Thursday 25 April 2024
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Factors to Consider when Buying End Tables

Factors to Consider when Buying End Tables

If you want to create a room that has a cohesive, well-designed feel, you need to invest in pieces that connect with one another. By connecting, we mean complementing. However, it can take some time to spot pieces that combine to create the right look for your space.

Typically, mid-century modern end tables work wonders on bed or sofa sides, although they get dotted in different areas around your house. These versatile pieces usually get moved around from one place to another. If you are on the market for end tables, here are factors you should consider:


In terms of the shape, you need to determine where you will place the table and what will work in this space. For example, if the table has to go to a certain corner, you may want to buy a square table.

Table shapes can be mixed and matched. If you already have an oval coffee, consider buying rectangular or square end tables. But, if you prefer to use the same shapes for your end or side tables, try to get ones made of various materials to create interest.


When it comes to end tables, it is about the mix. If a room has a brass and marble coffee table, you want to create a good mix by having wood or painted end tables. Brass end tables perfectly pair with rosewood coffee tables. You can always choose different materials as long as the styles of the tables complement each other.


Mixing styles can create visual interest in a room. You can pair your Birch-arm sofa with modern end tales and vice versa. Also, a traditional side table and modern or mid-century side chair look great together.

Keep in mind that end tables don’t have to match each other. The most important thing is that their size and styles relate to each other.


If you want to place your end tables on either side of your sofa, ensure they are as tall and deep as the arm of the sofa. Choose smaller tables if you cannot find options that fit exactly.

If you want to use them as beside tables, make sure the height is about the same as the mattress. Always ensure any table you want to use by your beside provides enough space for the things you wish to keep close when you sleep, such as your table lamp, book, or alarm clock.