Although their other attributes make up for it, demilunes do cut storage and display space in half. This pair sports bottom shelves to compensate for the loss.
Demilune tables can be a wonderful replacement for traditional nightstands. Their slim profile saves bedside space yet allows enough room for necessities such as a lamp, a water glass and reading material. Plus, there are no sharp corners on which to bang your thigh as you stumble out of bed in the morning.
Often, a demilune's beauty lies in its legs. The exaggerated curves and delicate carving on this Chinese-style piece lend exotic flair and a layer of texture to a neutral space. A mirror above a demilune is a classic touch that visually opens up a room in the same way the table does.
Demilunes often are positioned between two windows to fill that small sliver of space. This arrangement twists convention by placing the tables directly in front of windows instead. The glass tops and spare iron bases of these keep them light enough not to stop the eye, and their curves beautifully accent the rounded notes in the room, from the headboard and mirror to the lamp and vase.
The wooden cutout-style table base falls perfectly in step with the sculptural elements in this vignette. This is furniture as art, and using a demilune instead of a full table adds to the off-kilter energy.
A sleek, slender table slips right into the narrow sliver of wall beside this fireplace. It can be tricky to choose a demilune that's shallow enough not to obstruct traffic yet can accommodate decorative accessories, so take measurements before you shop.
While classic demilunes rest on legs, this hand-crafted, wall-mounted model appears to float. The restraint of its base undercuts the chunkiness of its top.