Decorating

These Photos Show How Important Your Side Table Is

Don't just use this versatile piece to keep lamps, clocks, and catchalls in place

Photography: apairandasparediy.com and apartmenttherapy.com via Pinterest (Main Photos)

Whether you have one in the living area or in your bedroom, it’s safe to say that a side table is a constant piece found in most homes. Many homeowners use it to hold vases, pretty lamps, and even gadgets and there are some who use it to showcase vignettes. While there’s nothing wrong with using a side table to showcase a décor item you hold dear, you shouldn’t limit its functions to the norm. Make the most of your side table with these ideas:

Got a mini garden in your balcony? A side table can hold your potted plants.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Don't just leave your potted wonders on the floor. Arrange your favorites on a side table with a wooden top and place it in a corner. A piece that's similar to the one shown above can add warmth to your oasis.

Are you always the designated host for get-togethers? A rectangular side table may come in handy.


CONTINUE READING BELOW
watch now

Take inspiration from the photo above and use your table to serve drinks and refreshments. Protect your table from water rings and scratches by using a table runner to hold small crates and buckets. If you're lucky to have a side table with compartments, you can also separate the alcoholic beverages from sodas and juices.

Don't have enough space for a huge shelf? A side table can function as a mini library!


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Keep your favorite reads within reach by creating stacks of paperbacks and hardbound titles. Those who have tables with drawers may choose to display hardbound tiles on top and keep the rest inside the drawers. Remember to keep your pile neat and organized to avoid having an eyesore in your bedroom.

Whether you love reading in the bathroom or keeping extra toiletries, a side table may come in handy.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Take inspiration from one of the spaces we've featured—the owner used a sleek table to hold magazines and extra tissue rolls. The table looks better compared to plastic bins and containers, don't you agree? If you have a neutral-colored T&B, pick a table in a viibrant color to help liven up the space.

Are you one of the many who like charging gadgets simultaneously? A side table in your bedroom or living area can serve as a charging station.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Place your side table near a power outlet to make charging easier. Make sure your outlets are intact and that you avoid octopus connections to prevent fires and accidents.

Looking for a new side table? Schedule a visit to these stores:

Habitat

  • 3/L Abenson, 4th Avenue corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
  • Tel. no. (02) 887-5247

 

SM Home

 

Schema

  • Unit 205-B Robins Design Center, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City
  • Tel. no. (02) 736-5641
  • www.schemaproduct.com

 

SB Furniture

  • 3rd level Market! Market! Mabini Ave, cor. McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • Tel. no. (02) 552-3913

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Read more stories about

Latest Stories

This OFW Couple Built a Modern, Stylish Hot Spring Resort in Los Baños

It's the perfect location for a getaway with family and friends.

How To Compute a Property's Market Value

Real estate, unlike most luxury goods or cars, doesn't depreciate over time, making it a good investment. But have you ever wondered why?

What All Those Pinoy Construction Terms Mean

Here's a handy glossary to help you decode your contractor's or worker's lingo, from Asintada to Tambol

Exploring Baby Bean's Enchanting Farm: A Celestial Retreat

Baby Bean's farm has a lot of potential.

Yeng Constantino's Dream Beach House in Zambales

Their vision is coming to life.

7 Popular Local Materials For A Filipino Home

Show your love for Filipino design and culture with these local products and the indigenous materials they are made from

What Do Ascott and St. Luke's Have in Common? A Bedsheet Supplier

You can get the same hotel-quality sheets from Filipino brand Doyle & Furnham.

Which Type of Wood is Best for the Home?

Tanguile, Narra, or Mahogany? Each type of wood has its pros and cons.

Christmas Gifts for Every Budget

Some suggestions for that holiday cheer.

Here's Everything You Need to Know About Anne Curtis' Trending Camaleonda Sofa

Plus, where to buy similar sofas that can elevate any space.

This Resort in Quezon Gives A Modern Filipino Take on 30sqm Prefab Homes

Planning your next family or barkada staycation? This resort in Quezon lets you unwind in comfort.
Load More Stories