Often understated and overlooked, the side table is a multi-purpose table to rest that cup of tea or coffee on while watching TV, right? Wrong!
Side tables are being designed as feature pieces that are an integral part of the overall design and furniture selection. Side tables are also being used differently too.
In a living room layout, the side table can feature in a number of locations. The most common placement is as an end table for a sofa within easy reach.
In some living rooms smaller tables are used by themselves or as a cluster of two or three tables instead of a central coffee table.
Larger spaces often have occasional chairs or lounge chairs, in addition to lounges, in other areas of the living room and require a side table within reach.
How to Choose?
There are so many tables to choose from, colours, materials, shapes and sizes that it can be daunting.
In order to select the best side table for you, consider these questions
- Where are you placing the table(s)?
- Your interior style
- Your budget
Once you have worked out what you need jump in and start your research. Pinterest is a great place to save ideas, particularly if you search by interior style, and its easy to find inspiration. Design Factory has thousands of pins that you can browse and save the ones you like. If you follow a 'Pinner' then you will also receive any new pins from that person (group) in the future.
Here's a few ideas to get you started
Stolik Twin Table, by Lassen
The cube shape is perfect for any Contemporary or Scandinavian style with its minimalist danish design. The table top is reversible with the choice of four combinations. They look great in a cluster or as a single table. Available at Urban Couture, RRP AUD$599- A$659
The Lens Table, by Holly Hunt
Designed by Bryan McCollin
Acrylic resin table top and metal legs (chrome and gold) make the lens table unique and simply stunning. Available in a number of gorgeous colours (including clear) they will set off any colour scheme and will adapt to a number of different interior styles.
'Simply' table, by Luum
The Simply table has a removable painted steel top that can be used as a tray as well as table top. The legs are made from Birch ply making it light and versatile. The Scandinavian design is available from House of Home, RRP AUD$310
Steel & Wood table, by Thom Fougere Studio
Functional table with additional storage space to reduce the clutter and keep things handy too! A lovely addition to any Scandinavian inspired home.
For more information contact Thom Fougere studio directly
The Bowl Table, by Mater Design
Designed by Ayush Kasliwal brings together the old world Indian craftsmanship and the simplicity of modern design. The table top is crafted from Mango wood (natural, black or sirka grey stain) and the legs are hollow steel rods. A quality piece that would fit into almost any interior style with ease.
Available from Mater Design or Cult Design, RRP AUD$630
Crystal Series Table, by Saerom Yoon
Made from dyed acrylic resin, this unique table is transparent with hints of beautiful pinks, purples and blue combinations. The 'T' shape made from joining the two pieces together blending the colours naturally.
For more information contact Saerom Yoon directly