How Accent Tables Can Help Decorate Your Home

A side table has many uses – a place for books and magazines, a perch for your plant, a catch-all for mail and keys, or a nearby spot to place a drink – and sometimes it can be an afterthought in your overall design. Although an accent table is small, when the right design is chosen to complement your space, it can make a huge impact to your home decor.

Choosing an accent table that is mirrored, glass, chrome, or glossy brings a reflective quality to your room, adds a bit of sparkle and shine, and gives the appearance of a larger space. I’m a big fan of nesting tables because they add so much visual interest to your space, and the decorating ideas are endless!

Chrome Table with Magazine Holder | Glossy White & Chrome Accent Table | Round Tray Top Nesting Tables | Square Satin Silver Nesting Tables

When I was asked by Staples Canada to check out their furniture selection, I simply thought that they sold office furniture. But I quickly discovered patio sets, living room furniture, dining tables and chairs – who knew that they haveΒ so much more? They have so many trendy accent tables – from contemporary designs, industrial looking pieces, reclaimed wood and mirrored and glass finishes.Β 

Wilco Side Table | Distressed Fir Wood Side Table | Reclaimed Look Nesting Table | Copenhagen 3-Piece Nesting Table

I think I’m a little obsessed with reclaimed and distressed wood pieces – I love the worked-in surfaces and the patina of the wood when mixed with more modern finishes.

Distressed Fir Wood Nesting Table

When we were looking for a side accent table for our living room, I wasn’t quite sure what would match with our multi-coloured, multi-patterned Bohemian-style sofa. My first thought was to go white to blend with the walls, or perhaps glass… but then I went on the complete opposite side of the spectrum and went with a bright and bold colour for our accent table.



This accent table is made by Zuo and is the Prisma Stool in Transparent Red, unfortunately sold out on the Staples Canada website, but can be found here. I absolutely adore it and think it adds a bit of unexpected whimsy to an already colourful room. It can be used as a stool or a side table, can be used outside or inside, and it opens up so you can add decorative objects inside (which would look especially cool with the clear version).

Accent tables can complete the look and feel of your home decor without breaking your budget or taking up too much space!

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