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5 Must-Have Side Tables for Your Bedroom or Home Office

Complete your space with a sturdy and functional piece

Photography: Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions (Main Photo), Dairy Darilag and Kurt Alvarez (Products)

Side tables are essential multifunctional pieces for the home. In the bedroom, it can hold your books, gadgets, and table lamp while in the living room, it can hold a vase filled with flowers and other decor pieces. Of course, a home office won't be complete without a quality side table where you can keep documents and other supplies.

In its own little way, the side table acts like a command center that avoids clutter and keeps things in place. If you are looking for a piece that's worth investing in, here are five picks worth checking out:

Keep things clean and simple with a sleek, minimalist piece.

White round side table P2,750, Mandaue Foam.

If you don't always have to use a side table, you may opt for a foldable piece. This can be moved around easily so you can work on your laptop whether you're in the living room or bedroom.

Glass Top X-frame Side Table, P8,400, Mandaue Foam.

Add a Scandinavian touch to your space with this sleek option.

White Table, price available upon request, True Value.

This tray table can serve different purposes at home. When placed in the kitchen, it can hold condiments and other ingredients. If you choose to put it in your bedroom, it can hold toiletries and a few books.

Doftrik Tray Table, P3250, Mobler.

Liven up a plain room by adding a pop of color. A vibrant yellow side table can serve as an accent piece in a home office, too.

Yellow Side Table, P11,950, Dimensione.

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