By Si1tii190. Accent Tables. At Saturday, August 24th 2019, 19:16:15 PM.
O.K. Your room is all finished. Well, almost finished. Something still doesn't quite look right and even though you have all the major players in place - the sofa, love seat, a couple of occasional chairs and a coffee table - something still feels as if it is missing.
Shape is equally as important for accent tables because it has the power to drastically change the feel of a room. An accent table that is more square than rounded gives a very angular look to a room. It will look a bit strange with certain pieces of furniture that focus more on curves. An ultra-modern accent table that features zig zag lines will lend a completely different air to a room than an antique-looking gilded metal table. Just spend some time thinking about your space and consider what kind of statement you need the table to make.
Rectangular accent tables have many uses in the home. A common use is as an end table, bedside table or side table, but their use is limited only to the imagination. A rectangular accent table may include a magazine rack underneath, with reading material contained within an arm's length of a nearby chair. Drawers may be included, where reading glasses, keys, phone books and such can be left safely until their next use is required.
Shopping for the Perfect Table. Just remember that finding the perfect table is always a matter of perspective. It may take some work to find the perfect piece to fill the void in your space. Some shoppers find it helpful to carry a picture of the space around with them as they try to find the perfect accent piece. Just remember to measure the space that is available to you before you go shopping. This will ensure that you don't fall in love with a piece that is simply too big or too small for the type of effect you want to make.
Or you can tie architectural details together, such as getting different accent tables that have the same finial work or legs. You can also go with the same finish on the tables matching one cherry accent table with another, even though they have different patterns or styles. That said, you need to be careful that you pick two that have the same tonal value and coloration. A bright red cherry table matched with a darker one can look out of place, unless you plan to set them at different ends of a furniture grouping to so visitors can't see the difference. It's far wiser, as long as you're getting new living room accent tables anyway, to make sure they match.
Style and Shape. The two most important features of an accent table are the style and shape. Falling in love with a beautiful contemporary accent table does you no good if the rest of the furniture in your house is in a classical style. Just think about the style of the other furnishings in your home and try to find an accent table that falls in line with them.