Living Room End Tables: 23 Ideas That Mix Style and Function

by Thursday, December 29, 2016

Living room end tables are must-haves—they give you extra storage, a place to put decor or table lamps, and they’re another way to make your living room more stylish. Living room end tables are also easy to switch around and change depending on the season, your room design, or even just your mood! Or, you can pick a classic or basic table and keep it in your living room for years to come. Whichever you prefer, read on to see 23 living room end tables that are both functional and stylish.

Living Room End Tables To Style Up Your Space

Find The Right Living Room End Tables To Fit Your Style

With all the living room end tables out there, it shouldn’t be hard to find the perfect one. In choosing though, keep in mind what you need for your furniture. Do you have a small living room that needs extra storage? Do you have a table lamp you want to use? What’s the look and feel of your room? How many living room end tables do you want and need? Answering these questions can help you decide. Keep scrolling for 23 living room end tables that fit every style and design need.

 

1. Traditional

Add a traditional touch with this cabinet and end table in one. It’s tall enough to place a table lamp and other decor, and it has covered storage space, making it perfect for small and big living rooms alike.

 

2. Homey Metals

Metal furniture is commonly associated with industrial and more modern houses, but metal living room end tables can be homey too. Pick metals with thinner profiles, and living room end tables that use more materials like plastic, glass, or wood.

 

3. Marble and Gold

Marble and gold are materials to look out for if you want more luxurious living room end tables. Add it to an already luxurious living room, or use it to make a cozy living room more glamorous. Marble is also really durable and easy to clean!

 

4. Rose Gold

Rose gold is a trendier option for living room end tables. It looks warmer than gold or silver, and it’s perfect for fashion-forward homes. Then shop for other rose gold decor you can pair with your rose gold living room end table!

 

5. Shabby Chic

Give your old living room end tables a fresh new look by painting them shabby chic-style. Stick to white paint so you can use it with any kind of furniture—even more modern pieces, like this living room.

 

6. Matching Living Room End Tables

For bigger spaces, getting a pair of living room end tables will make your room look balanced. Choose a pair in a neutral color like black or white, and a simple design. So if you want to remodel in the future, you can use still use them.

 

7. Neutrals

If your living room is already thoroughly decorated with prints and bright colors, you’ll need an end table that’s neutral—white, black, or beige. Pick a design that’s more subtle as well, but which still matches the rest of your space.

 

8. Repurposed Furniture

Living room end tables don’t follow very strict requirements. They can be anything, as long as they function how you want to. So if you’re on a budget, repurpose your furniture like this vintage trolley table. DIYready has 10 great ways to repurpose your old furniture.

 

9. Unique Design

Unique Design | Living Room End Tables: 23 Ideas That Mix Style and Function

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Living room end tables are pieces of furniture you can explore different designs with, since they’re really meant to be statement pieces. This table looks normal at first, but look closer and you’ll see that its legs are actually arrows. For a truly unique end table, consider DIY projects.

 

10. Wooden Chests

Wooden Chests | Living Room End Tables: 23 Ideas That Mix Style and Function

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For even more storage options, why not try stacking 2 or more storage chests? They’ll give your living room a homey barnyard or country feel, and you can store your things on top and inside them.

 

11. Modern

Modern | Living Room End Tables: 23 Ideas That Mix Style and Function

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Eye-catching living room end tables are a great option for minimalist or modern spaces. Choose designs that aren’t your ordinary end table, like this one with geometric legs. It’ll go great with anything from modern, to minimalist, or even boho chic designs.

 

12. Matching Furniture

Matching Furniture | Living Room End Tables: 23 Ideas That Mix Style and Function

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A simple way to make your living room design cohesive is to get your living room end tables in a set. You’re sure they’ll match. This day bed and end table set have matching gold detail on the legs, and fit right into minimalist or more trendy living rooms.

 

13. Mini Shelves

Mini Shelves | Living Room End Tables: 23 Ideas That Mix Style and Function

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If you don’t really need serious storage but want more space to decorate, consider getting living room end tables with 2 or more levels. Get rid of your magazine rack and store your magazines here, and display other knick knacks on the added space.

 

14. A Bigger End Table

A Bigger End Table | Living Room End Tables: 23 Ideas That Mix Style and Function

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If you have the space for it, a bigger coffee table can also act as an end table. This gives you even more design options, and you can always add another smaller living room end table if you need more space.

 

15. Bookshelves

Bookshelves | Living Room End Tables: 23 Ideas That Mix Style and Function

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If a front-facing end table is too common for your taste, this table from Neiman Marcus is a great alternative. If you want more space, wider living room end tables are also perfect—they’re big enough to be small bookshelves!

 

16. 70s Glam

70s Glam | Living Room End Tables: 23 Ideas That Mix Style and Function

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Pick a living room end table that’s in line with your design concept. If you’re going for an artsy or ultra-trendy living room, get edgier designs like this 70s glam-inspired coffee table.

 

17. A Touch of Wood

A Touch Of Wood | Living Room End Tables: 23 Ideas That Mix Style and Function

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Make a living room filled with neutral furniture more homey by adding modern wood living room end tables. Then fill it with photo frames, a lamp, and other decor to match your design.

 

18. Homey Charm

Homey Charm | Living Room End Tables: 23 Ideas That Mix Style and Function

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It used to be customary to bring home furniture from countries we travel to and show how well-travelled we are. These days living rooms like those have an old-world charm to them. Living room end tables that look exotic, like they’re from another land or time, are an option you can definitely explore.

 

19. Gold

Gold | Living Room End Tables: 23 Ideas That Mix Style and Function

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White and gold is a no-fail living room color scheme. You can use it for living rooms that are traditional, modern, trendy, or whatever design concept you have. Bring in gold living room end tables to go with white furniture. Gold will also pair nicely with red or pinks.

 

20. Open Weave

Open Weave | Living Room End Tables: 23 Ideas That Mix Style and Function

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This open weave table is another way to a homey touch with your living room end tables. It’s also great if you want more closed storage!

 

21. Rustic

Rustic | Living Room End Tables: 23 Ideas That Mix Style and Function

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Copper and other rougher-looking metals make for great rustic-looking living room end tables. They’ll work in a boho-themed living room, or a more traditional one. DIY Ready has creative projects you can do to give your home a rustic look.

 

22. Nesting Living Room End Tables

Nesting Living Room End Tables | Living Room End Tables: 23 Ideas That Mix Style and Function

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Nesting tables are the next big thing in home decor trends. Nesting tables are perfect for apartments that lack space, since you can always push the smaller table under and just take it out when you need it. If you want to go ultra-trendy, pick out something like this clear plastic living room.

 

23. Updated Vintage

Updated Vintage | Living Room End Tables: 23 Ideas That Mix Style and Function

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If you’re not going full-vintage, try updating your vintage furniture with a few coats of paint you can do yourself. The shape and design are vintage, but painting it black makes it more polished and trendy.

 

Check out this video to learn how to DIY your own stylish living room end tables:

 

Living room end tables are living room must-haves, and now we know why. They’re versatile pieces of furniture that can fit your needs, and they fit everywhere from the smallest apartment living room to the biggest country homes.

What are your all-time favorite styles for living room end tables? Leave me a comment below to share them!

 

Want more decor inspiration like living room end tables? These DIY coffee tables are budget-friendly too!

 

Featured Image via Hannah Blackmore Photography

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