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Choosing A Side or End Table

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Side or end tables can be used for a multitude of decorative purposes.  They can be placed at either end of a sofa or TV console.  They can be used by themselves as a unique piece or symmetrical in pairs.  They can be functional for setting down drinks or living room items such as remotes or telephones, or purely aesthetic for adding decor elements such as fresh flowers or books.  Modern side tables go beyond four legs and a tabletop.

They are now made out of many materials and most of the time more than one material is used in the same table.  Whether you prefer wood, metal, glass, or even plastic, there are side tables for every style.  Side tables can be slim and curvy or bulkier and full of storage.  They don’t have to be an expensive piece to buy and they are fun to decorate.  Here is a compilation of 6 modern side table ideas sure to give you side table envy in any living room!

Chair Side End Table

This Johnathan Adler table is made of lucite and polished brass, sure to add a modern flair to your living room and match any furniture.  Add some unique touches like coral on magazines and books or fresh flowers in a vase and you’re done!

Signature Design by Ashley Realyn Chair Side End Table, 024052537178, White

Brass Style Corner Table

The Alexis side table brings modern design to any living room space with its slim brass powder coat foundation and faux marble tabletop. It also has a lower metal tray edge shelf, making it a perfect small space solution, providing ample space. You can use them separately on each side of your sofa or pair with several and use as a coffee table.

Nathan James Alexis Faux Marble Round End Side Table with Brass Metal Frame Storage, White/Gold

Tree Stump Side Table

This tree stump side table will add another dimension to your living room. Welland specializes in natural wood products that are unique in many ways. This Live Edge Tree Stump Table is made of 100% solid cedar wood sourced from sustainable tree roots and every piece of wood is carefully selected by skilled artisans before being shaped into a beautiful, practical table with multiple uses such as a side table or nightstand for any room.

  • STURDY BUILT – Constructed of reclaimed cedar stumps with an easy care unique natural lacquer finish
  • UNIQUE SHAPE – Each piece is hand-carved by skilled artisans to preserve its natural color and shape. Measurement and weight may vary, height stays the same. They come from root or stump with various grain patterns, holes, knots, and branches.
  • MULTIPURPOSE – WELLAND mushroom table can be used as a end table/stool, coffee table, outdoor or indoor plant stand etc
  • LIVE EDGE – Rustic primitive style that will add a touch of warmth and charm to your home

WELLAND Tree Stump Side Table, Live Edge Stool, Natural Edge Wood Side Table, Accent Table, 19

Decor Therapy Side Table

Round tables are certainly becoming more popular these days, and the Keaton Round Storage Side Table is one of the best-looking choices. You’ll be able to keep all your belongings out of sight but easily accessible with this table’s storage drawer and single door. It also features a traditional design that will add charm to any home!

Key Features

  • One door that opens to stroage
  • One storage drawer
  • Vintage Cherry finish
  • Size: 17.75w 17.75d 26h

Decor Therapy Side Table, Honeynut Brown

Reclaimed Mid Century Modern Side Table

Here is an example of a side table that can be used as a stand alone piece against the wall either in a living room or entry way. Each side table undergoes a multi-step complicated process such as recombination, polishing, painting, and waxing. Every step of the production process needs to be very carefully, making this unique retro-style side table is a timeless living accessory for your home.

WELLAND Side Table Reclaimed Wood, Round Hairpin Leg End Table, Night Stand, Recycled Boat Wood, 20" Tall