.
Face it, the family room is here to stay. Add a sofa table or console table to give you the space you need.