Side tables, also known as end tables, nest of tables, or occasional tables, will complement the larger furniture items in your living room. They fill the empty space at both ends of the sofa, act as handy tables to put lamps on or showcase vases or photos, or simply act as a useful furniture piece to place books or coffee mugs on.
What are occasional tables used for?
Occasional tables are small but practical pieces of living room furniture that we would be lost without. They are typically placed beside seating and can be pulled out when guests come round for placing drinks, snacks or plates on.
These solid wood side tables are important to our living room décor as they have such a multitude of uses. They can be used to position flowers or ornaments on to accessorise your living room with personal touches. They can create a handy platform for your telephone, books or craft work. And for those that spend a lot of time reading, it is useful to place lighting on a side table so you can sit next to it to read a book, magazine or newspaper.
Occasional tables can be made out of a variety of materials such as glass, wood, metal and plastic. Glass, metal and plastic tables give a room a more modern look and solid wood tables go well in almost any type of home. Some are purely functional whilst others are works of art in their own right.
Different Styles of occasional tables
For those who want to add a side table which makes a statement in your interior consider an original root stool/table. These solid, chunky and durable pieces can serve as a stool, side table or even as a piece of decorative art.
Reclaimed teak solid side tables are also a great addition, the old weathered wood is filled with character which will make sure these tables get noticed.
Black and white lacquered side tables are perfect for the oriental interior and most offer drawers, cupboards or shelves for practical storage.
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