The inherent beauty of occasional tables is that they do not have to be used for any single particular occasion. They are amazingly functional in any room at any time, and they add style and elegance to any decor. Often used as a spot to hold a lamp or drinks or even a great book, these charming accent tables fill a need for classy style along with the extra elements of usefulness and sturdiness not always found in other accent tables.
A gorgeous inlaid table features several types of wood, patterned in a unique way that adds decorative visual interest and character. Inlay’s like cherry wood, boxwood, rosewood, and walnut add immensely to their charm and appeal. Accents like gold leaf and silver leaf give tables an aristocratic look.
An inlaid table showcases a flair for unique decorative elements. Inlays can be crafted from materials ranging from fine Italian marble to contrasting woods that are creatively used to form a marvelous design. Designs range from interesting geometric wood placements to beautiful floral motifs to artistic chevron designs.
Whether the table’s style is Italian Neoclassic, Louis XIV, a Biedermeier table style or 18th Century Venetian style, these tables blend well in any decor. Base styles range from tripod style to pedestal bases to elegantly curved leg styles. One’s choices are many and varied, with the final style choice being a highly personalized decision.
Drawers found in some occasional tables add to their usefulness. They can be used to store essential things like remote controls for electronic devices, restaurant menus, reading glasses, and anything else that enhances the family’s lifestyle. Beautiful antiquated looking bronze and other metal accents add to any table’s overall attractiveness and sophistication.
The beautiful Biedermeier table style showcases ones taste for simplicity in design. The name was often used to describe blonde wood furniture popular in Scandinavia, Austria, and Germany during the 19th century. Biedermeier is a name synonymous with practicality due to the use of locally found woods like ash, oak, birch, walnut, and cherry. Simple, clean lines are combined with attractive ornamentation’s that have been used to accentuate the simple and straight lines of the wood.
Place one of these elegant accent tables in any room in the home and watch as they quickly become the go-to table for displaying photographs, clocks, lamps, flower arrangements, and other decorative artifacts and heirloom pieces. They may also end up being the place where important things that are meant to be taken along are stored so they won’t be forgotten when heading out the door. Busy lifestyles call for sturdy, unique and functional furnishings, along with exceptional utility and creative design elements that make these tables just beautiful.