Do accent tables have to match?
There is no law that says the style, shape or finish of your side tables has to match. In fact, we prefer a more mismatched, collected look. It adds depth and dimension — and a lot more personality. If you’ve inherited a pair of matching side tables, that’s okay, but go for a bit of contrast on the rest of the pieces.
What can I use for end tables?
If you can’t find an end table with as much storage as you’d like, look at nightstands. They may have a different name, but nightstands — like this rustic wood nightstand — serve the same purpose as end tables. Plus, they typically have similar dimensions and offer more storage space.
Can an accent table be a nightstand?
Nightstands and bedside tables are a great option for your living room. They’re similar to accent tables in shape and size, so this is an easy swap to make, even if you want to use pieces you already have on hand.
Can you use an accent table as a coffee table?
Accent tables come in a wide range of shapes, especially for the living room, and mixing and matching a few different configurations can add style to a space. Try teaming a small round accent table with a long, rectangular coffee table, or an oval coffee table with square end tables.
Can you have two different end tables?
As long as the sizes and styles relate to each other, it’s perfectly acceptable to have different end tables on either side of a sofa or bed.
How do I make my end table higher?
You can add lifts, feet, or extensions to your table legs to make the table taller. Wooden extensions can be added to your wood table to add height to the legs. Alternatively, you can replace your table legs entirely to make sure you get the height that you want.
Are nightstands higher than end tables?
Both the standard end tables and the standard nightstands measure roughly 25 inches in height. While this height can change and might be requested for various reasons, such as a bed frame that sits higher than the average, most end tables and nightstands will be the same height.
What’s the difference between an end table and a side table?
The main difference between end table and side table is that side tables typically have a larger surface area than end tables. A side table is a small table we usually place at the side of a room, or against a wall while an end table is a small table we place next to a chair or at the end of a sofa.
Do sofa end tables have to match?
Remember also that end tables needn’t match each other. As long as the sizes and styles relate to each other, it’s perfectly acceptable to have different end tables on either side of a sofa or bed.
Do I have to use end tables?
As you can see, end tables aren’t always necessary. This bright living room space is end table free and uses a tall freestanding lamp to bring light into the space rather than using smaller table lamps. So if you don’t have use for an end table, don’t be afraid to go without.