We all have our own ideas about how to make a house our home. Whether you're renting yours or you own one outright, it’s always tricky to give a space that special feeling we all crave.

An occasional table for any situation

What’s sure to help is to have a comfy place to sit back and relax in with a favourite drink to hand. Of course, a small table with scrumptious snacks to accompany a gin and tonic helps create the perfect atmosphere to chill out in - simply put: side tables are to living rooms what cheese is to wine. Designed to be placed next to a sofa, these small occasional tables can make a huge difference to the appearance and practicality of your living room. Multifunctional and stylish, coffee tables, side tables and end tables will also make life around the house much easier. Their functions vary widely from keeping drinks and essentials close to hand, to storage and display space. Magazines, books, planters, decorative objects, flower arrangements and other small items such as beverage coasters will find their rightful place on these small tables.

 

Skovby SM206 Coffee Table

Skovby SM206 Coffee Table

Gallotti & Radice George 2 - Glass Coffee Table with shelf

Gallotti & Radice George 2

Tom Schneider Serpent Coffee Table

Tom Schneider Serpent Coffee Table

B-Qubed Bean Table Berry

B-Qubed Bean Table Berry

Innately practical

In addition to their obvious aesthetic appeal, they’re really handy when throwing a party as surfaces to place plates of nibbles. Opt for a larger one with retractable leaves and you can easily enjoy your dinner on it while watching your favourite show in the comfort of your living room. Our favourite thing is that there’s no rule when placing them or on the number of small tables you should own, providing they go well together aesthetically. They’re also easy to move around, enabling you to quickly alter the entire dynamic of your living space. We love the latest trend in occasional tables: powder-coated designs with a more contemporary feel, giving a greater sense of space.

A wide variety of options

No matter if you’re on a generous or tight budget, there’s always an occasional table that will give your interior décor a boost. These small tables - or sometimes not so small, depending on your space and needs - are available in many different materials and styles, and prices will vary depending on what you’re after. Wooden, metallic or glass, round, square or rectangular: the options are only limited by your imagination. Soft shapes and modern geometries are available to help embellish your living room, create a workspace or enrich an open space. Need more storage space for your beloved books? Choose a multifunctional coffee table with shelving space like the Balance Coffee Table from Terence Conran. Stylish with a simple design, it will work effortlessly in a variety of living spaces. If you’re more of a show-off you’ll have an instant crush on the Model MATCH rectangular coffee table. With a double top and structure made of solid wood, this side table is perfect for displaying and storing your home accessories. The two trays, with slightly curved sides and rounded edges, can be combined from different finishes and materials.

Calligaris Match Medium Rectangular Wooden Coffee Table with large rectangular top and slightly curved, bevelled-edged sides

Calligaris Match Coffee Table

Balance Metal Side Table features a combination of wooden shelves and metal framework

Balance Metal Side Table

Calligaris Symbol Small Round Wooden Coffee Table

Calligaris Symbol

Grange Jacob Square Side Table

Grange Jacob Side Table

 

Ready to add a small table to your home’s interior?

Visit our furniture store in Sheffield and browse our varied display of coffee tables. From tables with thin, metal legs, suitable for the simple, Scandinavian-inspired living room, to tapered mid-century styles, we have something to suit your taste and prices to match your budget. Pop in for a browse and take your pick.

Alternatively, you can view a wide selection of our occasional tables right here on the Ponsford site.

In search of even more interior inspiration? Dive into the Ponsford blog to read more of our expert tips.