rrhd End Tables May 25th, 2018 - 10:05:31
Choosing coffee tables and end tables is not a priority with most people when they begin to furnish their homes and even more mature homeowners often look upon these as extras requiring little thought. Whether you are furnishing your first home or are considering renewing the aged and wilting furniture you have been using for more years than you can bear to consider here are some suggestions that might help you.
If you`ve ever gone furniture shopping and come home more confused than ever before don`t feel like you`re alone. Without even going into styles of furniture figuring out the difference between one table and another can be a nightmare. Take lowly end tables for instance. In the old days end tables came in pairs usually sold in a set with a matching coffee table. Easy enough. Put one end table on each end of the sofa plug in a lamp on each and center the coffee table in front. 1950s basic décor.
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.