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.
With as various decorations as you can visualize, there'll be accent tables to work with. When you try to find standard designs, you'll discover sleek timber surfaces, blended wood and also painted, covered in granite or marble. A butler's table-a detachable tray set on a folding base-would appearance excellent in a British Colonial living room. The strong geometric lines of a craftsman-style table in oak or a mission-style table in cherry would work with well in these timeless American layouts along with in Asian-inspired decors. A distressed repainted surface in white or a pastel would work well in a room that brings the beach indoors.
Why are accent tables such a decorative buy? Well, it is because they are styled in a number of beautiful ways. For example, you can purchase one that has a stunning ornamental appearance crafted from wood with a cherry finished base that is filled with detailed woodworking while having a table top filled with a patterned design achieved by different colored veneers. Or, you could get one that has more of an Asian flare featuring slightly flared legs with a base finished in a rich black color, apron that has raised slats, and a two toned table top with a black outline and a red interior, all of which is adorned with delicate bird and floral accenting.
Another nice feature of accent tables along with their beauty is how they are practical. Remember, they are a table and they have lovely, spacious surfaces where you can nicely set down and display pretty much anything that you want from family photos, to vases filled with flowers, and lamps to add extra lighting to your space. There are some that even feature different storage options like drawers, shelves, and cabinets, giving you a nice spot to tuck away books, magazines, remote controls, and even special keepsakes.