Nesting Tables Buying Guide
Nesting Tables 101
Nesting Tables Buying Tips:
• Choose non-marring feet for use on hardwood floors
• Circular and oval shapes use more space but add visual impact
• Rattan or bamboo is ideal for a sunroom
• Clean, unadorned styles are easily transferred between rooms
Nesting Tables Features
Square or rectangular shapes generally create the smallest footprint in a room, since they can be positioned flush against walls and other flat-sided furniture. Round nesting tables or oval-shaped designs work in larger spaces and can be daisy-chained like a series of small islands for artistic effect. Perfectly square nesting tables look symmetrical and make the most of your floor space during social gatherings or when performing tasks.
Even the tallest in a set of nesting tables is rarely higher than a traditional end table or nightstand. You should opt for size if you intend to use the largest table for a practical, weight-bearing function. The smaller tables in the set will still be sturdy enough to support heavier objects. You might prefer a compact, narrow set of nesting tables to use as stationary plant stands in the corners of your room. The biggest table in an oval set could make a good temporary coffee table when company comes.
Your options include everything from exotic woods and solid, stained laminates to contemporary or traditional metal, acrylic, rattan and bamboo. Glass nesting tables can create the illusion of spaciousness and elegance in formal settings. Lightweight materials incorporating chrome and glass are ideal for decorative use; less so for daily use or in family rooms. Solid wood offers the best combination of strength and durability.
You can find nesting tables to match any home fashion from traditional to contemporary and ultra-modern. There are no hard and fast rules for matching them to your other furniture but consider how and where they’ll be used when choosing the right set. An ornate style that combines quality hardwood, metal and glass may darken the mood of a brighter room that’s exposed to sunlight. A see-through set of acrylic tables perfectly accents a light and airy atmosphere.
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Nesting Tables Arranging Tips:
• Use their open design to enable access to wall outlets and improve airflow
• Arrange your tables close to other items of similar decor to achieve symmetry
• Use nesting tables as spacers between your couch, accent chair and sectional sofa
• Tie together your room design by using a table in each corner
• Use multiple sets of nesting tables to create more layout options
• “Hide” nesting tables by decorating them with plants, pictures or books
Uses for Nesting Tables
Most styles will make an excellent night table(s) in your bedroom, or nightstands in a guest room. They can be used as a resting place for a laptop computer or tablet, books, night lights and more. And you’ll still have them available for other purposes like entertaining.