rrhd End Tables May 30th, 2018 - 10:38:58
Even though it`s easier to find lovely end tables for the home than ever before knowing exactly what constitutes an end table has become much more difficult. To help you sort it all out here are some basics: End Tables: Though they`ve been separated from their coffee table siblings end tables usually come in pairs still. They are designed to go at the end of each side of a sofa or next to a set of chairs and can have drawers for storage and lower shelves for use as a display space. They are large enough to hold a lamp and some knick-knacks.
Tray tables: If you`re not planning to add a lamp to the end tables in your living room you can opt for tray tables instead. These have easy to remove trays that you can use for serving food or beverages. The rest of the time tray tables look just like end tables. The good news is that you can use whatever you like in your rooms these days. There`s no need to be locked in the 1950s with the traditional end tables and coffee table set. Use your imagination and find ones that look wonderful in your home no matter what others call them.
Some have been known to use these tables as accent pieces and place them away from the proximity of sofas and chairs. Quite frankly there is little point in doing this because these tables have been designed for a specific purpose. If you want accent tables there are many of them available to choose from online that look more of an accent piece than regular coffee and end tables.
If you do have small end tables that are open you may want to consider adding a contrasting linen or lace piece to the top and even have it extend over and down the sides some. This will give your table a bit more bulk without taking up added space. For really small homes you can eliminate one of the end tables entirely. While it`s nice to have end tables on both ends for convenience and balance there is no hard and fast rule requiring this. You may be able to make due with a single table and perhaps add a floor lamp on the other side to add light and even things out visually.