"Flair - a primitive kind of style - may be innate, but I think knowledgeable taste is learned, the result of travel, experience, living, education." - Albert Hadley.
Your living room is fully furnished but you are looking to add some flair to the space and spice up the room. End tables are the perfect choice. Many people settle for just a cocktail table when choosing their living room table furniture. End tables add an extra flair to your room and they are also very functional.
Check out these four tips for choosing the perfect end table:
Shape: The first thing to think about is the shape of the end table. Where will your end table be placed? Will your end table be next to your sofa or will it be set up by itself against a wall? Any shape will work well if it is being placed next to a sofa. If your end table will be going in a corner or against a wall, a rectangular or square shape will be best. It will be beneficial for you to measure the space you have available before you go to the store to purchase your new end table.
Color: Mix the colors of the furniture pieces in your room! The days of matching furniture are over. A metal end table will look great with a wooden cocktail table. As long as the styles complement each other, you can mix and match whatever you please! Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and get creative. You will be surprised with what you can come up with when you utilize different colors!
Style: Mixing different styles of furniture in your room creates a visual interest. The same goes for end tables. Do you have a very traditional sofa in your room? You can change the look of your living room completely by adding a modern end table by its side. If you are looking for two end tables, they don’t have to match either! As long as they are relatively close in size and their styles complement each other, you will create an awesome look by using them in your living room.
Size: Size is important because you want to keep your furniture proportional in your living space. For example, if you have a large sofa, don’t pick out a small end table. The same goes for a small sofa. Don’t choose a large end table. Match the size of the end table to the height of the sofas arm. It will look more natural and it will also be easier for you to reach items that you put on your end table if you are sitting on your sofa. If you are using an end table for your nightstand, make sure it is about the same height as your mattress.
What other tips would you give someone who is looking to spice up their room by adding end tables?
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