A table is a great way to add a surface behind a sofa for setting drinks, charging devices, and adding decor to your space. Check out these sofa table decorating ideas to inspire you to add one to your living room!
We added a sofa table behind our large sectional. The sectional is BIG and it’s hard to reach the coffee table or end table when you are sitting in the middle.
The narrow sofa table gives us a place to set drinks and charge our devices without having to get up to get them from the side table or coffee table.
I’m also able to work while relaxing on the sofa and I can plug in my laptop using the outlet in the sofa table. It’s a win for our family.
I haven’t added any decor yet because (1) it is skinny and (2) with two little ones that still like to jump on the couch, I’m too afraid things will get knocked over. Adding sofa table decor will have to wait.
What can you use a sofa table for?
Task lighting – add lamps for reading and brightening up the room
A place to set drinks – It’s always great to have a surface to set down your drink
Display decorative items – there are so many ways to add home decor to a sofa table, like vases for fresh or faux flowers, photo frames, or candles
Round up things like remote controls and other electronic devices
There are lots of great ways to add decor to your sofa table. Let’s take a look at these best ways to decorate a sofa table!
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Use your sofa table to display family photographs in picture frames and favorite home decor items. The all white items on this behind the couch table contrast with the wood of the table for a cohesive look in this living space.
What an amazing backdrop that large arch window is for the sofa table in this living room.
Stacks of books and a few other decorative pieces complete the look of this living room. You can see them from anywhere in the room. I love that clay knot sitting on top of the books. You can DIY your own for your sofa table!
For a sofa table in the middle of the room sight lines are important. You don't want tall items blocking the view of the living room. This is a great option for spaces with an open floor plan.
Add a lamp on the end and a tray for remote controls or keys so you always know where they are.
Choosing a sofa table with a bottom shelf gives you even more space for extra storage and decor. Love the decorative books with corbel bookends and the large driftwood piece to fill the empty space here.
Cozy up your outdoor living space with a pair of lanterns with candles on your sofa table. Potted plants in between the lanterns and on the ground at the end of the table add to the cozy feel of your patio.
A pair of table lamps and a flower arrangement complete the traditional styling of this sofa table.
The table lamps give needed lighting in the room and the flowers in the wooden box adds texture and contrast to this living space to give it a complete look.
Are you inspired to start decorating your sofa table? A small table is a perfect addition to the back of the sofa in your living room.
There’s no wrong way to decorate it! Add your own personal touch with family photos, a piece of art, or a faux plant. There are so many different ways to make it your own! If you have more a modern design, you may want to go for a clean look with less decor.
Still need to purchase a sofa table for your living room? Here are some of my favorites!