The tiniest details can contribute to your interiors. One way to add those elements is to work with furniture, such as accent tables. Before shopping for options, here are suggestions on what to look for. That will make it easier to find designs that work for your home.
What’s an Accent Table?
Before you explore options, let’s be clear about what modern accent tables. These are tables that are often used for mere decoration. Some accent tables also serve as a storage area, allowing you to keep tiny items from cluttering your home. Having an accent table near the door, for instance, means you can dump all the contents of your pocket onto that table, so you won’t misplace a thing.
Fashion or Function?
Some use accent tables merely for fashion. The tables are a fashionable addition to the room. However, some homes successfully integrate accent tables into their daily routine, finding a use for the table. You can do both. With accent tables, you can showcase specific pieces in your home collection, so they can stand out from the rest of your collection. If you have a particular favorite or piece you want to highlight—maybe it’s a new one, perhaps you just bought it—an accent table can provide the best place to admire the artwork.
What About Size?
When shopping for accent tables, please pay attention to the size of the furniture. That’s also why it’s smart to get the dimensions of the rooms you’re buying furniture for. That information keeps you from making buying mistakes. Just one look at the dimensions and you can tell if the accent tables are too big or small for your needs. Of course, that doesn’t mean all the furniture in a room must be sized the same. There must also be balance in the room. Scaling your furniture creates that balance. That means accent tables come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. You’ll want to determine which options suit your space and needs the most.
Where Do They Go?
Accent tables can be put everywhere. You can find them in the bedroom, living room, kitchen, and more. However, make sure you aren’t overdoing it. Do you find it hard to walk from one end of your room to the other? That could be a glaring indication that you’re overcrowded with furniture. Check where the unit will go and if the existing furniture blends with the item you’re eyeing, that’s good.
What’s the Height?
When shopping for a table, don’t forget to check the height. Size isn’t the only factor. You also need to check the height. Is the height of your table right along the top of the sofa’s arm? That’s an ideal distance. If the table is too low or too tall, that will only disrupt the room. Also, if it’s too high, it will be hard to put artworks on display on the accent table. If it’s too low, someone might miss it and bump into the table accidentally.