What to Look for in Modern Side Tables for Living Rooms

Published In: Modern Furniture Design Created Date: 2019-03-15

Finding The Perfect Modern Side Table is Crucial for any Living Room

When you create or design a room, you strive to make it well-designed and cohesive. But what does that really mean? In simplest terms, it is making the pieces connected to one another through their colors, patterns, and as well as their aesthetic definition. It doesn’t only mean buying matching furniture pieces. In an interior design perspective, that in itself makes the space boring and quite predictable. You don’t have to change everything all at once. You can focus on one furniture piece at a time. In this post, we will focus on choosing modern side tables for the living room.


For many people, it may be quite challenging to know what kind of side table will work well for their space. Side tables are usually placed at the side of a bed or a sofa. But they’re not limited to those areas as they can also be placed in different parts of a home. What’s really nice about side tables is that they’re versatile and you can move them around whenever you want to rearrange your furnishings. To help you in choosing a good modern side table, here are some of the things that you can consider.


What shape would you like it to be?

The shape of the side table that you’ll choose is important in creating a cohesive space. The side table’s shape will depend on where you plan to put it. For example, if you intend to put it in a corner, then a square side table would be ideal for that. But if you are not limited to the areas where you’ll be placing your side table, then you have more freedom to choose the shape that you like.

You may choose side tables of various shapes to make the space more interesting. A coffee table with an oval shape may benefit from a good contrast by having end tables that are rectangular.

In the same way, if you have a square or rectangular coffee table, then round side tables would be nice to balance the shapes of the space. This doesn’t mean that you can’t get the same shape for all of your tables. But if you do, you can get tables made from various materials so that your room will become more interesting. 


What kind of materials and styles to choose?

For the materials of the side tables, think about how you’ll mix things up. If you already have marble and brass tables, then the side tables may be made from wood. This will make complementing texture in your room. Different materials will make the space less monotonous and boring. As for the styles, don’t be afraid to mix up different styles. Visually, this will be more fun. If you already have traditional sofas, then modern side tables will create more character to the room. Keep in mind that the point is not to match the furniture pieces to one another. Rather, you’d want them to have some elements that can make them related to other furniture pieces. So, don’t be pressured to make things match. Aim for them to be complementary instead.


What is the right size for the side tables?

If you’re going to put the side tables at the end of your sofa, choose ones that will come close to the height of the arms of your sofa. It’s not only from an aesthetic point of view that this will work. In a practical and functional sense, it will be much easier to reach for things on your side table if they are of similar height to the sofa’s arm. If in case you can’t find a side table of the same height your sofa’s arms, it’s best that you go for something smaller instead of a bigger side table.

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Looking into the side tables’ functionality

Another factor to consider when choosing a side table is its functionality. Ideally, get ones that will fit well with your needs. For example, if you want a side table that can store your remote controls, magazines, and other things for the living room or bedroom, then go for side tables that have either open shelves or drawers.


At this point, you may be wondering about the number of side tables you ought to get. This highly depends on your room’s size as well as the seating capacity. It would be ideal if you can have a side table for every seat. It would make your space look better and the tables will be very useful for anyone using the living room. It can be used to place things such as a bowl of popcorn, drinks, and ashtrays if anyone smokes, etc.


Final Thoughts

There are no strict rules when it comes to choosing modern side tables for the living room. It depends on your style and how you want to express it through the furniture pieces that you choose for your space. It’s important that you yourself will find your space beautiful and inviting.


What we’ve shared here are simply guidelines to make things easier for you when you’re ready to shop for side tables for your bedroom or living room. Let the furniture piece speak to you. Sometimes, you just have to trust your gut feel on this. Don’t limit yourself to the do’s and don’ts. Remember that it’s your space and you ought to have fun filling it will furniture pieces that you find comfortable and interesting.