WHAT ARE SIDE TABLES AND NESTS OF TABLES USED FOR?
Living room tables, including side tables, offer a practical element that can really perk up a room in a visual sense. Need somewhere to pop your drinks, keep your current reading material close or - that household favourite - the remote control? A side table will do the job nicely - but they aren’t just about function. With so many styles, colours and finishes to choose from, these little beauties really can work to inject a different element into your chosen decor; they're perfect as added space in which to incorporate ornaments and plants. At Habitat we have considered every form and function possible. From tray tables to circular, folding and storage, nested or shelved - all you have to do is choose the one you like.
And what if you'd like more than one? Well, here's where a chic little nest of tables comes in handy. Invite friends over, et voila - you magically have extra table top space for everyone's drinks. If you accidentally bring too many new trinkets back from holiday, simply slide out one of the spares and have a little rearrange of the furniture.
When it comes to side tables, their uses are endless, so two (or three, or four) are always better than one. Need some more tips on what to look for in a side table? Check out ouror continue reading for more ideas.
WHAT SIZES OF SIDE TABLE ARE AVAILABLE?
From a small to large, compact or tall, Habitat hold a large selection of side tables. Think about what you need. If you simply want a table for your glass of wine and magazine (life’s essentials, we understand) then a small table will suffice, but don't forget about the rest of your room - proportions are important. If you tend to opt for statement pieces, such as a standoutor oversized coffee table, then a tiny nest of tables will appear a little lost. Similarly, height is paramount - no point reaching for your drink if it's so far below sofa level it's practically on the floor.
To avoid crying over spilt drinks, be sure to measure the area where you intend placing the side table, not to mention those furnishings that will sit alongside it. You should plan for your side table to be equal to or slightly below the arm of your sofa orDimensions are key, so be sure to have a thorough read of the product page to ensure you get the calculations just right.
WHAT MATERIALS, COLOURS AND STYLES ARE NESTS OF TABLES AND SIDE TABLES AVAILABLE IN?
Aside from providing you with a place to store bits and bobs, a side table - or nest of tables - can also offer a discreet way of elevating your interior design. Metal and glass side tables are all available at Habitat; contemporary finishes that will add a modern touch. Copper, in particular, will serve to inject shine, while glass is ideal if you are looking for the 'invisibility' element. Oak and walnut side tables offer elegance, with rich wood effortlessly heightening the luxe factor, not to mention a sense of warmth. Side tables are also a good way to add different colours to your room. Fresh and contemporary, grey and blue are popular shades, particularly together, while classic white or black are ideal for adding a no-fuss, minimalist touch. For those who love bright shades but are scared to go all the way on the walls, look for shades of yellow. Hello sunshine.
Design-wise, the world is your oyster; modern styles sit alongside vintage or the more traditional side table. But don’t think you need to stay in line with your current decor. If your room is very classic, then a contemporary table can be an intriguing addition. Trust us, this is always a good thing.
HOW TO COMPLETE THE LOOK IN YOUR ROOM
While it may be small, the side table is an important character in any room. When choosing your tables, always consider the furniture that will sit alongside; fromto bookcases and TV units, they all play a role in your overall look.
While mixing and matching is highly encouraged, all pieces should still discreetly blend. For example, we wouldn’t recommend a white table next door to a mahogany sideboard, but a copper table would work well alongside an oak finish coffee table. The blend of similar colours with such opposite textures creates a beautiful contrast.
Can we shed some light on to your accessories? To truly make a table stand out, a lamp works wonder, especially if you’ve chosen your table as a standout item, one that's either very colourful or intriguingly unique in design.
TAKING DELIVERY OF YOUR SIDE TABLE OR NESTED TABLE
Once you've chosen your desired table - or tables - simply order online via the checkout. At this stage we'll ask you to enter a few personal details, and once your order is processed we'll call you to discuss a convenient delivery date.
We always aim to get your order to you inside of two weeks. On the day of delivery, our drivers will be more than happy to carry the tables to a room of your choice. They’ll even take any of the wrapping and packing away. Now where's that glass of wine?