By Si1tii190. End Tables. At Sunday, August 11th 2019, 02:24:00 AM.
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.
Somewhere along the line, however, everything became more complex. Some blame the conversation pit era; that crafty sofa that didn't really have an end. Venerable end tables simply had nowhere to go. Coffee tables were suddenly on their own, placed in the center of the pit so visitors had a place to put their drinks while they, well, conversed.
Even though it's easier to find lovely end tables for the home than ever before, knowing exactly what constitutes an end table has become much more difficult.
Nesting tables are a rather new concept in furnishings. The idea originated between 1930 and 1935. The original designs consisted of three to four small tables that could be stacked one upon the other. As time went on, designers also figured out that they could also be stored one under another, creating a piece of furniture that offered maximum space in a very small package.
A coffee table should ideally be at just above knee height. Your end tables should be level with the arm of the chair or sofa. This will enable you to each to the side and pick up a drink with very little effort. Too high or too low, and it is more easy to spill even to drop your cup or glass.
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.