Small accent tables, often referred to as drink tables are one piece of living room furniture that most homeowners overlook when decorating their home. Find out the reasons why every home needs one of these little tables.
Perhaps you even consider adding a console table behind your sofa, but one table that many of us don’t think of adding and one that is not only cute, but has a very handy purpose is a charming little drink table.
I enjoy a hot cup of tea and have a cup with me pretty much all day long. When in my living room I used to sit in one of the recliners we have that is next to a big wicker basket that I made into a side table.
After getting my hip replaced, sitting in the recliner for an extended period of time can get uncomfortable, so I have been sitting on my sofa more often when watching TV, reading or typing away on my laptop. I am very comfy, but no longer have a place to set down my tea.
I don’t have the space to add another end table like this Serena & Lily knock off two-tier side table I made that is on one side of the sofa. When I watch TV, I sit on the other end of the sofa for better screen viewing.
I thought about making a small table, and found this small pedestal accent table in white, but I already have enough white in the room. I went on to search for a metal one to add some color and texture contrast to the room.
When I saw this Duke Round Accent C Table at Pottery Barn online and knew it was just perfect for my narrow space, needs and white and woodsy style. Drink tables come to the height of a sofa/chairs arm – this one is 24″ high x 10″ wide.
The table also comes in a version with a white marble top in oil-rubbed bronze and also in brass that I considered. It cost more, but the reason I didn’t get it was the white top made the metal look black. I didn’t like that. I preferred the more rustic appeal of the all oil-rubbed bronze metal table.
What is a Very Small Table Called?
A very small table is usually called an accent table. Many times these tables are also called drink stand tables or drink side tables, that fit into tight or small spaces.
What Do You Put on an Accent Table?
A drink or accent table’s main purpose is to keep a beverage, a small plate or bowl of food or even a book in arm’s reach when you are sitting down reading, watching TV or entertaining.
Some drink tables like the one I just added to my living room are designed in a “C”shape. This design allows the bottom to go under the seating which places the top of the table to go along the top edge of the seating, keeping your beverage or book right where you can easily reach it while saving on precious floor space.
Since drink stand tables are small and some very narrow, they can fit in a tight space where a normal size end or side table wouldn’t fit. These little tables are light weight and easy to move wherever you need them. I also plan to use it when relaxing and reading out on my deck in the summer months.
Use one of these very handy tables for your morning cup of coffee or happy-hour cocktail, or place it bedside for your nighttime essentials.
Adding a small decorative accent table may be the last piece of living room furniture you think of adding to a room. It may be small in size, but it is big on function.
Take a look around your living or family room to see if there is a spot you enjoy sitting that would be made even better by having a small drink table right next to it.