By Si1tii190. Side Tables. At Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 02:59:30 AM.
Choosing a table isn't easy, partly because tables have so many names, yet the name rarely matters, what's important is the way the table is used. End tables are often found in pairs, one at either end of a sofa, but exactly the same table, on its own, at the side of a chair, would most likely be called a side table, you might even find it in the bedroom, as a nightstand. Whatever you call the table, it has a purpose, usually to act as a stage or platform for something else, a lamp, a cup, a book or all three. And let me suggest one other important element of your decor; a plant or vase of flowers.
Modern furniture puts an emphasis on glass, however real wood is generally far easier to care for. If you're looking for something with personality, a painted finish will give your living or family room an additional 'wow' factor and if you have modern decor it will help you avoid the 'metal and glass' look. A light colored, painted finish will give your room a fresh feel; there's no need to go for dark colors if you're looking for a traditional style; be fashionably 'shabby chic' by choosing pastel tables with a distressed finish. A light, chintzy or feminine sofa, potted plants and vases stuffed with cottage garden flowers will complete the look, but if you'd prefer something more exotic, try something with a patterned mosaic surface and the warmth of brass, or use a carved ornate trunk to add an air of mystery.
Nightstands in the bedrooms. Because they are small and light you can use these tables in the bedroom in place of nightstands. In fact, you can end up with two entirely different styles, tied together with matching lamps.
The final aspect that make them great is that they do not have to be expensive. While you can certainly find tables that are high priced if that is what you are looking for, you can also find them for very little if you care more about function than form.
Once you have made the decision to get on you need to look around at your existing furniture and think of what finish would work in the room. You can get a well crafted table in many different finishes such as cherry, oak, cedar, pine, also available in a wide variety of metal finishes. You want something a little more traditional try looking at some of the wood finishes. So that's not quite your style take a look at maybe something a little more elegant like a glass top round accent table.
If you are very much fond of antiques and if you are looking around for a good mahogany side table, then there are chances that you just might not be sure what may suit the decor of your home. You can always try searching a number of catalogs online looking for different styles of tables so you can make your best decision.