Published by: Fabre Fergusson
Published at: Saturday, February 03 2018 01:46:48
Category: Table. More >>
Proportion: An end table should neither overwhelm the furniture it sits with, nor be swallowed by it. Is it to be grouped with a main piece of furniture (see functional table above), or is it more for show (see accent table)? Alongside a sofa, the depth of the table should be relative to the depth of the arm. Most sofas are at least 34 inch deep, with many topping 40 inch. A reasonable end table for this purpose will be around 20x27 inch rectangular, or 28 inch round. A big, beefy club chair will need a big, beefy table, and your petite antique wing chairs will need something much smaller, with more delicate lines.
Once the size of the table has been chosen, the next step is to decide on the style. People are no longer limited to simple styles, the selections are limitless. Some popular styles of tables include Amish, mission and pedestal oak tables. Searching online will help you to learn about different options and will give suggestions on which type will look best with the rest of your furniture.
Tables are said to have existed from as far back as a 4000 years ago. The pioneers of tables in the home were the Greeks who used to have metal or wooden tables decorated with various arts. They were necessary to decorate any home interior. This is why you would find Italians choosing similar but smaller tables with a column that ran through the middle.