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The 35 Best Side Tables to Finish Your Living Room

These surfaces come in round, rectangular, and offbeat shapes to accent any sitting room.
Roxanne Robinson Aug 05, 2021
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Without a table near a couch or chair, a sitting room looks incomplete. Having a proper surface to put something down on is fundamental to living well. This need was lampooned perfectly by Edina Monsoon—the boozy but determined fashion P.R. agent played by Jennifer Saunders in the BBC series Absolutely Fabulous. She implored the need to her assistant begging, “Surfaces, surfaces, darling. I need surfaces.” In the living room or any room, a side table or end table delivers a convenient place to put things and what’s more,  a chance to add personal style to the space. Nest Casa culls the ultimate list of side tables and end tables to help you find the perfect spot to put things on.

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End tables are generally meant to flank a couch on either side (generally both) and are made at the same height as a standard couch. Because of this, they often come in sets. Side tables are more flexible in use and can vary in height. Usually, one is enough! It all depends on the look you are going for.

Round Side Tables

Nest Casa's selection of round styles run the gamut in materials, from round and stool-like end tables to rattan and straw versions. Contemporary styles read well in marble and chrome, while stone and metal offer a minimalist look when it comes to side and end tables.

Lulu & Georgia

Raven Side Tables (Set of 2)
$299.00 BUY NOW

Stark and white, these Raven side tables are constructed from concrete and sit at different heights for an asymmetrical yet modern effect.


DWR

Platner Side Table
$1,627.00 BUY NOW

This well-known side table design is by Warren Platner, who worked as an architect with I.M. Pei and Eero Saarinen before branching out. It expresses the designer's approach of adding decorative grace but in a modernist setting.


Serena & Lily

Market Side Table
$348.00 BUY NOW

The sustainable and the practical are on display in this twisted bamboo and jute table, which bears a secret storage container inside. The easy-to-clean, white enamel tray top cano hold whatever you need to put down securely.


Gabriel Scott

Pedestal Round Side Table in Black Steel and Satin Copper Base
$2,480.00 BUY NOW

At once industrial and classic, this marble-top table in the style of a bistro table can raise and lower its height according to preference or need. This is thanks to the help of the mechanisms in the satin copper base.


Arcahorn

Apollo Side Table
$5,580.00 BUY NOW

The Apollo side table—aptly named, as it feels space-age modern—blends a black, lacquer top with a horn inlay accent. The geometric, three-leg base in a brushed satin finish completes the conversation piece, which you will be tempted to leave bare to let this beauty stand alone.


Serena & Lily

Tunbridge Side Table
$798.00 BUY NOW

Simplicity and versatility make the Tunbridge side table a must-have in any home; the sleek, rattan wrapping enables this round pedestal end table to find its place among all sorts of décor styles.


DWR

Eames Walnut Stool
$1,100.75 BUY NOW

There are many provenances behind the Eames walnut stool, which was first inspired by a seat that Ray Eames bought in Africa. It was reconceived (with the help of her husband, Charles Eames) for the lobby of the Time & Life Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center. Originally used as a seat (or, a “percher,” as the duo dubbed it), this stool works as both a table and a chair.


Ferm Living

Insert Side Table - Black Stained
$834.00 BUY NOW

This minimalist side table made from ash wood serves as a conversation starter, thanks to its unique, tiered  design. It artfully slips in a second small surface for remotes or phones that is out of direct sight (but closely in reach).


Matì

OrBis, Side Table with Colored Round Tops and Brass or Copper Rings
$993.56 BUY NOW

Art and function meet via the OrBis table, which is customizable in a variety of colors for the lacquered wood tops encased in brass on a walnut base. These surfaces resemble small flowers sprouting up, giving any room an unexpected, delightful focal point.


My Home

Vinnie Burgundy Side Table by Alessandro Stabile
$870.00 BUY NOW

Cleverly disguising what it holds—which is a discreet vide-poche—the Vinnie side table by Alessandro Stabile comes in multiple colors. It makes an excellent bedroom side table for those who appreciate the successful marriage of scale and volume.


One Kings Lane

Daryl Side Table, Antiqued Brass
Price upon request BUY NOW

Meet Daryl, the antique-finished brass and bronze pedestal side table. It’s the new porter for your things stowed next to a bed or couch.


Piero Fornasetti

Architettonico Table - Black/White
$2,066.00 BUY NOW

The beauty of Piero Fornasetti's work can be seen in this small, round end table in porcelain. It bears the design house’s muse, Lina Cavalieri, and features the famous Architettonico signature pattern from the Italian artist.


DWR

Hew Side Table, Style E
$1,185.75 BUY NOW

There is so much to love about the Hew side table that extends beyond its geometric shape. Nest Casa especially loves this piece made by artist Pat Kim, who segued his degree from the Pratt Institute into a Brooklyn studio with a woodworker’s bench in order to create his organic designs.


One Kings Lane

Jose Round Side Table, Gray
$295.00 BUY NOW

The Jose side table reveals the beauty of simple geometry, made from smooth, polished concrete. It is at home both indoors and outdoors.


Anthropologie

Hover your mouse over an image to zoom. Brass Starburst Round Side Table
$398.00 BUY NOW

Natural elements collide on the Starburst round side table, combining a rich, rosewood base and a bright white, marble top inlaid with brass to form a shining example of good taste.


The Citizenry

Kato Side Table
$450.00 BUY NOW

In a twist on the traditional basket, Ugandan artisans, working in a fair-trade enterprise, demonstrate how multifaceted the palm leaf can be by creating this uniquely textural side table.


Kelly Wearstler

Morro Side Table
$4,160.00 BUY NOW

Imagine a child’s wooden toy blocks becoming a dramatic piece of furniture and you’ll have the Morro table. It comes in three different stone varieties to delight any type of playroom.


Soho Home

Fleet Side Table, Small/Tall Marble
$295.00 BUY NOW

Balance is key to the stability of the Fleet side table:  its green marble top is supported by a singular, elegant brass leg that is inserted into a solid stone base (which is firmly planted on the ground).


Lulu & Georgia

Arteriors Serafina Side Table, Sahara
$845.00 BUY NOW

The Arteriors Serafina side table in Sahara looks like a master sculptor carved its Rubenesque shape, giving it its allure.


Soho Home

Swift Side Table
$550.00 BUY NOW

The makers of this table may have been thinking of the interiors of the original Soho House in London. We believe there is also a dose of Alexander Calder in the metal base of the Swift side table with a marble top.


Kartell

Componibili Storage Unit - Chrome - Small
$320.00 BUY NOW

The Componibili storage unit side table, designed by Anna Kartell Ferrari, has remained a Kartell best-seller since it was first introduced in 1967. This is due to its practicality and attainability combined with its high-minded design—especially, in the chrome finish.


Rectangular Side Tables

Soft edges aren't for everyone. Many prefer a standard, four-cornered surface on which to place necessary objects. Nest Casa pulls a selection of some of our favorite rectangle-shaped side and end tables for those enthusiasts.

The Marble House

Marble Short Side Table
$2500.00 Buy Now

Nest Casa takes particular pride in the Marble House collection, generated by designers and skilled craftspeople in Italy and made in limited editions. In particular, this short marble side table in blackwood marble adds elegance and class to any space.


Soho Home

Selby Outdoor Side Table, Parchment
$345.00 BUY NOW

We think this Selby outdoor side table with a speckled glaze, inspired by styles seen at Soho House Tel Aviv, is the perfect spot to place those summer cocktails for fashionable poolside or patio entertaining. Aperol Spritz, anyone?


Ferm Living

Rotben - Sculptural Piece - Black
$737.00 BUY NOW

The Rotben side table by Norwegian artist Ofstedal Eng is such a piece of sculpture that it's easy to forget that it functions as a handy side table. It works inside and outside, since it is made from 100% recycled cast aluminum.


Lulu & Georgia

Kella End Table
$398.00 BUY NOW

Simple, sturdy, and one-of-a-kind, the Kella end table made from teak adds a natural element to any space in need of an organic touch.


Global Explorer

Black & White Woven Side Table
$230.00 BUY NOW

Because 15 percent of sales of this woven side table by Global Explorer is donated to Women for Women International, this table with a removal tray top looks good and does good, too.


Lulu & Georgia

Sunako Side Table
$899.00 BUY NOW

1970s modular furniture comes to mind with the chunky Sunako side table in a pale, smooth finish made from bleached and sanded ash burlwood with a mahogany veneer.


Richard Hutten

Opera Rectangular Brass Table Designed by Richard Hutten for Ghidini
$1,795.00 BUY NOW

Why not bring a night at the opera home with this reproduction Opera table, designed originally for Ghidini in 1961? This one comes in anodized brass finish, but there are other finishes available, too (like rose gold–colored stainless steel).


Chairish

1970s Conteporary Rectangular Lucite and Brass Two Tier Side Table
$1,875.00 BUY NOW

Disco’s golden era transcended beyond music and fashion; even the furniture was slick and sexy. This is demonstrated here, in this tiered Lucite, glass, and brass table that owes its heritage to the famous Parisian atelier, Maison Jansen.


Flair Florence

Flair Edition Contemporary Side Table, Brass Base and Art Glass Top, Italy, 2021
$1,929.24 BUY NOW

Art glass and hammered brass come together to make this intriguing contemporary Italian side table from Flair Edition.


Irregularly Shaped Side Tables

Not all tastes can fit neatly into a single shape. Some prefer more abstract forms. Luckily, even those pegs that don't fit into round or square holes can find something to love with these irregularly shaped side and end tables.

Lulu & Georgia

Nera Side Table, Black
$625.00 BUY NOW

The Nera side table is an example of how minimalism doesn't mean plain. Its two long, thick legs create a T to support a triangle tabletop with rounded edges.


Lulu & Georgia

Paris Stool, Travertine
$2,949.00 BUY NOW

If the female form is to be credited with humanity's creation, then why not celebrate that strength with this travertine marble stool or side table? Which one is your choice, since this piece is strong enough to hold whatever finds its way on top.


Edyta Baranska

Contemporary Round Side and Coffee Tables Murano Glass Black and White 1
$3,918.76 BUY NOW

Fairy tales inspired Polish artist Edyta Baranska to create a group of Murano glass tables with lamps in irregular shapes that are reminiscent of soap bubbles. The influence is complete with tiny air bubbles that are visible in the glass and topped with an ornamental glass sphere.


Chairish

Moorish Star Shape Blue Side tables - A Pair
$2,500.00 BUY NOW

You’re sure to see stars in the form of these decorative, Moorish-style, vintage side tables.


Chairish

Vintage Mid Century Walnut Glass & Brass Organic Shape Side Table
$3,200.00 BUY NOW

The kidney bean table is expressed to the max with this vintage mid-century modern piece boasting a secondary glass layer to display additional vintage treasures.


Roxanne Robinson
Roxanne Robinson is an award-winning Paris-based American journalist covering luxury and fashion industries with over 25 years of experience. I spent over 18 years at WWD, covering sportswear, accessories and fine jewelry. My career witnessed the shift from print media to the digital age. I gained expert knowledge of the design world, wholesale and retail markets as well as the marketing that supports them. I met endless creatives and business people who create luxury from inception to POS with the consumer. My work has appeared in Forbes.com, BoF, The Hollywood Reporter, CRFashionbook.com, The Jewelry Journal as well in-house publications and websites at Bally, Pomellato, Au Depart and Editorialist.com among others.
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