Published at Friday, July 05th 2019, 19:48:10 PM. Accent Tables. By Chiyoko Inoue.
In contrast to end tables, accent tables don't come in pairs and are more ornate and embellished than your average end table. This allows you to add a little flair and flourish to your room by adding an accent table here or there that is in contrast to the other furnishings. An accent, if you will, to your other décor.
With a mind boggling assortment of styles, colors and designs now available, you can choose an that reflects your personal style and at the same time, refresh the look of your home, making it seem more appealing. Choose from a wide selection of traditional wood, powder coated metal, glass, wicker or stone, or even a combination of two different types of materials to reinvent your living space, signifying your unique style and taste.
This takes a bit of design know-how, however. You have to find a common thread that ties all the tables together so they look like they belong. That's not to say they have to match, only that they complement one another. For example, you can choose new living room tables that are all different sizes, but share the same basic veneer pattern on the top, such as a sunburst or compass.
Don't have the budget to buy accent tables right now? You can make your own in a pinch. For example, you can stack a few leather suitcases on top of one another make an accent table. Another option is to put a glass tabletop over a large clay flowerpot. Or if you have an old wood or metal stool that needs some work on top just take a piece of cloth and cover the stool with it, turning it into an instant accent table.
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.
Accent tables for any décor come in many styles. You can get tables that have intricate inlays or have ornate carvings and embellishments. They can have drawers where you can put some of your collectibles so they show through the glass top or they can reflect your individual tastes and interests, such as have a wine or nautical theme. Or they can add a bit of exotic flair to the room, harkening back to the days of the British West Indies or old Bombay. There are accent tables for any décor imaginable, from very formal pieces to modern tables that are minimalist in form but big on function.
Speaking of the outdoors, don't think for a moment that round accent tables are for indoor use only. While you don't want to use an indoor table outside, manufacturers have created outdoor versions of the accent table, so you can enjoy the same style of furnishings inside and out.