Selecting the right accent table effortlessly joins function and feel, fosters continuity in a room’s design, directs traffic flow and serves as a building block for just-right interior design. It’s important to keep in mind accent tables are not bound by one style, color or shape. They include contemporary and traditional, and are sold as side tables, end tables, night stands, consoles, square, round and triangle, offering ample decorative and functional options.
Aesthetics and Style- An accent table can serve as a building block of interior design through its wood tone and shape, adding depth, contrast and interest to a room. “For example, if you have a lot of rectangles in your home, such as your sofa, the rug, the windows, the bookcases, etc., then round or oval accent tables bring contrast to all those sharp edges and corners providing softness, interest and energy as your eye moves around the room,” says Amy Foster, Furniture Row Companies home accessory buyer. Consider wood tone as another layer of color for a room, Foster adds.
Some accent tables in a living room or bedroom function as a place to set beverages or hold reading lights, while others help shepherd traffic flow or complement a room’s overall décor without screaming their presence. Traffic Flow – Properly arranged and appropriately sized furniture enables family members and guests to easily navigate a room. Choosing accent tables that help direct, rather than hinder, traffic flow is important.
“They create a nice energy and movement we’re unaware of.” Oval-shaped tables permit open-floor space in areas where motion can easily overlap.