O.K. Your room is all finished. Well, almost finished. Something still doesn’t quite look right and even though you have all the major players in place – the sofa, love seat, a couple of occasional chairs and a coffee table – something still feels as if it is missing.
Well, if just could be small accent tables. Smaller than an end table, sofa table or console, these tables are one of the most important pieces of furniture you can have. Ask any designer and they will tell you that they are not only functional and practical, but versatile as well.
They fill in the small gaps in your room that are begging for a piece of furniture but which would be overwhelmed by a larger piece. These small accent tables fill the bill perfectly, allowing you to add another table that completes the room as no other piece of furniture can.
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.
Not only can they add visual interest to an otherwise bland part of the room, but they can also provide you with additional storage. A lot of accent tables come with additional storage features, such as a small drawer or even several drawers, an extra bottom shelf, or even a spacious cabinet.
Some have even have more tricks up their sleeves, such as handsome oak magazine cabinets that have a built-in magazine rack (also perfect for holding a laptop by the way) and a small slide-out table that pulls out from the front so that you can have a cup of tea and still have room for a lamp the table’s top.
Small accent tables work great in any room in the home, or even a hallway where a console table or bench may be too big. A lot of models even offer dresser-like qualities, being fronted with drawers for storing linens, holiday goodies or wrapping paper.
Of course, small accent tables make a perfect substitute for traditional end tables, especially in smaller homes where space is at a premium. Their smaller stature can even allow you to have two tables, one on each side of the sofa, where only one end table would have fit ordinarily.
Nesting tables continue to be another popular option for those who have some tight quarters but really need some extra tables for entertaining. Small in stature, these tables can stack one under another until needed, then be spread throughout the room, creating a functional yet synergistic look that allows you to entertain in style.
If you enjoy a good bottle of wine with friends now and then, look for small accent tables with built in wine racks. There are many different models to choose from on the market as thoughtful designers and manufacturers continue to squeeze as much function and space out of every piece of furniture in the home these days with their innovative designs.
Since it’s not always easy to tell what is and what isn’t an accent table when shopping, it’s a good idea to start your search online. In your favorite search engine enter “small accent tables” or “accent tables” and start looking through the results. This will help you see styles you like so you can narrow down your choices and do some comparison shopping. Keep in mind that the lowest price isn’t necessarily the lowest price once you factor in taxes and shipping. Be sure that you factor all the costs in before you make your decision and go with a reputable retailer who will stand behind their product and make returns, if necessary, easy.
Sometimes all you need is a table to complete a room or space. Whether it is the hall or the living room a table such as a console table often adds the right amount of decorative flair and function to any space.
Usually tall and narrow sofa or console tables are the perfect way to spruce up a boring entry way. Instead of welcoming guests with a blank wall try a delicate table laden with a favorite photo and candles as well as a vase of fresh garden blooms. Or fill that empty space behind the sofa with an elegant piece perfect for resting a beverage or a book. From ornately carved solid wood pieces to scrolling metal works of art with clean, clear glass resting on top there are many options in console table style to suit your needs.
Often the best selection of console tables can be found online. Don’t waste time trying to do some comparison shopping at every store in town. Instead enjoy the luxury of hunting down the perfect table from the comfort of your living room when you shop online. Browsing the many varieties of console table is almost like travelling the world. From an elegant black striped table inspired by Parisian bistros to a rich red and sleek black demilune console table with Asian appeal you’ll be able to find a table that truly says ‘you’.
Besides the style you should also consider what type of storage you want, if any with your console table. Some offer one drawer, others offer two or three. Some have large cabinets perfect for stashing board games and jigsaw puzzles in the living room or holiday decorations for the table top above in the hall. Still others have a combination of drawers and cabinets making the storage options abundant. If you are in need of a place to simply add a decorative touch to your room choose a console table with just a table top or a table top and lower shelf for a bit of simple elegance .
No matter what your need, you are sure to find a console table to match it. So, welcome guests with a bouquet of fresh flowers perched atop a glass topped console table with rustic yet elegant scrolling wrought iron legs. Finish your living room with a dark cherry finished wood table with twisting legs and a center drawer for holding coasters or a wine key. You’ll be ready in an instant to quaff some wine with a few pals.
The beauty of console tables is their versatility. You can put one in the hall; in the entryway or in the living room and each spot will be brightened with elegant sophistication as well as extra storage space. So shop console tables today and find a piece that fits your style and space today. It has never been easier or more fun to add a bit of style and storage to your home where you need it most.
If you need a little more space to put things on display, as well as set down drinks and other items, in your living room, you may be toying with the idea of bringing in a sofa table.
A sofa table is a perfect addition to a room that already has many of the other traditional furniture pieces that you would expect in a house. The only problem is making sure you pick a piece that matches up to the rest of the look that you have already created in the room. Here are a few things to look at and compare when you are selecting wood sofa tables for your home:
Other Wood Pieces
What type of wood are the other pieces in the room made of? This will always be a good place to start when selecting new wood sofa tables to join them in their space. The best option would be to find the same type of wood and finish on a table, but that may not be easy.
The next option is to try and find at least the same type of wood, or a similar looking wood, and stain it yourself to match the rest of the pieces in the room.
If you really want to make some changes in the look of your living room, you can strip your old pieces down and stain them, and the new piece, in a new color scheme.
What’s on the Walls?
If the rest of your living room is lacking wood, but you like the idea of wood sofa tables, you need to come up with items to match your wood selection up with. In this case, you may want to look at the walls. What color paint have you selected for the room. Are there any borders? Picture frames? Drapes? You can use the colors in any of these materials to make sure that the wood sofa tables you are considering will be complementary to the overall look of the room.
Partner With the Sofa
One of the most important things to keep in mind when selecting wood sofa tables is that they will match up well with your sofa. After all, a sofa table is going to spend its life beside a sofa, if the two don’t look good together, they will always be an odd pairing, and one that everyone will notice. It is critical that you take a note of any wood accents or colors in the fabric of your sofa before you decide on what sofa table to match with it.
Making A Choice
Narrow down your options by shopping online. Most furniture stores have an online presence these days. This can be a great way to see what is out there, and what may (or may not) work for your home. You can even sit in the room where the sofa table will go and compare the look of the piece with the colors at play in the space you need to fill. This can help you rule out bad options and narrow down to the perfect piece of furniture to bring into your home.