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.
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.
So when you begin searching for a few accent tables don't get frustrated by the small selection at your local stores. Instead try shopping online and you'll not only find the best selection, but also the best prices. Round and rectangle, wood or glass or even marble you are sure to find something to fit your style and your space.
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.
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