8,049 Contemporary Side Tables and Accent Tables

Side tables not only balance the look of a living room or bedroom set, but they also function as a place to set beverages and hold reading lights. In order to capture both form and function, you want to think about how you’ll use the table as well as what style will complement the room’s overall décor. More 
Raymond Side Table-Wht/Chr
$170 $255.00 · More Colors
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The stunning contrast of a thicker top surface versus a thin base is celebrated in this gorgeous side table. Yet you shouldn’t be fooled by the slim base — it’s sturdy and confidently supports the substantial tabletop.
“+” — Mik123
Standard Furniture Gateway Grey 1-Drawer End Table in Dark Chicory Brown
$313.34 $411.86 · Buy on Houzz
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Impressive proportions and bold styling give Gateway Occasional Tables a dynamic contemporary personality. Features: Distinctive design elements include thick square legs, weighty white marble veneer tops, and an eye-catching open ladder motif on apron rails. Pieces include a Rectangle Storage Cocktail, Storage End Table and Console Table, all with bottom drawers and shelves. ...More
“I like the style and dark wood color of this end table.” — jayjudy
Sandor Side Table-Clear/Chr
$151 $234.00 · More Colors
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A gleaming base and a crisp-looking surface all come together to create one stunning side table. The open square-shaped design creates a respectful pedestal, on which to display your favorite decorative items.
“Bit on the small side, but matching sofa table is good. Would want to paint the stand hammered grey” — jcrowthers
Caleigh Table
$528 $660.00 · Buy on Houzz
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Round out your favorite room with this distinctive accent table. A mango wood base coupled with an oxidized black iron top, it’s as much a work of art as a piece of furniture.
“cool end table” — sallyslo
Radinka Side Table-Pure
$124 $193.00 · Only 2 Left
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When you place a lamp on this fantastic side table, the lamp just shines … literally and figuratively. The circular top and base are beautiful bookends to the slender column, which work to present any displayed item in its best light.
“Table” — liseroy
Global Furniture USA T646 Square Glass End Table w/ Black Legs
$97.48 $128.13 · Buy on Houzz
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This table is complete with clear top glass and frosted bottom glass with black legs to finish the look. Modern style, Clear top glass, Frosted bottom glass, Black legs, Square Table Top Shape, End Table 1
Modway Magazine End Table in Black
$118.77 $156.11 · Buy on Houzz
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End Table in Black belongs to Magazine Collection by Modway End table features a beautiful integrated footrest that doubles as storage space for magazines and other print material. This piece also makes a great side table. Set Includes: One - Acrylic Stool with Magazine holder End Table (1)
“might work with the Eames chair and Pablo lights; size is right” — renmun
Gold Stainless Steel & White Marble Top Side Table
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Gold stainless steel and white marble top side table.
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In your side table search, rely on the following to help you navigate your options:

Why do I need a side table?


Side tables can serve many functions: from holding lamps and books, to coffee cups and more. Think about what all you plan to be setting on the surface of your end table to help determine the size and shape. In addition, think about whether you could use extra storage in your living or family room: you could consider an end table with practical drawers or shelves.

How tall and wide should a side table be?


To get this right, take a good look at the furniture your side table will be complementing. In general, your side table should be several inches lower than the arm of your chair or sofa, and the width should be in direct proportion. Side tables that are too high or too short will be uncomfortable, and anything too wide will weigh down the surrounding furniture.

What materials should I consider?


If you’re going for top quality, solid wood side tables are strong and durable, and, depending on the construction, can complement most styles. Leather end tables will add a rich complement to your décor and will only get better with age. Metal or glass end tables will add a nice touch to contemporary or eclectic interiors. Be weary of side tables constructed from particle board, especially if disguised by a nice veneer: while they’re less expensive, they typically don’t last long.

What style will work for me?


The selection for side tables is wide and varying, so whatever style you’re trying to meet, it’s likely you’ll find it. To complement furnishings with clean, well-defined lines, think a modern or contemporary table. Antique side tables can add an eclectic, traditional vibe, while the ornate designs of Art Nouveau side tables may make them the focal point of the room.

How should I maintain the condition of my side table?


Any surface that will be home to beverages will inevitably come in contact with water and moisture. Be sure to seal the top of your side table, and have coasters at hand as a preventative measure.
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