Published at Wednesday, August 21st 2019, 22:30:42 PM. Side Tables. By Ariane Mathieu.
Have you been thinking about adding some final touches to one room in your home? Often, it's best to choose something that's not only a decorative accent but also something that is useful and functional. This means one of the things you may be considering is a side table.
While major pieces of furniture (such as sofas) do the bulk of the work in a living room, tables are the soul of interior design; they carry the lamps and ornamentation which give a room its atmosphere and unique personality. Choosing a table is an important process, you're not just choosing furniture, you're creating a home and gaining a friend.
Before choosing the right side table, let's look at the advantages of a side table in the first place. First, it offers you extra real estate when you entertain, allowing you to serve drinks, appetizers and even some vintage bottles of wine. Because side tables often have drawers, you even have a convenient place for a wine opener, some cocktail napkins and serving ware.
The teak pub table is a classic addition to any bar or kitchen. While it stands alone perfectly, it also works well with teak bar stools. These tables are also great for entertaining and satisfy a variety of needs and uses.
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.
When you consider putting one of these unique shaped tables in your home, you're going to achieve two things. First, you are of course going to get a side table that can be useful in your home. But also, you're going to add to the decorative styling of your home. Again, remember, these unique shapes in tables are in right now so by bringing one into your home you're showing you are on top of the furniture fashion trends.
Side tables can come in any shape, style, or design. It can be made from wood, glass, metal, and iron and stone! I personally prefer to use oak because it is a very attractive wood and color; this is almost impossible to argue with. Because of this, it is easily incorporated into a wide variety of homes decorated in a great many different styles. Some types of side tables are harder to match with existing furniture, but this rarely the case with oak. Suitable for both rustic homey décor and upscale, chic décor, an oak side table is attractive in almost every setting.