Using Occasional Tables in Every Room

By Bailiegh Basham · March 24, 2016

Using Occasional Tables in Every Room

Amish Made Multipurpose Occasional Tables

Amish made occasional tables are equally at home in any room, and they work well on their own or as part of an ensemble of several furniture items.

As the name applies, occasional tables do not have a definitive function nor a permanent placement. These decorative, functional, and portable tables can be used throughout your home as you see fit.

Living Room
Perhaps the most popular room for occasional tables, living rooms of all shapes and sizes often accommodate end tables, coffee tables, and console tables. These accent pieces hold drinks, light the room with table lamps, store remotes and reading materials, and even display your favorite decorative items. Place end tables, otherwise known as side tables, on each side of a loveseat or sofa, or place an accent table in between two arm chairs. Typically, end tables placed next to seating should be no higher than the arm height of the furniture, and no lower than the seat height.

Console and sofa tables are generally placed behind a sofa as part of the interior design, but these narrow tables can also be used against a wall. Available in all shapes and designs, coffee tables can be spaced in front of furniture or centered among a grouping to create a focal point in the room.


Pictured: Calligaris Family & Game Room Set

Using occasional tables in a bedroom can help maximize space and complete a functional room. They are typically used for storing evening essentials, holding bedside lamps and alarm clocks, and displaying collectibles.

Solid wood end tables make versatile and charming bedside tables and nightstands. These occasionals should be slightly taller than your mattress, but really this is all about personal preference. Larger master bedrooms often accommodate a seating area of some kind, and accent tables can be used next to a chair or in between a pair of armchairs.


Pictured: Roxbury End Table | Calligaris End Table | Adella End Table

Office or Den
Depending on the size of your home or executive office, occasional tables can serve similar functions as they do in a family room. In a traditional den, for example, end tables can be used next to seating furniture, whereas a conversation table can be used in front of a sofa or facing a fireplace.

You might also consider expanding your office workspace or storage by adding a console table near your desk, or adding an accent table to a reception area or waiting room.


Pictured: Rowena Coffee Table | L'Arpege Coffee Table

Hallway or Foyer
Occasional tables placed in a hall, entryway, or foyer can showcase decorative accents or become decorations themselves. A narrow table in the hallway serves as the ideal resting place for keys, the mail, or a beautiful flower arrangement that greets guests.

Sofa tables come in various shapes, but narrow tables and half round tables offer a versatile approach to accommodating tight spaces. Consider an occasional table with cabinet, shelf, or drawer space if storage is needed.


Pictured: Clement Console Table | L'Arpege Console Table

In summary, the inherent beauty of occasional tables is that they do not have to be used for any particular occasion. Our Amish made tables are available in various hardwoods, finishes, and styles, so they fit perfectly within any type of decorating scheme.

Author, Baileigh Basham

Bailiegh Basham is Lead Sales & Marketing Strategist at Countryside Amish Furniture. She's been a team member since 2014. Bailiegh is deeply passionate about furniture design and home decor.