Stuart Foote was being a good husband. His wife's impending party would need a centerpiece. So, he put his presidency at The Imperial Furniture Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan to good use. He trimmed the legs of a dining table and named it the “coffee table”. The idea of a coffee table came from the need to put down your hot beverage between sips. These tables, called tea tables were tall at 27″ high, compared to today's coffee tables at 18″-19″ high.
Coffee tables, end tables, side tables, tea tables, or whatever they called are a type of accent table placed at the side of other furniture, for example, a sofa. The height of the end table should be equivalent to that of the sofa's arm. Just as its name suggests, a side table is placed beside a piece of furniture a person would sit on, such as a couch or a bed. Its main purpose is to ensure that essential items are within easy reach.
The main difference between end tables and side tables is that side tables typically have a larger surface area than end tables. A side table is a small table we usually place at the side of a room, or against a wall while an end table is a small table, we place next to a chair or at the end of a sofa.
As with many of the other coffee table alternatives, because it's small and light, it's easy to move around or repurpose in the room in another way if you tire of using it as your “coffee table.” A side table can definitely work in place of a coffee table or a nightstand.
With different styles that match our seating and other furniture, our coffee tables and end tables for the living room take care of everything you like to have close by, from remote controls to magazines.
Remote controls, magazines, popcorn bowls… your living room table has a lot to take care of. Go sleek and minimal or ultra-organized with hidden storage. Either way, your space will get a style boost. And your coffee cup gets a new home away from home. But coffee tables are not just for coffee. Tables can be both functional and stylish. Choose a coffee table with a storage shelf for small items that you need close at hand, then add that special decorative accessories on top to showcase your style.
Home Crown provides a wide range of side tables with different styles and materials. Start surfing among the Home Crown’s side table category and choose your perfect and practical side table now!