End Tables: An end table is a small table placed beside a chair or at each end of a sofa. It should be relative in depth to the arm of the chair or sofa it flanks. Additionally, it is wise to choose a table that is proportionate in scale to the surrounding furniture. For example, an overstuffed sofa calls for a table larger or bulkier in size while a petite wing chair needs a smaller table with a more delicate frame and lines. A current design trend is to mix and match styles and shapes. In fact, rather than matching all the furniture in a bedroom suite, some people choose to use mix and matched end tables in lieu of night stands. If you are unsure about whether or not your tables fit together, a good rule of thumb is to try to coordinate the table legs with the lines and curves of your furniture.
Welcome guests with an entryway table decked with a vase of fresh flowers and they'll think they have entered an upscale resort. Place an accent table in the hall below a mirror. Not only will it be an interesting stopping point on the way through your home it is the perfect place for showing off a favorite vacation photo and storing some linens. Place a small round table in a corner to add interest and a resting spot for a hurricane candle or vase of fresh blooms. No matter where you put one you'll just love the extra display and storage space.
Where you have lots of space, and also intend to accentuate an ornamental table, why not 'frame it' with a set of topiaries? An easy sphere or sphere as well as cone is an advanced accent for an area and also can be embellished with bows and accessories during the Holidays. If your room is a lot more informal, a number of large eco-friendly plants will suffice. Pick pots in the accent shade you have selected for the area and add little up-lighters for optimal impact. If you're working to a rigorous budget, invest the money on the table, the topiaries can quickly be made from elements you'll find in your neighborhood craft store. You can also accentuate your table with a blossom arrangement. Echo the style of your room in the blossoms, as well as use your accent colors in the plan.
In sum, when choosing any furniture for your home, make sure to take proper measurements and consider the size and style of the room and the furniture you already have in it. You sit there looking at the empty space in your room wondering what you could fill it with. Maybe you should try something with both style and function. Fill that space with an accent table and you'll forget that it was ever empty.
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