Cecil. End Tables. May 09th , 2018.
When shopping for end tables you want to consider a few things. First the finish. If your sofa or other furnishings have a metal accent to them say a strip of silver or brass along the front you want to make sure that your tables have the same finish. The same is true if you`re trying to match a coffee table you already have. For example you may have a lovely coffee table with antique brass hardware. You`ll want to use this as a springboard in your own decision-making going with a similar finish for your end tables.
If you are a bit of a novice in selecting furnishings this can be a real godsend. Usually all you have to do is pick a style (transitional contemporary modern rustic etc. and then focus on the color of the wood or finish. Here`s a little tip in that regard. If you have wood accents on your upholstered pieces you want to pick the same type of wood stain or color for your coffee and end table sets. This will ensure that they look like a family of pieces rather than having something stick out like a sore thumb because it`s the wrong color.
First why do you need coffee tables and end tables - or either one of these? Many use them simply for show and rarely for coffee. Others use them only when they have guests while yet others actually use them in the course of a normal day for their primary intended use.
Keep in mind that you don`t have to follow any conventions when selecting tables for your home. While traditional coffee tables and end tables are square or rectangular there`s no rule saying you can`t pick a round or oval model or even improvise and go with a totally non-traditional piece that will fill the bill nicely such as a trunk or chest. The important thing is to choose what you like. Thankfully matching sets make the process much easier since you can make a single purchase and enjoy the enduring beauty of three quality pieces of furniture that not only match one another but match the room as well. You may have never thought of using nesting tables as end tables but they offer you a lot of advantages over traditional end tables. First let`s explain what nesting end tables are. Think of them as a table that fits under a table that fits under a table.
An end table is intended to make it easy for people sitting in an armchair to reach their drinks nibbles or books and newspapers without having to bend down over the side of their chair to do so. The same with a coffee table - it should be set at a comfortable height. Your first priority should therefore be the dimensions of your coffee and end tables. A coffee table should ideally be at just above knee height. Your end tables should be level with the arm of the chair or sofa. This will enable you to each to the side and pick up a drink with very little effort. Too high or too low and it is more easy to spill even to drop your cup or glass.
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