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.
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.
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.
The fantastic feature of an accent table is that they can fit as well as look excellent practically anywhere in your house. Large or little, round or square you make certain to locate one that fits your design. So whatever your requirements may be an accent table will certainly will enhance your other furnishings as well as design to your residence.
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