The great thing about accent tables is that they fit anywhere in any décor. So, start searching for yours today. With so many sizes and designs available you'll find it to be quite difficult not to find one that fits your style. You might just find one to brighten every room in your home. From the Asian allure of a vibrant red rattan chest to the French flair of a black striped table the addition of accent tables in any room really makes your house feel like home.
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.
Coffee Cocktail Tables: The coffee, or cocktail table, is probably the most functional of the bunch. It is a low table typically placed in front of a sofa where magazines can be placed and coffee or cocktails served. Here, the general rule of thumb is that you should look for a table that is at or about the same height as your sofa or chair seat cushion, but no more than an inch or two shorter as you do not want it to be difficult or uncomfortable for your guests to reach. Another current design trend is to opt for the oversized ottoman as coffee table. By placing a tray on top of an oversized ottoman, you create a more stable surface and an attractive focal point.
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.