Sofa and Snack Side Tables

by Janet21

Great sofa side tables that save on space and will look wonderful in your living area.

When my oldest daughter turned 8 months old she started pulling herself up and grabbing things off our coffee table. Then when she turned 10 months she started walking and of course falling. A few times she hit her head on one of the living room end tables. Long story short, a few years later when we moved to our new house we decided not to replace our "dangerous" tables and just go without for the safety of our children (we now had two girls). That was 11 years ago. We have not had tables in our living room for a very long time.

Today, my daughter is now 15, her younger sister 12 and her brother is 8. None of them grab things off tables anymore, but my son loves to play ball and run around so we are still not ready to purchase a full sized coffee table and end table set. Plus when you go without for so long you tend to get used to the space and don't really want to give it up for a table.

The problem is like most men my husband had his favorite chair (see photo above), but did not have a table for his drink, cellphone, remote control and glasses. So everything ended up on the sofa or on the floor next to the sofa. Drink glasses on the floor are an accident waiting to happen. I can't tell you how many times I had to yell "Watch the glass!" And eye glasses on the couch are a problem when someone goes to sit down and doesn't see them.

Therefore, I decided to buy my husband a small table for his birthday and after doing some research purchased the Sofa Mate table pictured here. He loves his present and it works perfectly.

Before we purchased the Sofa Mate Table

Doesn't that drink look like it is just waiting to be knocked over?
Sofa Side Table
Sofa Side Table

Why I Chose the Sofa Mate Table

Design, Size, Features and Quality

snack tableAfter doing research on small sofa tables, I came across the Sofa Mate table and knew immediately that it was what I was looking for.  Here are the reasons I decided to purchase this table:

  • The size was perfect and it can fit underneath the sofa to make even more space
  • It has a beautiful, rustic oak finish. Our home is decorated in a rustic, country style and this piece of furniture fit the decor wonderfully
  • The table featured a natural slate inlay top which is ideal for drinks.  You don't have to worry about leaving rings on the wood or needing a coaster.  Plus my husband has a ceramic tile installation business and I knew he would like the slate being that he is a tile guy
  • The bottom of the table featured a convenient compartment for magazines, newspapers or books
  • The table is fairly lightweight so it can easily be moved to another sofa or out of the way completely. However, my husband doesn't want anyone touching his table, so it hasn't been moved yet. 
  • The price was reasonable.  I purchased my table for less than $100


Sofa Mat Side Tables

Available in Oak and Birch Wood
Santa Fe Sofa Mate TableSedona Sofa Mate Table

The Sofa Mate Table Fits Under the Sofa, Too!

For even more space options.
Side Table Shown Under the Sofa
Side Table Shown Under the Sofa

More Sofa Tables for Small Spaces

Coaster 900280 Snack Table with Burnished Copper Base, Brown

Before I found the Sofa Mate table I was seriously considering purchasing this table. It was a bit more traditional than our decor, but I loved the bronze look since we have a lot of bronze fixtures in our home. This table features a beautiful scr

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Coaster 900279 Sofa Table, Distressed Oak and Black Metal

This table was also a bit more traditional, but I loved the distressed oak finish. It features a gorgeous black, metal base and U-Shaped serving area.

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Wooden Clip-On Armchair Table with Protective Lip, in Cherry

When I was still throwing ideas around in my head, I considered purchasing this clip-on armchair table. In the beginning I wasn't sure if I wanted a larger piece of furniture or just a table for my husband to place his drink and a few items on. I

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Southern Enterprises Black Magazine Snack Table

This sofa snack table is most similar to the table I purchased for my husband. It features a rectangular top and magazine compartment. It comes in black or Expresso with a dark wood finish.

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Updated: 05/27/2015, Janet21
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