A cocktail table sits low, at about the same height as your sofa's cushions, and is usually placed in the center of your living room to act as a surface for drinks and snacks, and as a general catchall for all of your project and entertaining accessories. Some experts claim that the difference between a cocktail table and a regular coffee table is that a coffee table is always rectangular in shape, rather than oval.
An end table (also known as a side table) is placed beside a chair or at the end of your sofa for the purpose of holding lamps, as well as conveniently offering a place to set drinks and snacks when entertaining or watching television. Average between 20-24 inches in height. The ideal depth of an end table should match the depth of the sofa or chair it’s accenting.
Usually placed beside your chair or couch, a martini table is circular in shape and provides the perfect surface for placing drinks without taking up much space.
A telephone table resembles an end table, but offers either a drawer or cabinet underneath for storing pens, paper, and other items that can come in useful when taking down information. A landline telephone is not required for the use of this type of table – it also provides convenient out-of-sight storage for remote controls and other items.
This type of table is generally between 12 to 15 inches wide and with the same standard height as an end table – 24 inches. This is considered a narrow option for an end table or accent table. Chairside tables are rectangular in shape. They're ideal for small spaces between a wall and accent chair or end of a sofa.
A console table can offer many uses in the home. It generally stands taller in height and comes equipped with a lower storage shelf and sometimes drawers for extra storage. Use it in the living room, entryway or dining room for added style and storage. Also console tables are often used as a TV console, thus many of these offer wire maintenance to use for entertainment pieces.
Unlike your standard four-legged coffee table, a coffee table with casters (or wheels) lends a convenient way to relocate your table to suit any situation. This feature looks at home in an industrial space, and is offered primarily on reclaimed and distressed styles of coffee tables.
We're seeing silver everywhere these days, and coffee tables are no exception. Whether a gray tone in wood, painted, or metal materials, this hue is here to stay.
With sleek shapes and ultra-minimal designs, contemporary-styled accent tables give your space a very modern and up-to-date look while also remaining timeless and sophisticated.
If you love the sleek look of a contemporary coffee table, but could use a little more storage space, you will love the lift-top feature on some of our current coffee tables.
With its sleek, narrow-legged styles and clean lines, it's still a Mad Men-style world. Mid-century styles have established themselves in the furniture forefront.
This cushy coffee table option offers functionality not only as a table, but also as a footstool or even extra seating when needed. Available in various fabrics and materials, ottoman benches also often offer a hidden storage space when you lift the top cushion.
Each of these pieces tells its own story, as the materials used to construct your side or sofa table have been rescued from industrial items such as wine barrels or even driftwood, giving your space a unique, even antique-looking edge that is sure to spark conversation.