Like a lot of people, the back of our sofa leaves much to be desired. Unhidden, it's a large solid block of beige 'everyday suede'. I typically drape a blanket over the back- right now it's a grey and white chevron blanket from Target. I've had our breakfast table benches backed up to the sofa and layered them with books or mags I want to read, but was curious how a sofa table would look there. To get a feel, I brought in the Everett Foyer Table that I usually keep in the dining room. I'm sure it will return there, but I discovered that a sofa table does fit this space and I like the look.
Not only does the table camouflage the back of the sofa, the top shelf provides a spot for the books I'm always reaching for. It also gives my adorable Homegoods elephant bookends a place of pride.
The console table is a great place for a bowl (from my friend Melissa) filled with photos I've yet to organize into books or boxes. We went through photos when my son was 'star of the week' at school, and we enjoyed looking back at those memories, so having a bowl of pics is a good solution to keeping the pictures around.
The bottom shelf keeps the latest magazines I want to read. Since I usually read while I eat breakfast and lunch, this is a convenient spot for them.
I picked up these pierced pattern candle holders at Target recently and they look so cool lit.
How about this view from the back?!
This table will return to the dining room at some point, but now I know I could use one here in the future.
Is the back of your sofa exposed or hidden? Do you have a console table camouflaging it?