Every piece of furniture in your living room should be practical and functional, even a little beyond making the space look nice. When you start planning the interior decoration, specifically of your living room, think of the sofa, the coffee table, a cozy armchair, the curtains, in short. But there is an auxiliary furniture that should not be missing in a living room and that, is as important as a sofa or the coffee table, it is the auxiliary table.
A side table is practical and complements any decor
Well, a coffee table is generally more for display than function. That is, most of the time, homeowners place beautiful bouquets, large eye-catching accents, and other items on the coffee table, also known as a coffee table. Yes, we agree with you, that all these elements are to highlight your decoration. But we must not forget that each piece of furniture must be functional in order to make things a little easier for us.
When you are enjoying a cup of coffee in your living room, sitting on your sofa, many times you have to leave your comfort and bend over to place your drink on the table. Other times, you may have to put something on your coffee table to place your cup of coffee. That is somewhat uncomfortable, right? And it is worth mentioning that the coffee table is very low, so you always have to lean much more to place your drink. One of the advantages of having at least one side table in your living room is that you can comfortably use it to place your coffee or any other drink. A side table is usually a little taller than the coffee table. Perfect to be placed next to a sofa or an armchair and to accentuate your decoration.
Versatile and functional in any room
Today we spend much more time in our living room, whether it is enjoying a program on television, sharing with our family or simply relaxing peacefully on the sofa. The side table for the living room is usually placed next to the sofa or an armchair. This is to make it easier for you to place a drink, a book or the TV remote control, just by stretching your arm. A side table is extremely versatile. Not only for the living room, it is also useful in a bedroom, in the kitchen, in your garden or wherever you want. They are taller than a coffee table, but are slightly narrower than a coffee table. However, you can neatly place a lamp and still have enough space to place your drink without having to stand or bend over.
Today, as well as coffee tables, there are also endless styles and colors in side tables. They can even come with compartments for storage. Due to the different and creative designs, the end tables can also significantly enhance a decoration of any room in general. Many times, a small piece of furniture can help you have a space that is a little more comfortable and balanced. So don’t underestimate the importance of a side table for any room.
Boxes for your tables
Wooden boxes are in fashion. Many recognize them as the new pallets; And it is that even IKEA brought out models that imitate the wooden fruit boxes of a lifetime. They are useful to hang on the wall, to place them inside shelves, but also to create auxiliary tables. Yes, you can take these boxes and leave them on the ground, or you can add everything from legs to wheels. With a simple wooden box you will get interior space to store objects and a surface to place from a lamp to a telephone.
Pallets of a lifetime
They are already classics, but even so, they cannot stop appearing on a list like this; And is that a wooden pallet or platform can help you create the most beautiful side table you can imagine. Sand the wood, paint it white or any other color and do not forget to place a glass on top to be able to support your objects without problem. They are not difficult to find, and if you have problems getting one you can always go to specialized companies that are dedicated to marketing them.
Wood in its purest form
Wood is still present in this option. However, far from having a defined shape, we are going to focus on occasional tables made with logs. Yes, with logs. It does not matter that you sand or paint them, but if you leave them with their original shape, you will achieve a different side table with an incredible natural touch.
Recovering old coils
We love tables made from recycled cable spools. The largest are not easily found, but if you have the opportunity to get one, do not miss it. As you can see in the images, the resulting pieces are great for environments from rustic to Nordic. Sand and paint them and if you want, add a glass so that its surface can be used better.
Side tables with concrete blocks
We have started to see it for a long time, and the truth is that we love it. Cement blocks are sneaked into homes, and this time to create side tables. From large tables for living room to small bedside tables. Combine this material with glass or wood, depending on the type of decoration that prevails in your house, and the use you want to give it.
Metal baskets also as tables
Finally, this DIY that we found quite interesting. It is about using the typical metal baskets as a support to create a beautiful side table. The grace is, precisely, in the color or the material of this basket, for example, the copper-colored ones today are a trend.