An Intimate Seating Area Encourages Conversation
To foster closeness and conversation, try to include at least one intimate seating area in your home. You'll need some comfortable upholstered furniture - sofas, loveseats, and chairs in any combination depending upon the size of the room. Adding occasional tables allows you to create a cohesive seating area by anchoring the upholstered pieces. A sofa and chairs by themselves feel lost, but by adding a coffee table and end tables you've created an intimate conversation area and a place to set lamps (see my blog post on lighting) and other accessories.
In this photo notice how the coffee table, end tables, console cabinet, and area rug anchor the four armchairs. Lamps, lighting, wall decor, and accessories add to the warmth and cohesiveness of this intimate seating arrangement.
This unique coffee table would add an eye-catching touch to your seating area. The glass top and gallery shelf make this table very functional and user-friendly. This large table could easily anchor a sofa and loveseat, two loveseats, or a sofa and two chairs.
This graceful round accent table would be a wonderful companion to the coffee table above. Its curves and softness are a great complement to the curves of the coffee table. Its concrete top adds a rustic touch.
Please take a look at our large selection of accent tables which includes a wide variety of unique shapes and styles.
This unique console cabinet with its inlaid geometric design will add an eye-catching touch to your decor. It may be used in a conversation area setting or as an accent piece in an entry.
The captivating console table below would a an eye-catching touch placed behind a sofa or loveseat.
An area that is often ignored is the exposed backs of sofas. For example, two sofas facing each other in front of a fireplace look better with the addition of console or sofa tables behind them. Not only does an interesting table now obscure the boring back of the sofa, but it allows placement of lamps, plants, and other accessories, which adds interest to your room. Just make sure that the table is lower than the back of the sofa.
We have some very unique and distinctive console and sofa tables, many of which have been recently added.
Special Savings for My Readers
This week only save 15% on every single occasional table on our shopping site, including coffee tables, accent tables, and console tables. Just enter the discount code OCCASIONALTABLES15 upon checkout. This offer expires on Thursday, April 18th. And remember that shipping is always free. I hope you find something special to add an intimate seating area to your home.
Also, please take a look at all of our special sale items. These beautiful accent pieces are now available at savings of up to 63%, but they are only available while supplies last. If you see something you love, now is the time to grab it.
These striking brass and glass nesting tables are so versatile and perfect for entertaining. They're available at an excellent price while supplies last.
We Have a Unique Selection of Home Accessories for You
These are just a few of the beautiful home accessories and accent furniture pieces that are featured on our Innovations Designer Home Decor online shopping boutique. Please take a look at all of our home accessory selections, including trays and bowls, decorative boxes, sculpture and figurines, silk plants & florals, vases, urns, & finials, candleholders, art glass, lamps & lighting, mirrors, artwork, and accent furniture. Also, please take a look at our newest accessories for the home under "New Arrivals".
- We specialize in unique designer home accessories that you won't readily find in retail stores.
- As an interior designer with 30 years experience, I personally select all of the products on our site. These are the same accessories that I use with my own interior design clients.
- You can purchase them at great savings on our website.
- Every piece must pass my criteria for beautiful design, excellent quality, and great value.
We're adding beautiful new pieces everyday. Please come back often to see our latest offerings. I hope you find something special for your home.
Until next time,
Pamela Jaffke, ASID
Innovations Designer Home Decor & Accent Furniture
Owner & Interior Designer