The Essential Guide to Buying Side Tables (End Tables) for Your UK Living Room (

Side tables, also known as end tables, are more than just afterthoughts in your living room décor. These versatile companions offer functionality, style, and a touch of personality.  At 7 Interior Design, we offer a curated selection of side tables in the UK to elevate your living space.

Choosing the Perfect Side Table for Your Needs:

With a diverse range of options available, here are some key factors to consider when selecting your ideal side tables:

  • Size & Proportion: Measure your available space and existing furniture to ensure the side tables fit comfortably. The tabletops should ideally be slightly lower than the armrests of your sofa for easy access to drinks or snacks.
  • Functionality: Consider how you plan to use the side tables. Do you need additional storage space for books, magazines, or remotes? Will they primarily be used for displaying lamps or decorative items? Choosing tables with the right functionality will ensure they meet your needs.
  • Material & Style: Think about the overall aesthetic of your living room and choose side tables that complement your existing décor. Popular materials include wood (oak, walnut) for warmth, glass for openness, and metal for an industrial chic look. Modern styles focus on clean lines and minimalist design, while mid-century modern features tapered legs and wood grain.
  • Color: Consider the color palette of your living room. Neutral tones like black, white, or grey offer versatility, while bolder colors can add a pop of personality.

Exploring the Different Types of Side Tables:

  • Tray Tables: These tables feature removable trays that offer flexible use and easy cleaning.
  • Folding Tables: Ideal for small spaces, folding tables can be tucked away when not in use.
  • Circular Tables: Circular tables add a touch of softness and can improve traffic flow in tight spaces.
  • Nested Tables: Space-saving nested tables offer a versatile solution with multiple tiers.
  • Storage Tables: Built-in drawers or shelves provide additional storage for decluttering your living room.
  • Shelving Tables: Shelving offers additional display space for books, plants, or decorative items.

Choosing the Right Material:

  • Glass: Creates a sense of openness and allows light to flow through the space. Easy to maintain but may show fingerprints.
  • Metal: Versatile and durable, available in various finishes. Easy to clean and offers a modern touch.
  • Wood: Provides warmth and a classic look. Requires more maintenance but can be a timeless addition to your living room.
  • Acrylic: Modern material with a clean aesthetic, easy to clean.

Finding Your Perfect Pair at 7 Interior Design:

7 Interior Design is your one-stop shop for high-quality side tables in the UK. Visit our website,, to discover a wide variety of side tables in various styles and materials.  From statement pieces to functional storage solutions, we have something for every taste and living space.

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