Cecil. End Tables. April 30th , 2018.
That`s what nesting end tables are. They are perhaps the most flexible piece of furniture you could own since one moment they can serve as a lovely end table but when guests are over or the holidays roll around you have additional table space for appetizers drinks and the usual overflow of desserts. Nesting tables are a rather new concept in furnishings. The idea originated between 1930 and 1935. The original designs consisted of three to four small tables that could be stacked one upon the other. As time went on designers also figured out that they could also be stored one under another creating a piece of furniture that offered maximum space in a very small package.
Designers talk a lot about scale. Now it is true that small end tables will upset the visual balance a bit winnowing under weight of a larger love seat or sofa. There are things you can do to fix this. One is to use slightly taller lamps that still have a small base. For instance you may want to forego a ceramic or pot style lamp and use one with a candlestick post. This will make the table look bigger than it really is and the added height of the lamps will help add visual weight as well.
Smaller end tables aren`t just for the living room. If you have two end tables you can repurpose the second one in another room. For example you can use one as a nightstand in a second bedroom or even the master. You can also convert one into an accent table and place it in a corner of the bedroom or any room in the home. Add some photos or a floral arrangement and you`ll have a nice addition without having to break up the set permanently.
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.
Matching the Room Décor. Coffee tables and end tables should punctuate your general room decor and not strictly clash with it. However should you have reason to prefer them not to match then there is no strict rule about this. Nevertheless your room decoration will look more harmonious if your occasional tables match with your general living room furniture.
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