Published at Thursday, August 29th 2019, 06:36:07 AM. End Tables. By Pasclina Marion.
If you make a habit of entertaining, your square end tables may soon be a major part of the entertaining environment in your home. With spring and summer, many people opt to invite friends and family over. This is a time when it's fun to open the house up and possibly run a party that is both indoors and out, appreciating that the cold temperatures of winter have gone.
It's amazing how a little thing like the material used to make a piece of furniture can change its entire character. This is certainly true with upholstered furnishings. The difference between a fabric sofa and one made of fine leather is like night and day. It's not that one is inferior to the other. Rather, it creates a different look to a room, all because a certain material was chosen.
When shopping for end tables you want to consider a few things. First, the finish. If your sofa or other furnishings have a metal accent to them, say a strip of silver or brass along the front, you want to make sure that your tables have the same finish. The same is true if you're trying to match a coffee table you already have. For example, you may have a lovely coffee table with antique brass hardware. You'll want to use this as a springboard in your own decision-making, going with a similar finish for your end tables.
Instead, take the road of strong tables that can pack away easily, nesting end tables. Not only are they sturdier, but can also be found in any style and to match any décor. That makes nesting end tables a nice addition to your home that you won't want to hide away after our guests leave.
So how do you go about choosing the right table? The first considerations are scale and the space available. An end table shouldn't dominate the space it's in. Rather, it should complement the other furnishings, especially those pieces nearest it. Additionally, if you already have a coffee table in place, you want the end tables to be in the same finish and style.
Next, you need to make sure those table cloths stay on the square end tables. If you are holding a spring/summer party like many do, you will have doors open to the outside. That means there is a risk for gusts of wind to breeze through the house. While this may feel great on the skin, this is not so healthy for those square end tables with little tablecloths. The tablecloths may well try to fly away, unless you have a way to weight them down.
This is where nesting end tables come into the picture. When needed, nesting end tables can become 2,3, or more tables all wrapped up in one. On an average day, it looks like there is only one end table beside your sofa, that's because the other matching nesting end tables all tuck up underneath the first one. But when you need a little more surface space, you can pull those hidden nesting end tables out, spread them around the room, giving all your guests a place to put their glasses down while they put their hands up for the game.