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.
Accent tables are a pretty versatile furnishing and not only are the ideal for putting in that empty corner of yours, they would also be ideal for putting in different areas throughout your home as well. Like, you could pair one up with a sofa or recliner, add one to a foyer area, and even put one at the end of a hallway if you wanted to.
Console/ Sofa Tables: Generally, a console table is an accent table used for displaying accessories or other decorative items. It can be both decorative and functional. Since console tables tend to be narrow in depth, they are perfect for entry spaces, hallways or foyers. They can also be placed in front of a window or behind a sofa or love seat, hence the name "sofa" table. Console tables typically feature drawers, cabinets or stylish shelves for displaying accessories. An example of a popular and stylish console table design is the demilune, which is semi-circular or crescent shaped with a flat back side. The demilune table is designed to be pushed up against a wall and usually has 3 or 4 legs. It is perfect for smaller spaces because its frame is slightly more compact. Demilunes come in an array of styles, from the most formal and ornate to simple and casual.
Accent tables add to the overall aesthetic of a room. They serve both a decorative and functional purpose. Since the accent table category encompasses a variety of styles, shapes, sizes and materials, choosing the right fit for your home can appear to be a daunting task at first. This article will help you make sense of the different types of accent tables in order to help you decide which tables work for you.