Side tables are like the subsidiaries’ players for the leading sofas. They never get any honor yet is also the key in their own unique way. Apart from acting as a side table for lamps or perches, they play a key role in giving a space a well-polished and elegant look. In fact, they whisper the property of a homeowner who pays attention to the minor details of decoration that are most neglected by the majority.
If you are the type of homeowner who wants to get all aspects of your decor right, it can be daunting to get the right choice of these tables. This is because they are available in a wide range of sizes, styles and finishes. Since they are most often used in pairs, you probably want to choose the type of these side tables. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing the right height for your room.
How long should they be?
Actually, this is the hardest part that most people have to deal with when making a choice. How do you know this height is best? The general rule of thumb regarding height is that the surface area of the table should be just below the arms of the sofa. For a regular sofa, the height of the arm is about 25 inches, but take the measurements to determine it. Most side tables vary between 22 and 30 inches in height. Table heights that are above the sofa arm can look awkward and can bother people putting a glass on the table or choosing something.
Do you have armless sofas?
You probably thought what if your sofas are armless, how can you measure the height of the table against the sofas. Just make a small estimate and choose the lamp table side table with a suitable height match where the sofa’s arms rest. You can also choose the low models that are level with the seat. Neither the low model nor the long ones are better, it depends entirely on your preferences and comfortable positions.
What happens if I use them as bedside tables?
In fact, this is one of the most common uses of these side tables. If you want to determine the correct height of the table, just measure it in relation to the lying position of your arms while sitting on the bed. The table surface should be slightly lower than the level of your bed surface. If you already have a lamp, it may be easier to measure the height. You can have someone lift the lamp stand in the position where the table is to be placed and measure the top level of the lamp with your eye level while sitting on the bed. When the correct height is reached, take the measurements with a measuring tape.