Published at Saturday, August 31st 2019, 12:25:12 PM. Accent Tables. By Hilaire Marin.
If you are looking for accent tables with a little character and personality, you may want to look in the antique market. These accent tables have been around for a while, often passed down from generation to generation. You can spend a lot of time looking at the markings and age patterns and try to think about what these accent tables may have been doing in the past.
Round accent tables are often used in place of end tables in the living room, taking their place at the end of sofas or next to chairs where a reading lamp may repose. Standing either on multiple legs or a pedestal, they may be quite decorative on their own, with scalloped edges, scrolled and sculpted legs, and carved sidewalls. Drawers may be skillfully built into the rounded sides of the wood accent table. Round ones may be crafted from wood, metal, wrought iron, or any combination of these. The tops may be glass, wood, mirrored or tiled.
Color. Another important aspect of an accent table is color. Lighter woods can look amazing when mixed with darker woods in other pieces of furniture, and a white wood table can really make black wood furniture stand out. Remember that an accent table is all about drawing the eye and making a dramatic effect, so avoid tables that blend into your other furniture.
Finally, there's teak. Teak is the cleanest, most artistic looking of all the outdoor accent tables. It weathers extremely well and only needs an occasional oiling with a good teak oil that you can pick up at any marine supply shop.
What items do you want to put on the table? Side tables could provide a lot of space for different items: bulbs, textbooks, coffee servings and much more. Think of what you will be putting on the table to help you establish the size and style along with design. Moreover, think of whether you want to make use of it as a storage area within the lounge room: you could think about a modern accent table with functional storage capabilities and cabinets.
When shopping for new living room accent tables, don't forget to consider these tables for other areas of the room. For example you can buy a second table that matches one of the ones that bookend your sofa and use it across the room. Because they have the same pattern and features, they will tie nicely together. Add a plant to it, use it to display family photos or let your iPad serve up an ever rotating slideshow from your recent family vacation. An accent table is perfect for this use. Since accent tables can vary in height, be sure you order one that will work for you. For example, a tall plant may work better on a slightly shorter accent table while you'll want photos to be up a bit higher.
One of the great things about small accent tables is that though they are small, they aren't wallflowers. They can be very ornate and inviting, commanding a lot of attention, even with their small size.