Brandie Jones. End Table. January 29th , 2018.
While styles and tastes have changed over the years, nesting tables have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years. As manufacturers have developed new takes on this classic, new nesting end tables are finding their way back on the market in large numbers. In fact, there are literally hundreds of designs to choose from when it comes to nesting tables, from the classic look of the 1930s to rustic designs, exotic models, eclectic designs and, of course, traditional, contemporary and even modern versions. Theres literally a style to match every home, and thats not even counting the finishes or materials, whether its wood, metal, marble, glass or a mix. As you probably know, end tables are highly desirable pieces of furniture to have in your living room, great room or family room. But they usually have a bit of wasted space. Some models may offer a shelf on the bottom, but not much else. With nested end tables, you gain a lot of extra real estate for entertaining. As more people arrive and more potluck dishes crowd your table, you can simply pull out another one of the nesting end tables and use it for the overflow.
Style. The next important thing to keep in mind when selecting an end table is style, and this is where each end table will vary the most from the next one. Shoppers who know they tend to keep a lot of books and magazines in their sitting room will probably prefer a table with a built-in magazine rack. This type of table can either have a rack attached to the side of the table or a solid table with a door that opens to a large storage space underneath. The mission style is also very popular, and some mission tables have a magazine rack attached to them.
Another thing to consider when choosing from the various styles is that you should choose end tables that meet your personal needs. For instance, you may have decorated your family room in a traditional style, but if an arts & crafts end table would serve your needs better than a traditional end table and you can find one that looks good with your other furniture, you should probably choose the arts & craft style instead of the traditional. While the wide variety of various styles of end tables can make shopping a bit more challenging, it does afford for a much larger selection for you to choose from. Pub tables are no longer just found in bars. Nowadays there are pub tables used for the home as well. They have proven to offer quite a bit of versatility and while many have always thought pub tables are only used for entertaining purposes, many others realize the full range these tables offer.
Are you a fan of antiques or does your taste run more modern? Many antique pieces are lovely and functional, and bring a rustic look to the room. With the aged appearance of the finish, antique styles lend a handcrafted grace and can be used as a focal point in the room. For a more modern décor, glass topped tables may enhance the overall style in the room. Which room will host the end table? For use in bedrooms, end tables can be used as decorative accents. A table lamp, a handcrafted lacy doily, and perhaps some framed photographs or artwork placed creatively on a round pedestal end table can dress up a blank wall or an empty corner.
When choosing the perfect end table, also know that they can come in different heights. Theres no standardization for furniture, and you want to get a table that doesnt extend above the edge of your furniture or is so low that someone has to precariously reach over a sofa arm in order to set down their plate or glass. Shape is another consideration. When choosing the perfect end table many people prefer to go with a square or rectangle shape but a round or oval shape can go nicely at the end of a sofa or between two chairs as well. A round or oval table can also make the room look less blocky, giving it more character and definition.
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