By Si1tii190. End Tables. At Sunday, August 11th 2019, 01:58:05 AM.
The most common multi-functional pieces in the living room are end tables. There are so many varieties of end tables it is no surprise.
In addition to aiding in the appearance and style of your home, end tables do also serve a number of practical purposes. You likely already know that they are a great place to set a lamp to illuminate the seating areas that are beside them. Additionally, end tables are often helpful when you have guests over who have a beverage or snack plate to set down. But have you considered end tables as a helper in cleaning your home? You have likely had the occasion to look around your home and see a clutter of books, remote controls, pens, and other items that you need to have around, but always make it look as if there is a little bit of a mess. You may move the items around, try to stack them, but inevitably, you always find yourself looking at them, wishing you could make them go away. End tables are a way to do that. Many end tables have drawers that offer convenient ways to tuck those items away, but still have them close at hand. Other end tables have shelves you can use for stacking the books or magazines, and a drawer for the smaller items.
One of the great things about these tables is the variety you can find. Not only are round end tables available in a variety of styles, but also materials, including wood, metal, marble, glass and resins. Once you add in the different colors, grains, stains and finishes, you can get a table in just about any look you want.
The best way to do this is to offer protective surfaces for those things to touch. Many people use table runners to protect the top of the table. You also may want to put a larger lamp on the table to make people more cognizant that it's there as they walk by.
Some of the newer designs really redefine the very concept of what a traditional end table is. Some models are double-tiered that look as if a smaller table was placed on a larger table. There are also models that have drop leafs so that they can fit in smaller areas or allow one side to be dropped so it can rest flush with a sofa, love seat or chair.
The same is certainly true of end tables. While wood tables have been traditional favorites in American homes for centuries, metal end tables will give your home an entirely different look.