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About Side Tables

A side table is a place for you to keep all the miscellany of your entire day. Things like lamps, books, glasses, tablets, chargers, and everything else end up on this tiny table. So, it’s important for a bedroom and a living room to have a stylish side table.

End tables, or side tables, not only help to spruce up the interior of your home, but they also hold your belongings. However, the first thing that pops into anyone’s mind when they think of an end table is a traditional wooden table with a bunch of drawers. But the nature of end tables has evolved significantly over the last decade. Today, we have different tables that are ideal for different kinds of bedrooms and living rooms. Read this article to find out more about these tables. This will surely help you pick a table that is great for your interior and also help you organise your things.

Different types of side tables

Shopping for home decor can be an overwhelming experience. Sometimes you might love an item when you see it on the shop floor, but it might look different when you put it in your room. That is why you need more tricks up your sleeve than judging a table just by its looks. Here is a list of the four most popular styles of end tables. Check out the styles of bedside tables without further ado and see which one is ideal for the style and atmosphere of your room. You can also use the tips in this article to find out the right table for your room.

Circular side tables

The accent is on the form and the unconventional, traditional look when it comes to circular-shaped tables. They can be made of metal or wood and come in a variety of different colours. Because some of them even come in multi colours, they can add a splash of colour to your room. While the round shape is not too practical, these kinds of tables go well with antique furniture. Moreover, they give good storage space, even if they take up a bit too much floor space. One thing that you can be sure about is that, if you have this item in your room, you are going to catch some fascinated eyeballs.

Fabric side tables

Depending on your choice and preference, you may choose a subtle fabric bedside table that looks exactly the same as your bed or contrasts with your bedroom’s accent. These cute bedside tables are perfect for a touch of function and appealing aesthetic to your room. You can use them for keeping laptops, mobile phones, alarm clocks, magazines, fresh flowers, and more. Fabric side tables are suitable for both master suites and guest rooms. That being said, the trickiest part is finding a table with a suitable colour that blends in with the rest of your furniture.

Floating side tables

Modern times call for modern furniture. The floating table seems to be a perfect piece of furniture to free up space, meet modern needs, all the while being more functional than traditional tables. Floating tables are designed for wall mounting and are not as voluminous as conventional tables. Some of them can even work similarly to cabinets. When it comes to design, they follow a minimalistic style. Also, you can use the space that it frees up for things like indoor plants or simply to maximise the floor space. The limitation is that the design does not allow these tables to carry a lot of weight.

Cage side tables

This form of side table is inspired by the industrial design that is currently very common. They look costly and artistic while using simple materials and without any intricate designs. They do not give much room for storage, though. Usually, these tables don’t even contain drawers. The only place you can place your things is the top portion of the table. But the benefit of cage tables is that these will blend well into the bedroom design if your bedroom is leaning towards minimalism and industrialism. For edgier bedrooms and assertive owners, they’re a great pick.

Tips on how to buy Side Tables online in the UAE 

Side tables are one of the must-have pieces of furniture in both living rooms and bedrooms. At first, choosing an end table might seem like a pretty simple task. But finding the right one from so many different types and shapes can be overwhelming. You have to look at the material, scale, style, and various other features that they offer. However, it gets easier if you know what factors to look for in these tables. Here are a few tips that you can use while shopping for them.

  • Style – The first thing to consider while choosing an end table is, of course, the style. Luckily, there are so many different styles to choose from. That means, there is going to be at least one end table that will suit your needs and fits perfectly with your other accessories and furniture. All you have to do is to decide what style you need the table to be.
  • Size – Do not underestimate the significance of selecting the correct end table size for your room. In living rooms, end tables should be within two inches of a sofa’s arm height. The table shouldn’t look too small or too large when it sits between your sofas and chairs. Your room will look well-balanced when you pick the correct sizes.
  • Storage – The availability of storage space in the table is much more important for bedside tables than end tables that you would use in a living room. This is because you will probably have plenty of other storage options in your living room. One factor that impacts the availability of storage space is the style that you choose for your table.
  • Materials – Lastly, you need to decide what kind of materials you want to choose for the table. The material of the table may or may not affect the way that the table looks. In some cases, the material of the table might not even be apparent. One example of this is the fabric end tables. Regardless of what kind of material the table uses, it is the type of fabric cover that dictates its appearance.

There are many other kinds of tables besides end tables. These include things like balcony tables, camping tables, dining tables, dressing tables, children’s tables, folding tables, picnic tables, coffee tables, drawing tables, conference tables, and work tables. You can use our shopping search engine to find any of these very easily. That will allow you to compare the prices and features of different products and find the best one among them. Finally, don’t forget to check out all the other amazing products from the Furniture category.

Question & Answer

Are side tables necessary?

There is no doubt that end tables are quite useful in some cases. But are they really necessary in a room? Well, it is a very tough call. That being said, most people will agree that they can still manage without an end table if they were forced to get rid of it. So, it seems like end tables are not indispensable like, say, a bed or a sofa. Moreover, it is better to get a more functional piece of furniture that offers more storage space if you live in a small space. For example, you can use a large dressing table with five or six drawers instead of an end table.

Should end tables match?

Some people think that it is necessary to use the exact same type of end tables in a room. While this is not a mistake, there are better ways to add function and beauty to your room. Rather than selecting the exact same tables for the room, you can select tables that will be more functional in those places. You only have to make sure that those tables follow a similar style. Well, there are several ways to do this. Either the tables can have the same decorative patterns and similar-looking drawers and tops, or they both can be of the same finish, etc.

What can you use instead of a side table?

If you don’t want to spend money on a side table, there are a few other household items that you can use instead of them. The most common and easily available option is to use a chair with a flat seat. It is better if it is a chair without a cushion. Another option is a pouffe chair. But if the chair is too soft, you might not be able to place things like laptops or a stack of books on it. If you want to get a little creative, you can use even a DIY rustic ladder in place of an end table. But such a ladder will take up more floor space than a table.

If you are looking to buy side tables online in the UAE, look no further as you are in the right place. There are more than 500 shops and brands offering them here on Shops.ae. These shops offer products from popular brands like IKEA, Ashley Furniture, Crate and Barrel, Freedom, Habitat, Lowes, and John Lewis.

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