Just like its name, end table is usually placed in the corner or beside the sofa. For this reason, many people easily miss this furniture. Many house owners do not really pay attention to it either. If you know better, the end table could make a great statement to your living room.
1. ROUND END TABLE WITH BOTTOM SHELF
Go classy with this round table end. Round shape could never go wrong in terms of display. Of course, it cannot fill all the space in the corner, but the distance will allow you to clean up better. Made from wood, this round end table is light and easy to rearrange. Black paint and glossy finish will make modern and classic statement at the same time.
Do you want to add something fresh and lovely? Then put the bottom shelf to work. Instead of putting plant or flower vase on the top, you could put it on the bottom. This option gives you more space to put items on the end table. Never try this idea with side lamp; most of the lights will be blocked by table legs and sofas.
2. CARVED SIDES
Not all end tables will be placed in the corner. Sometimes the sofa could be arranged nicely, so the end table will be displayed without any cover. In this case, you need something fancy and pretty to impress the guess. Don’t be overexcited and order the real table instead; it won’t fit the space. Pick the table with carved sides instead.
Wood carving has been around for centuries. It is done with skills and the result is mostly astonishing. If you choose the carving on the top side, it might be covered by tray or flower vase. This is why the beautiful pattern should be on the side. Your guest could see it immediately. For the finishing, you could let it have the matte effect or highlight the pattern with golden paint.
3. CLOCK TOP
Combining wood and decorative iron could be another unique combination for the end table. Surely, there are plenty products that combine both materials. What makes this table special is the clock on the top. It is not even broken, so you could see the hand tickling around. Since the clock will be the surface, fragile glass has been replaced with tempered glass.
For the legs, you will see decorative irons. They are painted so their colour is similar to the wood. If you have iron legs without any securing band, your floor or rug will break soon. Make sure to put additional band by yourself to prevent such damage. For emphasize on classic theme, pick the clock with Roman number.
4. MILK CAN TABLE
Things are called unique either for their one-of-a-kind vibe or for their fresh look. Not many could hit both at the same time, but this milk can table just did. In a glance, you might miss the milk can part, unless it hasn’t been painted. This trick is often referred as repurposing things. Instead of throwing unused items, you give another function to the item.
After several years, milk can will be replaced with the new one. Then what happen to the old cans? They are lining up in thrift store. Turning this can into table, you don’t have to screw the lid. Simply put rounded wood top on the lid. You have extra storage space if needed. Also, this unique table could be placed anywhere.
5. LOG TABLE
Do you love rustic concept? Then this idea might impress you. Wood furniture mostly include cut, assembled and painted pieces. Since coffee table is relatively small, you could use wood log as it is. Depending on the wood type, it could be either too heavy or light enough to lift. Think carefully before choosing one.
For the finishing, you may or may not apply it. If you aim to have balanced color and theme, then paint the log before use. Those who don’t have similar preference could simply put the end table on its place. Natural grain wood tone also belongs to rustic concept. It won’t falter even after combined with modern furniture.
6. CONNECTED END TABLE
You need an end table. Then you start looking for one that could fit your preference. You have a lot of options to consider, yet you often forget about its function. Most end table is placed at separated space next to the sofa. For those who have small living room, this option might not be the brightest. They need simple, functional and possibly nice end table.
Then why don’t you get connected end table? Make it tailored to fit your sofa height. You could tilt the side to the inner side to sofa and place a cup of coffee. When you don’t need it, tilt the end table to the other side. For the legs, you could ask for decorative iron or another bottom shelf to put remote or your favourite books.
7. BASKET TABLE
End table is not always about being pretty. It should be functional as well. To get both, people often take the end table with shelves. While it could serve the function, there is one flaw; you cannot see what is inside. You need another seconds or minutes to find what you are looking for. Is there any way for you to see the items inside?
Try to repurpose laundry basket to an end table. Some online furniture stores sell them for affordable price. If you already have one unused laundry basket at home, then you only need to do a little job with the wood top. Make sure to give gap for basket handle. Make it even look prettier with decorative sides.
8. WOOD CRATE
Some people say that wood furniture is too expensive. Things will be better if you know how to make thrift shop items usable. The price is half of the fancy stuff and it works perfectly well. With a little finishing touch, you could have shiny furniture, as if bought from high end store.
Wood crate is common item in thrift store. It was used to keep items, so there is empty space in the middle. Using the shorter side as the surface, you will get nice end table. You can also replace one side with brand new wood plate, a little bit bigger than the original size.