Published at Saturday, September 07th 2019, 07:00:41 AM. Accent Tables. By Winola Winkler.
For example, an accent table can work wonderfully in an entryway, where you could use a place to keep your telephone books, your keys, gloves and other essentials that help you get on your way or find your way on a daily basis. They would look great with a small mirror above them, just so you can make sure you're all put together before you head out for the day.
Round accent tables also work well on their own. You can use them in your living room, great room or home office to provide additional space to display photos, knickknacks and keepsakes. They are also wonderful for plants, bringing a little of the outdoors into your home.
What items do you want to put on the table? Side tables could provide a lot of space for different items: bulbs, textbooks, coffee servings and much more. Think of what you will be putting on the table to help you establish the size and style along with design. Moreover, think of whether you want to make use of it as a storage area within the lounge room: you could think about a modern accent table with functional storage capabilities and cabinets.
While rectangular or square accent tables will certainly fill the bill as an end table as well, you can also use them on the sides of your bed. One of the great things bout these tables is that they can each be different. Whether you use them in the living room or in the bedroom, you can actually use two different tables, such as one that's rectangular and one that's round, but in the same general style and finish. It's O.K. if they are very decorative, they are meant to be.
That said, you can add a very different looking table to a foyer or entryway to create a welcoming environment. This can be used to hold a nice lamp, a candy dish or even a guestbook to give your home the ambience of a comfortable inn.
Accent tables look very different than traditional end tables. They can be highly decorative, making them terrific for anchoring the upholstered furnishings in the room. What's more, accent tables come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, so you can select a table that is perfect for the space you have available.
But accent tables can really jazz up the room, taking the place of end tables and defining the corners of your sofa, love seat or even a couple of oversized occasional chairs, where an end table is often used as a makeshift table between them.