Nesting Tables Buying Guide

Nesting tables can provide style and save space in many rooms in your home. This nesting tables buying guide is a helpful introduction to one of the most flexible furniture options.

Nesting Tables 101

Nesting tables combine elegant style with practical design. A typical set comprises three tables, each sliding beneath the other in a single column. Some sets have two tables and others as many as four. The list of possible uses is limited only by your imagination. No matter what your design scheme, there's a nesting table to complement the style and other elements of your room. Nesting tables are extremely useful if your floor space or storage capacity is limited, or if you simply prefer less clutter. They're also a great way to add table space to your home for sleepovers, parties and dinners with the extended family.

Nesting Tables Buying Tips:

• Avoid placing glass nesting tables where children are active
• 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

Shapes +

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.

Sizes +

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.

Materials +

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.

Styles +

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:

• Staggering your nesting tables can create a focal point for the eye and fill space in a sparsely furnished room
• 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

A set of nesting tables is an ideal solution for when guests drop in, adding more surface area for serving bowls and hospitality to casual gatherings. Distribute your tables around the room so that guests have a handy spot to rest a drink and snack plate without resorting to using the carpet or having to perform a balancing act. Nesting tables also free up your end tables or coffee table for larger food platters or beverage pitchers.
Accent Furniture
Stored together, the set makes for a discrete accent table and display location for a picture frame or flower vase. Parsed out as end tables in your living room, they can help tie together your decor and lend symmetry to your layout. Scale decorative items such as frames and plant containers to the size of each table, or set a tall vase on the smallest table for an interesting visual effect. Take advantage of the mobility of nesting tables to experiment with different design schemes.
Night 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. 
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