Let’s Talk Side Tables, End Tables and Accent Tables
The clear nature of acrylic or Lucite allows it to practically disappear in a room. This makes it a great choice for a small space that may appear crowded when furnished with solid pieces. For example, a Lucite end table will take very little visual space yet still provide a spot for books, glasses, and collectibles. In keeping with today’s eclectic design trend, combine a formal sofa with a clear acrylic side table for a very unique look. And for those homeowners interested in creating an eco-friendly home, Lucite requires no cutting down of trees, no toxic glues are used and it can be recycled down the road.
Side tables come in so many variations...round, square, rectangular….wood, glass, metal….well you get the idea. For my interior design clients, I choose side tables based on what they will be used for. If the end table is to hold a lamp, then I choose a side table large enough to accommodate the lamp and some table top accessories. Or, if the need is for a small table next to a floating chair, I choose a small drink table, that has a distinctive style and big personality.
Whatever the need is, a hot trend in accent tables is clear Lucite mixed with metal accents.
To illustrate this trend, let’s start with drink tables, small scale tables perfect for resting a drink or small accessory. This Round Chrome Accent Table with Mirror Top has a polished chrome base and a striking Lucite pedestal, resulting in modern shimmer and shine. A clear acrylic post and chrome triangular base make this mirror top side table the height of chic. For something just as chic, but larger in size, we love this acrylic and brass round side table, large enough for a table lamp and accessories. An industrial modern antique brass metal bracket mixed with the thick clear acrylic creates a sophisticated side table.
Finally, a clear acrylic, storage end table that provides style and functionality. This Acrylic Side Table with Metal Corners and Shelves Finish has it tempered glass shelves anchored by sophisticated acrylic and brass metal, offering abundant storage.