Deciding on a sofa to go on top of your coffee table, no matter what it is made of, will be like deciding on a decision whether you want a side by side loveseat or a sofa. Or maybe you just need a more comfortable place to sit, as opposed to a couch. In which case, you might want to consider a convertible sofa or perhaps an armchair for your coffee table, but convertible desk and sofa are still relatively new in the home.
A convertible sofa is simply one that can be slid from one end of a sofa into the space underneath the coffee table. One variety of this type of sofa would be the rotating armchair sofa, where the seats are raised above the sofa so they can be positioned wherever the user wishes them to be. The chair may also have some type of armrest. A fixed armchair sofa has a single cushion in front of the front section of the sofa, with another cushion below.
An adjustable armchair sofa, when used with a fixed armchair sofa, can be moved in almost any direction. This type of sofa would make a great addition to a family room where there is limited space for a separate sitting area. Or, if you are renting or purchasing, they may be very useful for your children’s bedrooms or for guests’ rooms.
The convertible sofa would be nice in a large coffee table, such as a circular coffee table with a retractable metal shelf at the top. This is usually very small compared to the size of the coffee table, and yet the screen of the shelf will keep your gadgets safe from any accidental bumps. That way, you don’t have to worry about items getting wet, or even from the upholstery on the table.
Once you find the right style, color, and size for your lift top with storage, you’ll want to contact a furniture store in your area to order it. Your local store should be able to advise you as to how much it will cost and if there are any shipping costs. Most stores will allow you to choose your choice of chair, the height you would like the seat, and the length of the chair, but they may not be able to give you any measurements of the space under the coffee table or of the arms.
You will most likely be given a choice of fabric, so choose carefully if you are going to buy a sofa with any type of fabric, because not all the same types of fabrics are made to last. If you live in a humid climate, you may want to look for fabric that is non-toxic and safe for your furniture. Also, see if the fabric you choose has a water-resistant lining, to keep your furniture protected from water damage.
These are just a few things to think about when looking at a table or sofa for your coffee table. There are other ways to convert your sofa into a full-size table and your options will be more limited if you are buying a table as an addition to a sofa. But, if you are wanting to change the size of your coffee table, there are many things to consider. Consider changing your chair back, your chair back, or just try out a new sofa.