MICHELLE REID | GET INSPIRED has written about the sofa table. "I love a well-decorated sofa table. If you have the space, a stylish console table or sideboard looks nice framing the back of a sofa and provides storage as well as a place to house a lamp or two. Sometimes, a living area needs to be divided to set it off form an adjoining hallway. A sofa table set in line with the hallway will differentiate the two rooms."
She adds, "Most tables are typically 48 to 60 inches in length, 30 to 34 inches in height, and 18 to 20 inches deep. When used behind the sofa, the table should be no more than five inches below the back of the sofa, and it should cover at least 2/3 the length."