The Power And Practicality Of Sofa Tables (Em’s New Favorite Hardworking Piece)

I really feel just like the espresso and occasional tables get all the eye, and for good purpose. However for each our residing and household rooms I wanted a desk behind the couch to resolve a number of issues – the couch desk. My issues have been as follows: A. The espresso tables in each rooms are only a bit too far-off to simply set down a drink, B. We wanted a lamp however had no room for a facet desk (household room) and C. I don’t love the when the again of a settee is tremendous distinguished (though these don’t trouble me in any respect) however a reasonably desk is at all times fairly.

In case you might additionally use a settee desk listed here are some guidelines/pointers that will help you discover the suitable one!


  • Ideally, no less than 2/3rds the size of the couch.
  • Don’t go too deep! Maintain in-between 12″-20″.
  • Ought to be across the identical peak or not more than 6″ decrease than the again of your couch (helps with visible influence). You probably have the next backed couch go for increased, decrease go for decrease.
  • Greatest if it appears visually gentle so go for open cabinets! Sofas are chunky, so one thing that appears visually lighter is finest (Could possibly be a bookshelf, glass entrance cupboard, or extra of an open desk like mine).

I actually favored the desk I discovered (made by Purl) so he lower it all the way down to the suitable peak. As soon as in opposition to the couch it felt empty beneath so I we have been going so as to add both two mushroom stools, two ottomans, or some baskets. However then I had all these books that I really like with no bookshelf so I stacked them there and I really like how they appear.

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For the household room (not proven above:)), I needed one thing chunkier to work with the chunkiness of the couch. Initially, I needed black however I couldn’t discover something that labored. Then I noticed that wooden could be even higher and tie in with the wooden espresso desk and all of the wooden/gold frames on the wall (sorry, I do know I haven’t revealed this but). I discovered this one at Pottery Barn and ended up getting two as a result of collectively they match PERFECTLY, wanting virtually built-in or customized.

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So since I’m now a settee desk/console advocate, listed here are 10 of our favorites on-line at the moment. In fact please verify the measurements to verify they work together with your couch!

This one is so versatile however very trendy Scandi, has a ton of styling potential and is nice when you’ve got a settee with a again that’s 28″ or a little bit increased. In case your couch is sweet and lengthy, you’ll be able to simply get two of those so they appear virtually like one lengthy unit.

This one is already an awesome size and could be excellent in a extra modern-leaning or industrial styled dwelling. The completely different cubby sizes additionally give it an excellent quantity of visible curiosity whereas nonetheless being a glossy, easy piece.

So whereas this can be a media cupboard, it could work nice as a settee desk/cupboard. It truly appears similar to those I received for the household room however at a extra reasonably priced value level!

Oh, this one may be very fairly with these clear strains and mixture of open and closed sections. I actually love this walnut wooden tone nevertheless it additionally is available in a white and black oak too! Plus, I do know Blu Dot’s high quality is absolutely good so it’s undoubtedly well worth the value if it’s inside your finances.

Why not add some texture whereas getting a settee desk?! Plus the general capsule form is so cute and a little bit surprising which I really like. It’s additionally 60″ so it’s not a nasty size both!

At all times, be aware of size. Because you need your desk to be no less than 2/3rds the size of your couch, you may have to get two that may simply seem like a single unit like I did in my household room. A bit like this one is a stand alone because the ends are rounded. Hope that is sensible.

At $55 how are you going to beat it? Positive you’d doubtless have to buy two however at that value it’s rather more doable. Plus, the design is straightforward and simple to combine right into a ton of kinds!

Nicely, this one has farmhouse written throughout it. And have a look at the candy joinery! I undoubtedly love a lot about this one however in order for you some storage (like a second shelf) you may wish to take into account that earlier than buying. In any other case, it’s so good!

Speak about an excellent cool possibility! It’s a bit of artwork in and of itself. It’s additionally 72″ lengthy which is unimaginable. In case you just like the type however want it was in a lighter wooden, don’t fear. It additionally is available in oak:)

I do know we simply featured this man in our fall collections submit yesterday nevertheless it’s too good to not discuss once more. And truly, the one we featured was within the darker colour so it’s a little bit completely different. It was additionally designed by Lawson-Fenning which is why it’s so good. I really like the only drawer element and the way simple it’s to alter up the shelf heights.

I actually respect some additional storage and this one is nice! Not solely is it actual fairly and has these three drawers, however you can too simply throw some storage baskets or bins beneath it.

A 70″ piece that’s below $200 is a good deal. Additionally it’s undoubtedly for a extra rustic, industrial type.

I can virtually wager you will want two of those (until you’ve gotten a small couch) nevertheless it’s so cute that why wouldn’t you wish to? The sunshine wooden is so fairly and I really like the form of the legs on this wooden too.

These are all of our at the moment favorites however you can too at all times verify on Craigslist or thrift shops too. Keep in mind that you could “customise” most something a little bit like I did with the one in my lounge. Hope you’ll quickly get pleasure from all of the pleasures of a settee desk:) xx

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