If you’re looking for a way to add some impact to your home, consider adding side tables. Side tables can be used to add extra storage space, or to simply create a focal point in the room. There are many different styles of side tables available, so you’re sure to find one that will match your existing décor. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the best side tables on the market today!

Side tables are sadly treated as a decorating afterthought, something that could be squeezed in next to an armchair or bed. but, there are far more creative ways to make use of a side table to help the style in a room and actually have functionality. Here are some ideas to get you thinking about how best to style a side table in your home.

A side table can be used as an end table, coffee table, or even a nightstand. It can also be used to hold a lamp or plant, or to display family photos or collectibles. When choosing a side table, keep in mind what you want to use it for. If you need storage, look for a table with drawers or shelves. If you want to use it as a coffee table, look for a table that is the right height and size to hold a tray of coffee cups.

If you have an empty corner in your living room, consider adding a side table to fill the space and maybe even give you more storage. A side table can also be a great way to add color or pattern to your room. Look for a table with a colorful or interesting base, or choose a side table with a printed top. There are some unique designs of side tables that would suit any style home.

Using side tables to create a balance..

Having two side tables that are matching and placed either side bed or sofa can give your interior design a sense of balance to your living space. providing symmetry can make a design feel complete. If you are particular, then you can ensure that the items you place onto of the side tables are also symmetrical. In a contemporary look space this is particularly important because this is often the type of space that you don’t want anything to look out of place. whereas, a rustic or industrial style space can have a more varied non symmetrical look.

Extra desk space..

Placing a side table under your desk can add extra order to your office space, giving you more surface to keep your items in order. make sure the measurements of a side table to go under the desk will fit easily and still give you enough room for your legs. Opting for a side table that is similar to the desk will really compliment each other.

If you don’t have the space..

There are still plenty of ways to use side tables around your home without taking up too much space. For example, a small side table can be placed behind a sofa as an end table. This is perfect for placing drinks or snacks on when relaxing in front of the TV. Another great way to use a side table is for a small TV and have space for storage basket to hold the remotes.

Reflecting Light..

Side tables can be used to help reflect light around the room. Eye catching pieces such as stylish mirrored tables are the perfect piece to help with reflecting light around the room. Placing lamps onto elegant glass designs can also help with the light reflections.

Show your collection of books..

What better way to relax in the evening, to a lovely good book. Having a side table next to your favourite chair or your bed with a choice of books to read along with a reading lamp, just gives a lovely relaxing atmosphere to the Lounge or bedroom. It can look so fabulous especially if you have the books that have a cover that is colour co-ordinated to match your decor.

Bathroom side table..

Along time ago, before the modern-day flushing the loo, the main function of a bedside table was to contain a chamber pot. It was usually a cupboard or drawer to hide the unsightly pot. Nowadays, we don’t need a pot but we still need those side tables for the purpose of storing our personal items and especially in the bathroom. Toiletries, flannels and guest towels. I also have a small stool that I keep in my bathroom so that I can reach everything without having to bend too much. It also has a little shelf on the bottom which is perfect for magazines and the odd book.

Have fun with a layout..

Sometimes furniture can be hard to place correctly, depending on your house. but have fun switching and changing things round until you have an area that you love. You can get different height tables and then there is different textures that you can try. A wooden table would add warmth and can be used for a more sturdy table, whereas a metal frame can give a simplistic look. Or you might want to add a little industrial style to give a warm character. You might want only small side tables so that they don’t give a massive impact in the design. Mirrored tables would give a more elegant look.

What shape is for you?..

There are so many side table ideas that can be found but the shape of a side table can be so overwhelming but you need to consider the size that fits. A modern side table would tend to be more of a rectangle or square shape and made of glass or metal with reflective surfaces and give a minimal look. Whereas, a table made out of wood can be an abstract shape or any shape or style you like. because it is made of natural materials it can be made into almost any shape. A table made of oak wood for instance, will also give warmth.

In conclusion, side tables are an important part of our homes, whether we use them for storage or simply as a place to display our treasured items. By taking the time to select the right side table for our home, we can make a big impact in our overall design.