A sofa table is the opposite of a coffee table. Instead of sitting on the floor in front of a couch or loveseat it is typically positioned directly in back. This is particularly useful in a very large living room or great room since it hides the back of the furniture while serving a valuable purpose. Many people use it to hold tabletop décor, keys, and a number of other items. If you have a sofa table that cannot be placed in back of a sofa or loveseat because of room size constraints, do not get rid of it. Try these creative ways to use a sofa table. It will become one of your favorite pieces of furniture, and it can serve a number of valuable purposes.
Partition a Small Living Room Entryway with a Sofa Table
When a home lacks a true foyer and the front door leads directly into the living room, use a sofa table to create a partition. Place the sofa table immediately to the left or right of the entryway door with the width near or against the wall. If it is made of wrought iron or metal and has a rack across the bottom, use it to store footwear. Use the top to display tabletop décor, a tray for keys, a basket, or anything of decorative interest. The height is ideal.
Use the Sofa Table as a Handy Buffet
If counter space is lacking when entertaining, use a sofa table to hold serving plates and bowls of food. It is the perfect height and size, and it will add a considerable amount of serving space. Use it to hold and display desserts, hot foods, beverages, or tableware. The buffet options are endless, and it can be moved into a kitchen, dining room, or any location where food will be served.
Place the Table Against a Wall in a Large Foyer
When looking for alternate ways to use a sofa table, place it against the wall in a large foyer. Use it to hold a lined basket of keys, tabletop décor, and a tabletop lamp, or anything useful or decorative. If the sofa table has a bottom rack and is made of waterproof material, use it to hold shoes.
Use it in the Dining Room as a Display Table
A sofa table can be useful in a dining room, and not just as an extra surface to hold buffet dishes. If the dining room offers extra floor space along a wall, place it against the wall, and use it to hold holiday décor, a lamp, and/or tabletop artwork. Protect the surface with a coordinating table runner, and make it a display area for all seasons and reasons instead of just placing it behind a sofa or loveseat.