Accent tables are the chandeliers of tables. Sure, they serve a purpose — the same way a chandelier adds light to your space, an accent table adds storage. But the real purpose of both is to look beautiful in your home.
Your accent table should not only match your home’s aesthetic but elevate it. It’s the piece that brings together your mid-century modern design or adds a glamorous touch of gold to your Art Deco decor. It’s all about beauty, so when you’re styling an accent table, let your eyes lead the way.
Take a peek at our accent table styling tips and gaze upon some of our favorite models so you can find a stylish and affordable option for your home.
How to choose and style an accent table
The phrase “accent table” is often used to describe console tables and sofa tables. But because this phrase is more about function than form, it can also refer to a side table, coffee table, or cocktail table. Anytime you want a table to complement your home decor, it’s an accent table.
Where you choose to put your accent table will help you decide what type you need. If you’re styling a slim space, look for console tables. With their slender form, these tables are designed to fit into tight spaces. They can line the halls of your entryway, squeeze behind your couch, or sit slimly along a wall.
If you’re placing a table between other pieces of furniture, you’ll need a coffee or end table, depending on how big of a space you want to fill. Even an ottoman or pouf can take the place of an accent table. Simply place a serving tray on top and you’ll have all the function of a table with a bit of added texture.
15 accent tables to adorn your space
Once you have an idea of where you want to put your accent tables, you’re ready to choose the perfect piece for your home. Here are 15 options that will help you accentuate your space.
1. Claude Sofa Table With Lower Shelf in Chrome and Clear
This modern table design will add understated glamor to your home with its round acrylic legs, chrome frame, and sparkling glass top. Place it behind your modern sectional to make room for drinks and snacks, or use it in your entryway to create a place to drop your keys and bags when you walk in the door.
2. 2-Piece Hexagon Nesting Tables in Natural and Black
This geometric table set gets its style from the dramatic contrast between the natural wood top and the black metal frame. Use both tables when you have extra company or store the small table under the larger one when you need more floor space.
3. Round Accent Table With Bottom Shelf in Espresso
With a timeless traditional style, this round accent table features a classic silhouette that fits easily into a small space. Its lower shelf makes a perfect home for plant life, and the wood top provides a place to set drinks or a flower vase.
4. 3-Door Accent Cabinet in Reclaimed Wood
While technically not a table, this accent cabinet can still function as one while looking beautiful lining the wall of your dining room or living room. It’s made from reclaimed acacia and teak wood (no new trees were harmed in the making of this piece!), and with three drawers and three cabinets, it offers more storage space than any other item on this list.
5. 2-Piece Round Marble Top Nesting Tables in White and Gold
For a bit of instant glamor, these round nesting tables have a metal base with a gold finish and a white marble tabletop. The smaller table slides beneath the taller one to create extra room, making it an ideal furniture piece for small spaces.
6. Storage Sofa Table With 2-Drawers in Weathered Burnish Brown
Offering a timeless transitional style, this storage console table will help bridge the gap between your classic and contemporary furniture. It’s made of solid mahogany and features felt-lined drawers and antique bronze knobs.
7. Accent Table in Cement and Black
Add industrial style to your living room (plus, more space for popcorn around your sectional) with this stylish accent table. The c-shape allows you to tuck the bottom of this table under your couch, while the cement tabletop and black metal frame create the feeling of a stylish loft space.
8. 3-Piece Coffee Table and Stools Set in Cappuccino
This curvaceous coffee table adds functionality to your space with its storage options and stools. Beneath the glass top, there’s a lower shelf where you can display books or magazines. Plus, there are two cabinets to store small items like remote controls. The two matching stools tuck neatly into the curves of this s-shaped table and can be pulled out to make room for guests.
9. Monrovia Square End Table in Cinnamon
The angled silhouette of this contemporary piece proves that you don’t need to be flashy to be fashionable. Place this table chairside, and it will add understated elegance to any room.
10. Round Accent Table With Ottoman in Orange
If you can’t decide between accent tables and ottomans, get both with this clever design. When you’re ready to kick up your feet, the ottoman slides off the side table to create two separate pieces. But whenever you need more floor space, you can store the ottoman under your side table for a colorful accent piece.
11. Multi-Dimensional Console Table in Silver
If you’re looking for a statement piece that’s more decorative than your wall art, this shimmering silver console table leaves a lasting impression. The base is studded with faux grey gemstones for added sparkle, and the mirrored tabletop and base will catch the light and reflect it around your room.
12. Storage End Table With 1 Basket in Weathered Burnish Brown
This two-drawer, one-basket end table offers storage and style. The slim drawers are perfect for remote controls and magazines, while the basket can store quilts, throw blankets, or duvets. This piece is built to last with solid mahogany construction.
13. Sofa Table With Hairpin Legs in Natural Honey and Gun Metal
This simple but stylish console table features the signature elements of mid-century modern design. From the clean lines to the solid wood top and hairpin legs, it offers unpretentious style that’s built to last well into the next century.
14. Square End Table in Clear
A clear table is a marvel of modern style — it somehow manages to be both understated and ultra-glamorous all at once. This practical, square table gives you plenty of space on top for table lamps and trinkets. You can leave the space below empty to create a minimalist design, or you can slide a basket underneath to add more storage.
15. Sir Rawlinson Sofa Table in Deep Merlot and Clear
From the metal scrollwork to the beveled wood, this ornate sofa table design is fit for a gentleman’s manor. It’s the perfect piece to complete a traditional style living room or study, or you can add it to your entryway to welcome guests with a bit of grandeur.
Accentuate the positive with accent tables
With your new accent table, your home is about to get a lot more stylish. Whether you want to use your table as a focal point in your living room or have it complement the decor in your home office, this piece brings gorgeous style (and added functionality) to your life.
For more decorating inspiration, browse our complete collection of accent tables or take a look at our design guides. You’ll find everything you need to create a space you love.
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