Relevant categories: Tables,Art Deco
(Above photo - Antique occasional table in rosewood )
Occasional tables are handy furniture pieces, which you can place virtually anywhere within your home. They do not have any specific function – like dining tables or coffee tables – and can serve any function. The tables can stand on their own or work with other furniture pieces as part of the overall home interior decor.
(Above photo - Empire Side Tables - French Clover Occassional Table )
An occasional table is a tiny decorative table that can serve different purposes. Therefore, it can be a coffee table, sofa table, lamp table, or end table. Since other people make occasional tables, they can have varying designs and styles. When buying occasional tables from one manufacturer, you may get them in sets that coordinate with the existing interior decor. They are portable, easy-to-move, making them easy to place anywhere within your home.
(Above photo - William IV Occasional Tables Antique Side Table )
You are highly likely to find an occasional table next to a sofa or chair in the living room. But that doesn’t mean they cannot be used in other rooms within the home. Here are examples of the ways you can use occasional tables:
If you are looking for the best surface to display accent lighting, occasional tables are the best. You can place onto it an elegant lamp to significantly enhance your interior decor. It doesn’t matter if it is on the side of a sofa or bed. For this particular purpose, occasional tables can be placed in the sitting room or bedroom.
Whenever you finish reading a book, place it onto an occasional table instead of returning it to the shelf straightaway. Apart from the book improving your interior decor, it will be at a convenient place, where you can easily pick and read. If possible, stack two or three books to add a variety of colours to your interior decor.
(Above photo - Art Deco Side Table - Cylindrical Occasional Sycamore Circa 1930 )
Apart from practical uses such as displaying lighting or books, occasional tables are great for holding treasures like elegant dishes, bowls, coral, trinkets. These treasures not only enhance your decor but also create a focal point for you and your visitors.
Do you want to create a more attractive ambiance inside your home? If so, you should use your occasional tables to display scented candles or a bouquet of fresh flowers. If you have access to fresh flowers, then utilize faux greenery and florals to infuse natural colours into your interior decor all year round.
One of the best ways to maximize style is to minimize clutter. Thus, you could use a basket or dish on top of an occasional table to hold smaller items that could quickly get scattered all over the place. Examples of such things include reading glasses, remotes, keys, and so on. Whenever you need any of these items, you can pick them from the occasional table and use them.
(Above photo - Pair French Side Tables Classical Occasional Table )
Occasional tables come in a variety of styles and can serve different purposes. Apart from acting as decorative items, they are great for displaying lights, books & magazines, treasures, plants & flowers, and a basket or dish full of assorted items.
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