Home Decor 101: How to Decorate End Tables

Home Decor 101: How to Decorate End Tables

End tables can occasionally be overlooked and feel difficult to style correctly. Fear not! Your end tables will quickly and easily go from "drab" to "wow" thanks to these easy end table decor ideas!

Home styling is not always instinctive. In actuality, it can be difficult even for those with natural talent for styling and decorating. In order to help you create a home you'll love to live in, we want to take the mystery and frustration out of designing. Our Home Décor Experts at Home Soft Things have gathered some creative tips on how to decorate end tables.

When it comes to your living room, the subtle finishing touches are what really set the mood. You might not spend as much time considering side table design ideas as you are searching for the ideal side table.

Unlike some of your other living room furniture, side tables pose a unique problem. Side tables typically have a bit less surface space than coffee tables, which gives you more room to get creative with your decor. 

Your living room's general furniture should include a side table, but where you put it may depend on the décor you put on top of it. Sometimes, end tables need to serve a practical purpose by providing a place to set a drink or cup or by making room for a table lamp. Your side table may occasionally serve only as decoration, serving as a plinth to showcase your favorite design accent.

So how should a side table be decorated? To help you succeed, we've gathered some creative spaces and professional advice. 

  1. ENJOY STRONG, DECORATIVE OBJECTS

When a side table isn't in danger of being knocked over by elbows or boisterous children, it can house intriguing design items and works of art. According to interior designer Ghislaine Vias, "a grouping of things and art are an opportunity to set the ambiance and a terrific approach to portray the story of the homeowners." Of course, a little cheekiness helps to create a distinctive and genuine vibe. With three design elements that differ in color, height, texture, and shape, a side table in the living room serves as the ideal example of how to employ the rule of three to create a side table. Additionally, by including a table lamp, it also serves a useful purpose in completing the living room lighting ideas.

  

  1. CONSIDER YOUR SIDE TABLE AS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE LARGER PICTURE.

Consider how your side table's furnishings and the greater vignette of your contemporary living room will work together. Our normal rule in a space is that when we have a single chair or chaise that is a focal point in the room, we most always match it with a floor lamp and a side table for a three-part composition. The side table offers a lower scale ornamentation to match or contrast the chair, depending on the intended effect, while the floor lamp delineates the grouping with a vertical stake. 

 

  1. USE A POTTED PLANT TO WELCOME THE OUTDOORS

The greatest houseplants are always in style as part of interior design, so they naturally make a good choice for side tables. A potted plant can provide greenery to a neutral design to add some color and contrast, but they can also be utilized to complete a design by incorporating green into the overall color scheme.

  1. OR USE FLOWERS TO ADD A COLOR POP

If you like to give your home a seasonal touch, a side table can serve as the ideal display platform for fresh flowers. Although floral arrangements have the opportunity to bring color and unusual forms, whether to contrast or enhance your existing color scheme, they are now less popular than vases with sculptural branches. Choose dried grasses or flowers with a longer shelf life if you want a low-maintenance choice. 

 

  1. USE AN END TABLE TO CREATE A CASUAL HOME BAR.

Even while home bars may be popular, if your living room is small, you might not have enough space for a built-in or cabinet to act as the focal point of your entertainment at home. So why not utilize fashionable decanters as both decorative accents and functional objects?

The use of elegant decanters on side tables enables visitors to sample various alcoholic beverages as they travel about the space. A glitzy decanter adds flair and can also serve as a conversation starter for visitors.

 

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