If you don’t want your living room feels unnatural, you need to take into considerate living room furniture arrangement before buying any side table you liked. To obtain the natural feeling in your living room is usually depends on the furniture arrangement. To make it right, side tables need to be placed in the right spot in your living room. You can find a handful of locations in the living room for your side table.
The main reason for having a side table is to have an extra surface in your living room which, can easily be placed wherever you need an additional surface. Side tables can be easily tucked away in any spaces.
Side tables need to be placed according to your purpose. For example, if you need a surface to put your coffee mug, side table needs to be placed somewhere you can reach it easily while you are sitting. If you want to use it as an additional coffee table surface, they are a great choice because coffee tables are normally placed at the far corner of the living room and you can not reach them easily while you are sitting at the center of the room. To use side tables efficiently, you need to take into consideration its height. If you choose a side table the same height as your sofa or chair you can get the right size table so you can easily put your drink on it without any obstacle. if you are using your armchairs or accent chairs daily, you will need side tables beside each of your chairs to put books, drinks, remote controller or anything you use while you are sitting. If you need a harmony in your living room, you can create any feel or a sense of visual with side tables.
If you have a small living room you can have one or two side tables so you can have an alternative space-saving surface to a coffee table. But if you a big living room you can have more side tables and coffee tables at the same time. Not having a side table has some difficulties. For example, if you are having guests and if they want a coffee or any drink, you need to give them a cup of coffee without offering any surface where they can put their drinks. They will need to hold the cup in their hand the entire time because they will not be sure where to put it. Or they will simply put their cup down to the floor right next to their seat which is not useful and the cup can easily be poured to the floor. With side tables, you can avoid all these awkward situations and provide an extra surface for those who sit on a chair or sofa so they can easily put down or pick up anything without worrying.
When not using your side tables you may want them to use as a decorative furniture or something that adds value to your living room. You can put flowers on it or you can put a tall lamp to create a sense of height so your table can be more distinguishable in the living room. Also, side tables can be used as a separator between sofas or armchairs.
There is a wide variety of side table styles from traditional to contemporary to choose from, and it can be overwhelming sometimes because of the huge variety of options. Having a side table that doesn’t match with the rest of your furniture in the living room is an undesirable situation for many people.
You also want to make the side tables functionality tailored to your needs. For example, if you need an extra space for your books, notes, pc or games you need to look for a table that has drawers or open shelves.
There are some side tables bigger than some type of sofas. If your sofa is smaller than your side table, your living room will look awkward. The sofa needs to be bigger than the side tables, another way around does not provide a good look. SIde table placed in front of the sofa needs to be smaller. Generally, the side table needs to be the maximum size is two-thirds of the sofa’s width. If you can not decide the side tables size, choose always the smaller one because it is more useful than the big one. If you need an extra surface more than the small side table offer, you can put together two side tables and fix your problem but you can not make the big side tables smaller.
Side tables are not expensive furniture so you can get them without spending too much money and still up with something quite nice. From $50 to $300 you can find a huge selection. But same as anything, if you are looking for something quite special and unique, you may need to spend a fortune.
One of the most common side table types is the nesting table. These tables were quite popular in the ’80s but they are still useful today. If you use them in a living room you can create a chic coffee table by placing them side by side. You can move them easily because they are lightweight and low-maintenance, you can easily swipe a towel onto the surface and you are done with the cleaning. Some people use them to play games in the room by scattering them around the living room.
Also, you can use them in the bedroom to give your bedroom a touch of elegance and by replacing your nightstand with a set of nesting tables. You also can change their place to display your favorite things while keeping your room calm.
Consider about their shape according to your living room or bedroom design. There are round, rectangle, square, oval, half-circle, triangle and freestyle of side table shapes you can find in the showrooms or online. The most popular side table shape is rectangular. It is a simple design and very useful in many spaces. However, if your living room has curve lines, you can add a nice touch with a round shape table.
Written by / Yilmaz Gokce Duz