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(Above photo - Empire Side Tables - French Clover Occassional Table )
French Empire side tables first came to the fore in the late 19th century as highly functional pieces of furniture. Thus, most of these tables are available for sale as elegant antique pieces of furniture to revamp your home décor. They are most delicate and handsome, giving your interior décor a completely fresh start. By visiting a trusted antique shop, you will find the tables you need in great shape, devoid of all signs of damage.
(Above photo - Pair French Empire side tables )
So, to what use can you put a French Empire table? We did our research and found that the highly versatile table could serve the following purposes:
1. Balancing a Room
(Above photo - Pair French Side Tables - Porcelain Plaques Marquetry Inlay )
To create a sense of symmetry and balance in your bedroom, place two French Empire side tables on both sides of the bed. With that, you will have a symmetrical, complete-looking room. You may also take it further by putting identical objects (such as flower vases or lamps) on both tables.
2. Desk Storage Space
A French Empire side table could provide perfect storage space for some items in your home, especially if it is tiered. You can place it in your home office and use it to hold books, files, laptops, and so on. It is a clever way to declutter your office while saving space. However, check that the side table is capable of complementing the desks already in use. You could pair it with a glass desk, glass side table, or a wooden desk.
3. Modernizing the Bathroom
(Above photo - Pair French Tables Side Pedestal Empire Pharo Legs )
You might be surprised whether you need a French Empire side table in a bathroom – you do. So, can use the side table to store soap, tissue paper, toothpaste, and other toiletries. Also, a side table serves as a good surface to place a tablet or laptop when you want to watch a movie while bathing. Importantly, you can use it to hold guest towels as well as flannels.
4. A Convenient Bar
If you want a bar at home, you should use a French Empire side table to prepare one. If it has shelves, you can use it to hold your drinks, glasses, mixers, and other accessories. You could create a bigger bar by arranging multiple side tables next to each other. Alternatively, you may choose a mirrored side table, which is easy to wipe or clean.
5. Adding Color to a Room
(Above photo - Pair Boulle Side Tables - Lacquer Inlay Cocktail Table )
French Empire tables are often adorned with gold or ormolu fixtures to create a shimmering look. For that reason, they can add color and brightness to just about any room. You can use the side table to complement other elements in the room, completing the desired interior décor. It would work very well in a room with other gold-colored elements.
Deciding on the uses to which you can put a French Empire side table is easy if you know what you want. As long as you can imagine it, you can put it to virtually any use. Or, you could simply pick some of the ideas listed above and run with them.
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