Published at Tuesday, September 03rd 2019, 18:02:41 PM. Side Tables. By Helaine Chevallier.
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.
Displays. If you have family heirlooms or souvenirs of your world travels you can use a side table to display them in an artistic fashion. This not only showcases some of your favorite things but also adds a little artistry to the room.
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.
Undoubtedly, teak dining tables are one of the most popular types of teak table for sale. Dining is meant to be savored and enjoyed, and teak dining tables capture this exceptionally. With elegant finishes these tables took great with any meal. Some teak dining tables include glass insets which create a more distinguished atmosphere than with ordinary dining tables. Teak dining tables are also available in many different sizes and shapes, and suit any taste. Round teak dining tables are ideal for small, romantic meals while rectangular teak tables are great for large families or social gatherings. Square teak tables are more casual and capture the comfort of eating with loved ones.
Socializing. Finally, wooden side tables are perfect in a pinch when you need some extra table space, or for outdoor gatherings. Pair these end tables with some Adirondack chairs and you won't even need a large patio table clogging up your deck space. It's like taking a full sized table and breaking it into smaller pieces that can be placed at each guest's side. This way, it's more convenient for people not having to walk over to set down their plate if they're not seated directly at the table, while providing a private little area upon which they can keep their things.
However, choosing the right table still requires that you follow some general principles, or should we say guidelines. Since it is still part of the room, it can't be so glaringly different that it distracts from the focal point of the room or create conflict in the eye of the beholder. It should stand out for the right reasons, not the wrong ones. That's why choosing the right table requires a delicate balance between your own preferences and traditional standards in design.
Space. The main draw to wooden side tables and end tables is how much space they save in living rooms and on patios. Dining tables, dinette tables and coffee tables are all useful if you require more space to enjoy a meal, get work done, put your feet up, etc. But often times we don't need so much space, just a spot to store a drink, or a TV remote. Large tables are the kiss of death for small areas and apartment style living. They make spaces look smaller, and you've probably bumped your shin more than once trying to get around it. Maximize your counter space with bar seating and consider doing away with the full-sized table all together. Wooden side tables will really open up a room.