Tables are a home addition that really add functionality, as well as social gathering spots, so we have selected some of the most important.
From a communal dining table, to a valuable workstation and everything in between, tables are a hugely important part of your home and yet, can be easily overlooked. Far from just being token items of furniture that everybody thinks they should have, they bring a sense of purpose and legitimacy to every room they are placed in, so let’s take a look at some that we don’t think you should be without.
One of the social hubs of any home, regardless of family size, dining tables are a vital piece of furniture for reconnecting with your loved ones at the end of a long day. The perfect location for catching up on the day’s events, talking and sharing food, they also come to serve a habitual function for most people, with notebooks and newspapers often being left on them, as well as mail. A happy dining table can be a wonderful focal point in a room and with so many styles, sizes and colours to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice.
Coffee tables serve a number of functions, so don’t be fooled into thinking that they are only useful for placing a hot beverage on, as their name would suggest. In fact, they are great for dividing a room, acting as an unofficial footstool, housing magazines, books and remote controls and often become an extra seating option, especially for children. Helping to keep food and drink away from expensive carpets and floors, their practical functionality is undeniable, but so is their aesthetic beauty and tactile appeal.
If you work from home, or perhaps have children that need to complete homework regularly, work tables, such as well designed desks, are a fantastic addition to your home. Effortlessly segregating social from serious areas, desks help to focus the activities of the people using them, thus increasing productivity. There is an added bonus that in this age of design-oriented furniture, they often look phenomenal too, so now, your home office can be an extension of your interior decor scheme.
A fantastically indulgent treat, dressing tables offer users a quiet moment of calm to reflect on themselves and their own well-being and we can think of nothing nicer, especially for mums that look after large families everyday. Offering an easy way to organise and display jewellery and cosmetics, a dressing table or vanity unit is a beautiful as well as functional addition to a master bedroom, or walk-in wardrobe, if you are fortunate enough to have one.
For creating a cosy, warm and welcoming ambience in your bedroom, nothing is better than bedside tables with pretty lamps on them. Turn off the main light and let a softer, more romantic illumination fill the room and when you are ready for sleep, thanks to the easy location, you can turn them off without even needing to stretch too far. For tidy bedrooms, a bedside table is a great addition, as many have drawers and can hide away trinkets and practical items, such as tissues.
So you see; tables are not simply an afterthought, they serve functions and bring families together on a daily basis, so make sure you give your selections a little more thought and let us know what you choose in the comments!