Published by: Gilbert Mckenzie
Published at: Wednesday, February 14 2018 10:47:00
Category: Table. More >>
A functional table does just that: adds function to the room. It is in easy reach of the main pieces of furniture, will usually support a lamp, and should have enough space for performing whatever activities take place in that space: holding the remotes, drinks, books, food, accessories, etc. It is difficult to accomplish this with a table of less than 24 inch.
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.
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.